BNP Paribas’ commitment to promote historical knowledge is reflected in various initiatives in the field of History, both for the general public and academics. Here is a look back at the past and future History 2023 prizes supported by the bank.
Stronger links with the Historia – BNP Paribas readers’ Prize
For BNP Paribas, the History Awards season opened on 13 November with the 2023 edition of the Historia Awards, which, once again this year, showcased exciting and original historical accounts… Novels, detective stories, biographies, documentaries, immersive experiences… And this 13th edition was marked in particular by the launch of the new Historia – BNP Paribas Readers’ Award, whose jury is made up of subscribers to the Historia magazine and BNP Paribas employees. French ambassador Gérard Araud won over the readers of France’s longest-running history magazine and the bank’s employees with his book Nous étions seuls, published by Tallandier. Discover the full list of winners of the Prix Historia 2023.
2023 History Youtubers Prize: innovative creations
The Group is also a founding partner of the History Youtubers Prize. The 6th edition of which brought together the community of history teachers on the You Tube video platform and their subscribers at the UGC Cyrano in Versailles on 24 November. It was an opportunity to get to know the 6 finalist youtubers better and to discover their trade secrets at a round table discussion moderated by Eric Pincas, editor-in-chief of Historia. Discover the eclectic universe and offbeat tone of the 6 nominees, as well as the winners of the Jury and Public Prizes. On the programme: the history of Barbie, Thanksgiving, Mers El Kebir, the sound of the Roaring Twenties…
FROM THE JACQUES DE FOUCHIER PRIZE TO THE AFHÉ-BNP PARIBAS ECONOMIC HISTORY PRIZE
The month of November came to a close with our participation in the Jacques de Fouchier Prize award ceremony, created in 1998 in honour of the serial entrepreneur and founder of Compagnie Bancaire, a company dedicated to specialised financing and part of the Paribas galaxy. The famous professional cyclist Guillaume MARTIN, who has a degree in philosophy, was awarded the prize for his book La Société du peloton. Philosophie de l’individu dans le groupe..
Finally, the AFHé – BNP Paribas Economic History Prize, created in partnership with the Association française d’Histoire économique, will be awarded on 15 December, bringing to a close this cycle of awards dedicated to the artisans of history.Join us on 15 December to discover the two winning theses and our Youtube video project featuring a dialogue between the winner of the 2022 History Youtubeur Prize and the winner of the 2021 AFHé – BNP Paribas Economic History Prize.