Professor Catherine Schenk awarded ERC grant for new research project

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Congratulations to Professor Catherine Schenk on being awarded a €2.4M grant from the European Research Council (ERC). The grant will fund a research project entitled Global Correspondent Banking 1870–2000 (GloCoBank). Over the course of five years, GloCoBank will  analyse the international network of correspondent banking relationships across the 20th century. Using innovative data collection and extensive archival research, the data will seek to understand the links between various individual banks across 130 years.

The GloCoBank project will include opportunities for six postdoctoral researchers.


Catherine Schenk is Professor of Economic and Social History at St Hilda’s College. In 2018-19 Professor Schenk acted as Co-Director of the Oxford Centre for Global History. Her research focuses on international monetary and financial relations after 1945 with a particular emphasis on East Asia and the United Kingdom. She is the author of several books including International Economic Relations since 1945  (2011) and The Decline of Sterling: managing the retreat of an international currency (2010). Her current research interests include the development of international banking regulation since the 1960s and the causes of the sovereign debt crisis of the 1980s.