Friday, December 14, 2012

EABH Young Scholar Workshop: CFP

The European Association for Banking and Financial History (EABH) e.V. invites the submission of paper proposals on the topic "Foreign Financial Institutions and National Financial Systems," its 2013 Young Scholar Workshop, to be held at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem on March 3, 2013. The call for papers states:
Many of today’s banks trace their origins to the long nineteenth century’s processes of globalisation, nationalism and colonial expansion. To facilitate transfers, in search of profits or to finance overseas trade many banks crossed borders by hiring correspondents or opening branches, and acting as foreign institutions’ representative agents at home. Banks’ foreign experiences varied. They were often welcomed as important innovators and the financiers of progress, but frequently suspected of serving the interests of foreign governments, too. At times of war they faced control and expropriation. This year’s Young Scholar Workshop will explore the history of foreign financial institutions and their relations to host economies and their governments as well as to institutions in the home countries.
Proposals should be forwarded to c.hofmann@bankinghistory.de by January 1, 2013. Please include: the author(s)'s name and affiliation(s), an abstract of up to 500 words, and a short CV for the presenting author.  Comparative approaches are encouraged and co-authored papers are welcome. EABH will cover travel expenses and a two-night stay in Jerusalem. Outstanding papers on the main theme will be proposed for presentation at the EABH Annual Conference, to be held in Warsaw in June 2013.