SESSION 1 – INDIVIDUAL ACROSS-BORDER INVESTORS
- Making Tracks: PromotingThe Rothschild Archive as a source for Railway History. Melanie Aspey. The Rothschild Archive, London, United Kingdom.
- The Pereire Family Strategy in the field of International Finance in the 1850-1860’s. Christophe Bouneau. Université Michel de Montaigne – Bordeaux 3 and Maison des Sciences de l´Homme dÁquitaine, France.
- Leon Sapieha – a Prince and Railroad Entepreneur. University Library, Czernowitz, Ukraine.
- Raffaele de Ferrari, Duke of Galliera, an Investor or European Stature. Michèle Merger. Institut d´histoire moderne et contemporaine, CNRS, Paris, France.
- The Rise and Fall of the Railway King Henry Bethel Strousberg: Difficukties of International Railway Investments in Germany in the 1860s. Ralf Roth. Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt, Germany.
- Economic Investment and Railway Publicity. The influence of Railway Photographs Circulation on French and Spanish Modern Painting in the 19th Century Second Half. Rocío Robles Tardío. Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain.
SESSION 2 – ACROSS BORDER INVESTMENTS IN EUROPE
- Spanish Society of Secondary Railways: the Failure of a Major International Project to Create an Additional Railway Network in Spain. Francisco de los Cobos Arteaga & Tomás Martínez Vara. Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha and Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain.
- International Constraints, Railway Finance and the Menace of Motorization in Germany, 1925-35, Including a Brief Comparison with Sweden and Great Britain. Gustav Sjöblom. University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.
- Railway Investments in Italy in the 19th Century. Daniela Felisini. Università di Roma “Torre Vergata”, Italy.
- The French Investors in Portuguese Railways from 1855 to 1884: Three Cases. Magda Pinheiro. Instituto Superior de Ciéncias do Trabalho e da Empresa, Portugal.
- British and French Investments in the Belgian Railroad Sector during the 19th Century. Frans Buelens. University of Antwerp, Belgium.
- The Dutch as Railway Investors at Home and Abroad. Augusts J. Veenendaal. institute of Netherlands History at The Hague, The Netherlands.
SESSION 3 – FROM EUROPE INTO THE WORLD: OVERSEA INVESTMENTS
- Reasons for Sustained British Investment in Overseas´ Railways, 1830-1914: The Imperial Dream, Engineers´ Assurances or an ‘Investment Hungry’ Public? Diane K. Drummond. Univeresity of Leeds, United Kingdom.
- John Chapman and the Promotion of the Great Indian Peninsula Railway, 1842-1850. Ian J. Kerr. University of Manitoba, Canada.
- Franch Finance and Railway Construction in Nothern China, 1895-1905. Robert Lee. University of Western Sidney, Australia.
- The Transandine Railway: a Hundred Year Long Financial Disaster that still attracts Investors. Ian Thompson. Unidad de Transporte, Chile.
- The Establishment of Railways in the 19th Century Brazil and the British Imperialism. Maria Teresa Ribeiro de Oliveira. University of Brasília, Brazil.
- Semmering Railway. The History and Financial Aspects Then and Today. Gerhard H. Gürtlich. Federal Ministry for Traffic, Innovation and Technology, Vienna, Austria.
Panhans Hotel Semmering Austria