Project Advisory Board and General Assembly Meeting

7 th  and 17 th  of June 2021

The third and final Project Advisory Board meeting was held on the 7th of June 201 online (due to the COVID-19 pandemic). Several work package teams showed presentations on their work, followed by a general discussion on pertinent topics.

Following the PAB meeting, the third and final General Assembly of the EURHISFIRM project was held on 17 th June 2021. The meeting took place online (due to the COVID-19 pandemic) and summarized all activities accomplished during the course of the project. The meeting was attended by members of the project advisory board, the steering committee, project team members and contributors, and external invited guests. The active participation of representatives of the consortium of the project also brought many valuable insights. During the meeting, several work package teams presented their achievements, summarizing the results they had developed. This was followed by a general discussion in which relevant topics to the project were explored.

D1.11: Final yearly progress and strategy report to the General Assembly

CESSDA ERIC joins the EURHISFIRM project as 12th consortium member

CESSDA ERIC (Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives – European Research Infrastructure Consortium) that provides large-scale, integrated and sustainable data services to the social sciences. It brings together social science data archives across Europe, with the aim of promoting the results of social science research and supporting national and international research and cooperation.


CESSDA ERIC’s expertise in the open data and research infrastructure ecosystem, particularly in the social sciences, will enhance EURHISFIRM’s technical and scientific competencies and will support  the project’s research infrastructure design in incorporating cutting-edge developments from the European data community.


CESSDA ERIC is also the coordinator of the SSHOC project (Social Science and Humanities Open Cloud), in which EURHISFIRM partners participates. SSHOC is a project within the framework of the EOSC (European Open Science Cloud).


With the addition of CESSDA ERIC, the EURHISFIRM consortium’s membership expands to 12 institution in 8 countries across Europe.

EOSC Projects EXPO

16-19 November 2020 | ONLINE
DEADLINE FOR EXHIBITORS: 6 November 2020, 12:00 CET


Break away from Zoom fatigue and experience virtual interaction in a new way! Connect with old acquaintances and meet new ones!

Organised as part of the upcoming EOSC-hubFREYASSHOC joint event Realising the European Open Science Cloud, the EOSC Projects EXPO is the first virtual exhibition to showcase EOSC initiatives and projects, and is expected to generate significant knowledge exchange, synergies, and networking.

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Accounting resources for Economic and Financial History (19th and 20th c)

Call for a 2021 pre-session World Economic History Congress
Paris and online, 18th and 19th June

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Additional information and deadlines:

31th January, 2021: extended abstract of their paper (not exceeding one page) to pierre.labardin@dauphine.psl.eu28th February 2021: decision of the organizers
30th May 2021: submission of a full paper
18th and 19th June 2021: pre-session online and in Paris
July 2022: World Economic History Congress in Paris



Jan Annaert, University of Antwerp
Pierre Labardin, Paris-Dauphine
Cheryl McWatters, University of Ottawa
Angelo Riva, European Business School and Paris School of Economics

Price Currents, Financial Information and Market Transparency – Web Seminar

The seminar on stock exchange price currents originally planned to take place in Amsterdam on 27 November 2020 will now take place in webformat with the following programme:

Seminar 1, Friday 27 November 2020, 15.30-17.30 hrs

1. Peter Solar, ‘Prices: Sources, Problems, Solutions’
2. Tony Moore (University of Reading), ‘The precursors of price currents – mercantile correspondence in the later Middle Ages’
3. Stephan Köhler (Mannheim University), ‘The price of money. Interest rates in medieval sources: Examples from Tirol 1287-1406’

Seminar 2, Friday 4 December 2020, 15.30-17.30 hrs

4. Frans Buelens and Johan Poukens (Antwerp University), ‘Stock exchange regulation, price quotation and the official lists of the stock exchanges of Brussels and Antwerp, 1840-1914’
5. Jérémy Ducros and Angelo Riva (PSE), ‘Competition and information, the Paris financial center in the 19th century’
6. Frederic Steinfeld (Goethe University, Frankfurt), ‘The controllability of financial publications: balance manipulation, hidden reserves and dividend smoothing in the German chemical industry around 1900’

