20 Jul 2022 - 22 Jul 2022
09:00  - 15:00

Kongress / Tagung / Symposium

History of Insurance in a Global Perspective

This international conference investigates insurance as a crucial element of the globaliza­tion of finance and of capitalism in general.

History of Insurance in a Global Perspective

The U.S. National Archives, Photograph of Souvenir Hunters After the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, 1906

Since the early modern period, geographical diffusion of insurance is closely linked to processes of globalization and de-globalization. The conference presents a broad picture of the multi-dimensional history of international insurance. This covers different periods, regions and branches of insurance: from late-medieval and early modern maritime insurance over the diffusion of life and non-life insurance in the Western hemisphere during the 19th century to the rise of non-Western markets and corporations in colonial and post-colonial contexts. This global lens invites the combination of the wide global perspective with local, micro-historical perspectives.

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