Funded by the ERC

EU funded project


Further Activities

Sabine Go, Giovanni Ceccarelli and Guido Rossi have received a grant from the Cooperating Maritime Funds (Samenwerkende Maritieme Fondsen) to expand their project “Risky Business: pricing, governance, and integration in European insurance markets (c. 1400-1870)”. This projects objective is to advance, through international cooperation, the historical study of marine insurance. A multination, public database of recorded marine insurance prices from the earliest records (15th century) to the end of the 19th century database has been designed and created. Simultaneously, the researchers have located and collected existing private databases (data that had already been compiled which otherwise may be lost), and have added new data gathered from primary sources in various archives. The project is also supported by the Dutch government (NWO Internationalisering in de Geesteswetenschappen), by Vrije Universiteit AmsterdamUniversita degli studi di Parma and by the Fondazione Mansutti in Milan. The current funding will be used for data entry, particular data from archives in Amsterdam and Rotterdam, which has not been processed before. The researchers of the project team, which, apart from Go, Ceccarelli and Rossi, includes Adrian Leonard, have met as members of the Average-Transaction Cost and Risk Management during the First Globalization (Sixteenth- Eighteenth Centuries) to which they remain associated.