Seminar 3, Friday 11 December 2020, 15.30-17.30 hrs

7. Angelo Riva (PSE), ‘The Milan and Genoa Stock Exchanges: official and private lists’
8. Mika Vaihekoski (Turku School of Economics), ‘Revisiting Index Methodology for Thinly Traded Stock Market: the Helsinki Stock Exchange’
9. TBA: David Chambers or Van Bochove, Gelderblom & Jonker

All meetings will take place via Zoom. Colleagues wishing to attend should send an email to Joost Jonker,, so as to be given the access codes and password for each meeting.


EURHISFIRM colleagues awarded grant to build Dutch financial history data (NEDHISFIRM)

EURHISFIRM colleagues professor Abe de Jong (Monash University and Erasmus University) and professor Joost Jonker (University of Amsterdam/IISG) have been awarded a Call Digital Infrastructure SSH grant launched by the Platform Digital Infrastructure SSH ( The project, called NEDHISFIRM and led by professor Herman de Jong (Univ. of Groningen), will collect Dutch corporate and stock exchange data (1796-1980) and conduct related research activities.


The grant significantly supports the expansion of the national datasets that EURHISFIRM creates within the European research infrastructure.


According to professor Herman de Jong, “NEDHISFIRM fills the rapidly growing demand for digital corporate information from economists and economic historians. The database can be used by academics for teaching material and research, but is also interesting for financial and business journalists, as well as other economic data providers such as Datastream, Orbis, or the GF Database” (source:


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40th Conference of the Portuguese Economic and Social History Association

Economic and Social History: Past, Present and Future

Nova School of Business and Economics, Carcavelos Campus
20-21 November 2020


The Portuguese Association of Economic and Social History turns 40 and the date is a good motive to assess the evolution of this academic field and its prospects. Economic and Social History changed deeply between 1980 and 2020. Throughout this period, the discipline has progressively expanded its research interests beyond the old macro-narratives centred on economic growth or the concepts of social class or status. Although these topics continue to be well alive, the agenda of Economic and Social History has expanded to include new dimensions: institutions, education, inequality, firms, gender or ethnic groups. Thanks to this process, the discipline has established links with other academic disciplines or approaches, such as economics, sociology, anthropology, environmental studies or cultural history. Due to the open nature of the subject of this year’s conference, we invite all researchers in economic and social history to submit proposal for panels or individual papers on the topics they are currently developing, thus showcasing the thematic richness that defines this academic field today. As is usual in APHES’ conferences, proposal or panels on any historical period are accepted.

Paper proposals should include 4 keywords, an abstract (max. 500 words) indicating the topic, the aims, the theoretical approach and the empirical foundations; and a CV of 300-400 words. Panel proposals should include the same information for each participant and paper. They should include three papers and a chair for each proposed panel.



Deadline for submission of proposals: until 20 April 2020

Confirmation of accepted proposals: until 1 June 2020

Deadline for submission of full texts: until 21 September 2020

Proposals and full texts should be sent to:


Keynote speaker

Stephen Broadberry, Professor of Economic History at the University of Oxford


Grants for students

Grants that cover registration costs are available for students. More information at:

Deadline for applications: 6 October, 2020. To be sent to:


APHES Prize 2020

A prize will be awarded to the best paper of a young researcher presented at the Meeting. See the Regulation at: Applications should equally be sent to:


Scientific Committee

Maria Eugénia Mata (Nova School of Business and Economics) – President

Álvaro Garrido (FEUC, Coimbra)

Inês Amorim (FLUP, Porto)

Joaquim da Costa Leite (DEGEI – UA, Aveiro)

Margarida Sobral Neto (FLUC, Coimbra)

Teresa Silva Lopes (University of York, UK)

Carlos Gabriel Guimarães (UFF – RJ, Brazil)

Helder Adegar Fonseca (DHUE, Évora)


Organising Committee

Luciano Amaral (Nova School of Business and Economics)

Graça Almeida Borges (CIDEHUS, U. Évora)

Álvaro Ferreira da Silva (Nova School of Business and Economics)


More information soon.

