Research and other activities

Beyond its strictly archival functions, the Historical Archive of the Bank of Greece (IATE) develops a series of research activities and collaborations with universities, research centres and organisations. It participates in the Eurosystem’s central bank archives network under the European Central Bank (ECB) and is a member of the European Association for Banking and Financial History (eabh), as well as the Society of Greek Archivists (EAE).

One- or multi-day conferences and other events

IATE organises and takes part in events and one- or multi-day conferences devoted to financial and banking history, as well as issues of record management and retention policy.

Some of the most recent events include:

One- or multi-day conferences and other events

IATE organises and takes part in events and one- or multi-day conferences devoted to financial and banking history, as well as issues of record management and retention policy.

Some of the most recent events include:

2019

One-day conference on “The crisis of 1929 and Greece: Economic, political and institutional aspects” [in Greek]

Athens, 31 October 2019 (co-organised with the Modern Greek History Research Center of the Academy of Athens)

  • Programme [in Greek]
  • Welcome speech by the Bank of Greece Governor Mr. Yannis Stournaras [in Greek]
  • Press Release [in Greek, incl. event photos]

Conference on “Politics and State in Greece during the 20th and 21st century” [in Greek]

Nafplion, 3-5 October 2019 (co-organised with the Historical Archives of Alpha Bank)

Opening of the Archive of Ioannis (Yangos) Pesmazoglou

Athens, 24 June 2019 (organisation)

2018

International conference on “The birth of inter-war central banks: building a new monetary order

Athens, 2-3 November 2018 (organisation)

2017

Launch of the book by A. Kakridis, Kyriakos Varvaresos: Biography as economic history

Athens, 15 March 2017 (co-organised with the Publications Section of CCRD)

  • Invitation Press Release [in Greek]
  • Speech by the Bank of Greece Governor Mr. Yannis Stournaras [in Greek]
  • Speech by Professor Kostas Kostis [in Greek]
  • Speech by the author Andreas Kakridis [in Greek]
  • Press Release [in Greek, incl. event photos]

2016

Opening of the Archive of Xenophon Zolotas

Athens, 23 November 2016 (organisation)

2014

Launch of the Greek book by Μ. Psalidopoulos History of the Bank of Greece, 1928-2008

Athens, 11 June 2014 (co-organised with the Publications Section of CCRD)

Research monographs

Wishing to combine the projection of its archives with the promotion of historical research, IATE assigns and supports the compilation and publication of research monographs that are chiefly based  on IATE records.

In this framework, the following monographs have been published:

Research monographs

Wishing to combine the projection of its archives with the promotion of historical research, IATE assigns and supports the compilation and publication of research monographs that are chiefly based  on IATE records.

In this framework, the following monographs have been published:

Michalis Psalidopoulos (2019), History of the Bank of Greece, 1928-2008. [Originally published in Greek in 2014]

Andreas Kakridis (2017), Kyriakos Varvaressos: Biography as economic history. [in Greek]

Margarita Dritsa (2012), Emmanuel Ι. Tsouderos, 1882-1956 – Central banker and politician. [in Greek]

Maro Kardamitsi-Adami (2011), Bank of Greece – The buildings. [Also published in Greek]

For more information, see Centre for Culture, Research and Documentation publications.

Documents from the Historical Archive series

Unpublished documents, confidential reports, business correspondence and personal testimonies co-exist in a series that was introduced in 2019 and showcases the richness of the Bank of Greece archival holdings.


Documents from the Historical Archive series

Unpublished documents, confidential reports, business correspondence and personal testimonies co-exist in a series that was introduced in 2019 and showcases the richness of the Bank of Greece archival holdings. Each book focuses on a pivotal event, a critical period or a significant person that are highlighted through unpublished documents drawn from IATE records. Specialised scientists select, combine and discuss the archival documents, helping the reader navigate through the primary sources and develop his/her own, unmediated relationship with history’s raw materials.

Until today, the series Document from the Historical Archive includes: 

Kyriakos Varvaressos (2019), The Greek economic condition: Memorandum to the Under Secretary of State Dean Acheson, 1946. Introduction: Sotiris Rizas. [in Greek]

Socrates Kosmidis (2019), Diary, 1941-1945. From Athens to London with the Greek government-in-exile: an employee of the Bank of Greece narrates. Introduction-transcription-notes: Angela Karapanou. [in Greek]

For more information, see Centre for Culture, Research and Documentation publications.

Oral history programme

Oral history programme

The IATE’s oral history programme was launched in 2018 and aims at gathering oral testimonies about the activities of the Bank of Greece, both at the level of day-to-day business and interactions, which give rise to business practices and constitute the staff’s daily routine, and at the level of senior management, which cooperates with the State, the banking system and other European and international organisations to formulate monetary and economic policy.

Participation in exhibitions

Archival material from the IATE is frequently used in periodical or special exhibitions carried out by the Centre for Culture, Research and Documentation, as well as in exhibitions organised by other institutions.

Some of the most recent exhibitions include:

Participation in exhibitions

Archival material from the IATE is frequently used in periodical or special exhibitions carried out by the Centre for Culture, Research and Documentation, as well as in exhibitions organised by other institutions.

Some of the most recent exhibitions include:

2018

Exhibition “Snapshots: 12 stories from the Bank of Greece through the lens of K. Megalokonomou”

Museum of the Bank of Greece, Athens, 17 October 2018 (opening)

  • Welcome speech by the Bank of Greece Governor Mr. Yannis Stournaras [in Greek, incl. event photos]
  • Press Release [in Greek, incl. sample photos]

 

2017

Exhibition “Alexandros Korogiannakis (1906-1966) – Prints”

Museum of the Bank of Greece, Athens, 25 April 2017 (opening)

  • Welcome speech by the Bank of Greece Governor Mr. Yannis Stournaras [in Greek, incl. event photos]
  • Press Release [in Greek, incl. sample prints]

 

2014

Exhibition honouring Xenophon Zolotas

Museum of the Bank of Greece, Athens, 16 December 2014 (opening)

  •  Invitation Press Release [in Greek]
  •  Press Release for event in the honour of Xenophon Zolotas, 15.12.2014 [in Greek, incl. event photos]
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