The University of Oxford, in partnership with the Baring Archive, are offering a 3-4 year PhD studentship on the topic of Women and Work in the City of London, 1870-1970. The studentship will begin in autumn (Michaelmas term) 2021, and the main data source is the Baring Archive Ltd. More information on this exciting opportunity can be found here:
The deadline for applying is 8th January 2021.
The Barings Archives has an extensive collection of documents located primarily in the ING building in the City of London.
The firm that became known as Baring Brothers was established in
1762, and it quickly became one of Great Britain’s most important firms in the
financing of domestic and international trade. As you may know, Barings
became insolvent in 1995 as a result of unauthorised trading by one of its
employees, Nick Leeson. ING of the Netherlands acquired the majority of
the business, and in 2004, MassMutual Financial Group bought the asset
Today the Barings Archives continues as a charitable trust.
I joined its Board of Trustees earlier this year.
The link below takes you to the Archives’ webpage. Its
archivists are in the process of digitising as much of the collection as
possible, but the vast majority of the archive is not yet digitised.
If you are doing research on international financial institutions
and/or international trade, I encourage you to click on the link below and
browse the collection:
Dr. Rowena Olegario
Co-Director, Global History of Capitalism
Oxford Centre for Global History
M +44 (0)754 5419820