Contemporary history of Europe

Letterbox - Making shell companies visible. Digital history as a tool to unveil global networks and local infrastructures

22 November 2023

Research seminar with Benoît Majerus and Lars Wieneke.


Letterboxes, representing shell companies, are an emblematic symbol for a form of international capitalism that has come under increasing scrutiny in recent years and serve as a focal point for international criticism of the Luxembourgish financial system.

LETTERBOX is an innovative project that mixes recent questions in financial history with cutting-edge digital history. During the seminar we will address the challenges we have in making a very large corpus readable and present first results of our research. 


Wednesday, 22 November 2023

14.00 - 15.00

C²DH Open Space (4th floor, Maison des Sciences humaines)