we make history.

Banks, insurance companies and further financial institutions are Members of eabh. In recognition of their responsibility for a sustainable and effective financial sector they advance academic research in the field.


  • eabh supports research into all aspects of banking, insurance and financial history, from the earliest innovations in the middle-ages, to developments since the industrial revolution and in the present.  
  • eabh maintains a global network of financial professionals and academics. In so doing, eabh contributes to the effective management of the financial sector and consequently competitiveness.
  • eabh primarily focuses its support on its member institutions, which include banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions. They benefit from eabh conferences, workshops and publications.
  • eabh promotes the art of archiving. Accurate, accessible and relevant records of past activities and experiences are the indispensable foundation for a sustainable and stable global financial system. 
  • eabh circulates sound research and information upon which today's decision makers can rely. 






History of Inflation. Inflation in History.

2015 eabh Annual Meeting

14 - 15 May 2015

eabh in cooperation with the Czech National Bank and the Czech Banking Association

In this meeting we want to gain better understanding of what is actually available in financial institutions' archives, and to identify promising areas for future research or action. The objective is to look at what is new about inflation? Can historical instances of inflation provide tools for a better understanding of modern developments? Should present day monetary authorities and decision takers be aware of these lessons as they cope with the challenges of the global economy?

Eventbrite - History of Inflation


Workshop for New Scholars in Financial History

9 - 10 March 2015

in cooperation with

Université Libre de Bruxelles




Decision Taking, Confidence and Risk Management in Banks: 19th and 20th Century

27 - 28 February 2015

Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut
Essen, Germany