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Business and Financial History Seminar

This seminar focuses on financial history: that of financial institutions (banks, financial markets) and the actors’ practices, as well as that of firms (accounting, internal or external financing, profits, governance), mainly in Europe and its colonies, since the beginning of the 19th century. The seminar will alternate sessions in the form of a workshop on a theme, discussing sources, data, methodological issues and historiography (in particular around the Data for Financial History database:, and sessions where a guest speaker will present a recent or ongoing work, sometimes remotely via Zoom.

Organizers: Pierre-Cyrille Hautcoeur and Angelo Riva
Logistics: Sarah Dafer

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This seminar is co-funded by a French government subsidy managed by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche under the framework of the Investissements d’avenir programme reference ANR-17-EURE-0001.

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