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Sources for business history: catalogues of bank files

Sources for art history: Catalogue of the pictures of Alfred de Rothschild 1901

Sources for yachting history: Plans for Nathaniel von Rothschild's yacht Veglia 1905

Sources for natural history: Walter 2nd Lord Rothschild and his zebra carriage: c.1910

Sources for global financial history: Map of lines of the Brazil Railway Company: c.1920

Sources for business history: index cards to bank files

Sources for social history: Rothschild Hospital Paris: 1920s

Sources for business history: detail of a Rothschild bond coupon

Sources for architectural history: Halton House: 1890s

Sources for the history of travel: Lionel de Rothschild's tours of Spain: 1909

Sources for local history: Tring Park: c.1900

Sources for Royal history: shooting party with Edward Prince of Wales: 1893

Sources for political history: Lionel de Rothschild: first Jewish MP: 1858

Sources for sporting history: St Amant winner of the Derby: 1904

Sources for local history: gardeners at Aston Clinton: 1899

Sources for Rothschild family history: Lionel de Rothschild's yacht Rhodora: 1927

Sources for London history: entrance to New Court: 1965

Sources for design history: plans for Lionel de Rothschild's Rolls-Royce: 1930

Sources for business history: Rothschild gold bars produced by the Royal Mint Refinery: 1930s

Sources for business history: letters of August Belmont Rothschild Agent in New York: 1860s

Economic History Conference celebrating the 90th Anniversary of the Bank of Greece

Economic History Conference, The birth of inter-war central banks:
building a new monetary order
 

2 & 3 November 2018, Athens

This year marks the 90th anniversary of the operation of the Bank of Greece. To celebrate the event, the Bank is organising an international economic history conference, to be held in Athens on November 2-3, 2018. The conference is titled The birth of inter-war central banks: building a new monetary order and shall focus on central banking in the inter-war years, particularly the string of new banks that were established in the 1920s and 1930s. Many of those institutions were born in an attempt to restore international monetary order and promote central-bank cooperation in the aftermath of World War I. The Great Depression soon challenged the viability of this order and forced many of the new-born institutions to re-evaluate their policy priorities and their relationship to the state and with each other. 

The conference shall bring together fifteen prominent scholars from eleven different countries, working on the history of money and banking, to present papers on different aspects of inter-war central banking, as well as specific national experiences. Barry Eichengreen, Professor of Economics and Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley will deliver the keynote lecture, uniting some of the conference themes. To underline the connection with the present and future of central banking, the conference also includes a panel discussion, led by the Governor of the Bank of Greece, Yannis Stournaras and joined by several other Eurozone central bank Governors, who will discuss different aspects of “Central bank policy and cooperation after the last financial and sovereign debt crisis”. The discussion, which will be open to conference participants and members of the press, offers an opportunity to take a more long-term view of current policy challenges and the prospects of central bank cooperation within the Eurozone.

The conference will take place at The Grand Ballroom, Hotel Grande Bretagne, 1 Vasileos Georgiou I Str., Syntagma Square, Athens. Conference registration will open in September 2018.

Further information will be found here »

Posted on the 7th August 2018
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