This paper is a documentation of a seminar on financial crises held at Uppsala, Sweden. Professor Richard Roberts from King´s College, London gave a broad presentation of the typology and development of financial crises during the last two centuries and how crises can be connected to different financial regimes. Professor Catherine Schenk from Oxford University focused on the development of financial crises after 1965 and especially the role of the expanding international financial market for the development of debt crises. Finally, Professor Youssef Cassis from the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence focused on the role of financial centres in the development and transmission of financial crises from one place to another, but also on the role of financial crises in the rise and fall of financial centres. The seminar ends with a discussion. To read the papers and the debate they generated click here.