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Schedule of the Financial History Network virtual seminars


Financial History Network: Spring/Summer 2021 Webinar Series Program

The Financial History Network is pleased to announce the Spring/Summer 2021 webinar series program. We have an outstanding line up of presenters and papers and look forward to our future discussions.

The Financial History Network’s webinar sessions take place via Zoom on Mondays at 11 am EST. Sessions are recorded for publication on the network’s YouTube channel. If you want to receive the papers being discussed, reminders of our sessions, and follow-up discussions of the issues raised during the webinar sessions, please fill in the form here. If you want to attend the webinar series, please register using our Eventbrite page or the links to each session in the webinars program. Once you have registered, you will receive a Zoom link in an Eventbrite e-mail.

For abstracts and registrations visit: https://financialhistorynetwork.wordpress.com/ 

February 1, 2021

Keynote Talk: “Was Modern Economic Growth Finance-Led?”

Richard Sylla, Professor Emeritus of Economics, New York University

February 15, 2021

“Managing the Balance Sheet: Hidden Reserves, Dividend Smoothing and Balance Manipulation in the German Chemical Industry around 1900”

Frederic Steinfeld, Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of Gothenburg

Twitter: @f_steinfeld

March 15, 2021

“Wagering on the Future: Cotton, Credit and Contract Law in Colonial Bombay”

Meghna Chaudhuri, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of History, Boston College

April 12, 2021

“The Politics of Arbitrage: Connecting and Disconnecting Global Markets, 1870-1920”

John Handel, Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of California at Berkeley

Twitter: @_john_handel

May 17, 2021

“The Local Dimension of Global Finance: Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Global Debt Crisis of the 1980s”

Lukas Dovern, Lecturer, Department of History, Stanford University

Matthew Nestler, Ph.D. Candidate in History, Department of History, Stanford University

June 7, 2021 

“Payment Crises and Consequences”

Gary Richardson, Professor, Department of Economics, University of California at Irvine

Padma Sharma, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Chris Koch, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

June 28, 2021

11 am EST

“The Emergence of Banks in Latin America, 1850-1875: Was There a Financial Revolution or Something Else?”

Carlos Marichal, Professor Emeritus of Latin American History, El Colegio de México


Financial History Network Webinar Series Conveners

Bernardo Bátiz Lazo (Northumbria University, United Kingdom)

Manuel A. Bautista González (Columbia University in the City of New York, United States)

Sergio Castellanos Gamboa (Bangor University, United Kingdom)

Miguel A. López Morell (Universidad de Murcia, Spain)

Paula Vedoveli (Fundação Getulio Vargas, Brazil)

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