Call for Papers: Price Currents, Financial Information and Market Transparency

Workshop Amsterdam, 27 November 2020

What’s the relationship between changing price information flows and evolving market structures? Jointly organized by EURHISFIRM and NEHA, this workshop focuses on price currents and other types of public and private price information. What do such publications tell us about the markets they served, the stocks listed, the terms and conditions of trade, and the individual market’s degree of transparency? What do differences across Europe tell us about the character of national markets?

The workshop is intended as a preparation for a full session on these issues at the World Economic History Conference in Paris, 2021. Those interested to present are asked to send an abstract of no more than 250 words to Participants will have to provide their own funding for travel and accomodation.

Deadline for submitting proposals 1 June 2020

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Call for papers : FRESH conference – Paris, 29 April 2020

On 29 April 2020 the Paris School of Economics will host a Frontier Research in Economic and Social History meeting (FRESH). FRESH meetings aim at gathering researchers to present their ongoing research at an early stage, and discuss them with peers, in a friendly environment.

The Paris meeting will be hosted and financed by the Center for Economic and Social History François Simiand of Paris School of Economics. It will be especially addressed to young researchers working at the interaction of business and economic history and linking these aspects to issues in international political economy and international economic relations, from the nineteenth to the twenty first centuries.

The keynote speaker will be Professor Leslie Hannah, emeritus professor at the London School of Economics and at the University of Tokyo. Professor Hannah will present his research on the largest UK manufacturing employers of 1881, focusing on the determinants of whether they listed and their choices among 26 UK stock exchanges.

Proposals using a wide range of different methodologies are welcomed. We especially welcome submissions dealing with topics such as (but not limited to):

  • Global firms in a globalizing world
  • International financial credit to industry and firms
  • Relationships between banks and industry
  • Relationship between firms and state and non-state actors (associations, supra-national organizations)
  • Firms’ governance and organization
  • Global circulation of techniques and managerial practices
  • Firms’ survival during global crises

PhD students and new researchers are especially encouraged to submit their work.

To be considered, each prospective participant should submit a two-page proposal and a brief academic CV (in Word or PDF format) to by 14 February 2020. Notification of acceptance will be sent by 29 February 2020.

There will be at least three bursaries to help PhD students to cover the costs of travel and accommodation. Further information on how to apply for these will be made available to successful applicants.

REMINDER: Conference: New Perspectives on Interwar Financial and Banking Crises

Paris, Monday, June 29, 2020 to Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The recent global financial crisis has sparked renewed interest in the interwar financial and banking crises, particularly those associated with the Great Depression of the 1930s. This new wave of research has been supported by an unprecedented increase in the digitization of monetary and financial statistics as well as data on local economic activity and businesses. The digitisation of newspapers, central bank and parliamentary reports in several countries improves access to archival sources, opening new perspectives on the political economy of these crises.

Remarkable progress has been made in our understanding of domestic or international financial contagion (through interbank networks), as well as the real effects of banking crises.  However, this new wave of research has remained little comparative, and most of the work has focused on the contagion and consequences of the 1930-1931 banking troubles.

The first objective of this conference is to be truly comparative by bringing together researchers working on several countries. The second is to extend the scope of the analysis by considering the entire period between the two world wars. We are very interested in articles that attempt to explain the financial vulnerabilities of the early 1930s by examining the accumulation of risk (and the first financial crises) that started in the aftermath of the First World War. Third, the conference aims to examine the entire financial system, investigating the relationships between stock markets, banks and non-bank financial institutions (including public financial entities). Fourth, we also welcome papers that study how financial and banking systems were fixed in countries exiting crises.

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