Histoire contemporaine européenne

« FinLux » seminar: Schedule for the spring term 2019

14 Mai 2019

« FinLux » seminar: Schedule for the spring term 2019

Rue Aldringen, Luxembourg City.
Photo by GilPe - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Luxembourg,_rue_Aldringen_(3).JPG

‘FinLux’ is a series of seminars held on a monthly basis and focusing on the history of the Luxembourg financial centre.

From its inception, the C²DH has decided to make the history of the Luxembourg financial centre one of its main research priorities. In this context, the 'FinLux' seminar is held on a monthly basis. It is a place for researchers to discuss ongoing research projects in banking and financial history in a broad sense. The fundamental theme of the seminars is a reflection on which topics, actors, sources, and methods can be used to write the history of the Luxembourg financial centre.

All sessions start at 18:00 sharp at the C²DH (Maison des Sciences humaines, 4th floor). The presentations this semester will be in either French or English. Please e-mail Benjamin Zenner in case you wish to participate.


Schedule for the spring term of 2019


12 February 2019

Views from abroad: Luxembourg’s financial centre in the spotlight of the international press (1950s-1990s) – Approach, methods and first results

by Victoria Mouton (University of Luxembourg)


12 March 2019

Histoires de la place financière luxembourgeoise

by Benoît Majerus and Benjamin Zenner (University of Luxembourg)


23 April 2019

Le marché libéral du logement en Suisse en crise, 1934-1950”

by Florian Müller (Universität Zürich)


14 May 2019

The Politics and Political Economy of Bank Reform in Europe

by David Howarth (University of Luxembourg) and Iain Hardie (University of Edinburgh)


June 2019 (to be confirmed)

Archipelago Capitalism: Tax Havens, Offshore Money, and the State, 1950s-1970s

by Vanessa Ogle (University of California, Berkeley)