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Publié le jeudi 18 avril 2013 par Élodie Faath

Résumé

After the first Round Table, in Paris at the École normale supérieure in January 2012, "Moneys and Economies during 19th Century, from Europe to Asia", a second Round Table will be organized in the framework of the program DAMIN, in cooperation with the Casa de Velázquez and the LabEx TransferS (École normale supérieure, Paris). Precious metals were often transferred from a region, or a country, to another: looting of conquered regions (such as Roman Spain, Gaul or Egypt), invasions (Vandals, Huns invading the Roman Empire, Crusaders arriving at Constantinople), and, of course arrival of gold and silver from Americas after 1492. Each time, the new metal disturbed the monetary systems, sometimes improving, sometimes troubling the currencies and economies. The period considered is focused on the 19th century, the question of the depreciation of silver and the transfers of metals from America or Europe to Asia, India, China, etc.

Annonce

Coord.: Georges DEPEYROT (UMR 8546 - AOROC, CNRS/ENS, Paris)

Org.: ANR DAMIN La Dépréciation de l'Argent Monétaire et les relations Internationales - Silver Monetary Depreciation and International Relations, École des hautes études hispaniques et ibériques (Casa de Velázquez, Madrid)

Col.: LabEx TransferS (ENS)

Presentation

After the first Round Table, in Paris at the École Normale Supérieure in January 2012, Moneys and Economies during 19th Century, from Europe to Asia, a second Round Table will be organized in the framework of the program DAMIN, in cooperation with the Casa de Velázquez and the LabEx TransferS (École Normale Supérieure, Paris). Precious metals were often transferred from a region, or a country, to another: looting of conquered regions (such as Roman Spain, Gaul or Egypt), invasions (Vandals, Huns invading the Roman Empire, Crusaders arriving at Constantinople), and, of course arrival of gold and silver from Americas after 1492. Each time, the new metal disturbed the monetary systems, sometimes improving, sometimes troubling the currencies and economies. The period considered is focused on the 19th century, the question of the depreciation of silver and the transfers of metals from America or Europe to Asia, India, China, etc. However, papers on the other main transfers of metal are welcome, especially those concerning the important transfers of metal following the discovery of Americas. Thematic or theoretical approaches as well as comparative studies are welcome (consequences of the arrival of metal on prices, currency, society, etc.). In general all papers in relation with these problems are welcome.

Program

THURSDAY 16th MAY

9h-13h

Opening, Jean-Pierre ÉTIENVRE, Directeur de la Casa de Velázquez

Introduction, Georges DEPEYROT, Centre national de la recherche scientifique (Paris)

THE FIRST INFLOW

Chairwoman : Dennis O. FLYNN, University of the Pacific (California)

  • Juan CASTANEDA, University of Buckingham, New estimates of the stock of gold (1493-2011)
  • Allison Margaret BIGELOW, College of William & Mary, Lost in Translation: Knowledge Transfers and Cultural Divergences in Early Modern Spanish and English Silver Treatises
  • Claudia JEFFERIES, City University London, American silver production, copper coinage and the composition of sovereign credit in XVIIth Century, Spain
  • Michael MÄRCHER and Helle HORSNÆS, Copenhaguen Museum, Coins found on Bornholm and streams of precious metals
  • Claudio MARSILIO, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Lisbon, London or Genoa? Three alternative destinations for the Spanish Silver of Philip IV (1627-50)

14h30-19h

THE XIXth-XXth CENTURY

Chairman : Akinobu KURODA, University of Tokyo

  • Carolyn N. BILTOFT, Max-Planck-Institute Für Gesellschaftsforshung, All that was Solid: the Competing World Views of Metalism and the Credit Theory of Money after 1850
  • Jürgen NAUTZ, Universität Wien, Austro-Hungarian state(s) and the issuing bank in preparation of the currency reform, the introduction of the gold standard from the 1870s to the outbreak of World War I
  • Emmanuel PRUNAUX, Mission historique de la Banque de France (Paris), Les transports de fonds en France au début du XIXe siècle
  • Rita MARTINS DE SOUSA, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Transfers of precious metals and money supply – Portugal XVIth -XIXth centuries
  • Forrest CAPIE, University of Buckingham, and Geoffrey WOOD, Cass Business School (London), Gold and Silver – a Marshallian Conjecture

FRIDAY 17th MAY

9h30-13h

THE ORIENT

Chairman : Jürgen NAUTZ, Universität Wien

  • Dennis O. FLYNN, University of the Pacific (California), A restatement of the Price Theory of Money
  • Alejandra IRIGOIN, London School of Economics and Social Sciences, A Trojan Horse in Daoguang China? Explaining the flows of silver in and out of China
  • Akinobu KURODA, University of Tokyo, What was silver tael system? : a mistake of China as silver «standard» country
  • Rila MUKHERJEE, Institut de Chandernagor (Kolkata, India), An Early Medieval Metal Corridor: Silver, Bengal and Bagan, VIIth - XIIIth centuries
  • Marina KOVALCHUK, Far Eastern Federal University (Russia), Japan. Adoption of the gold standard: economic problem from a historical point of view

14h30-19h

THE ORIENT (2) - THE XXth CENTURY

Chairwoman : Alejandra IRIGOIN, London School of Economics and Social Sciences

  • Elisabeth KASKE, Carnegie Mellon University (USA), Silver Bullion and Government Finance in Nineteenth Century China
  • Catherine BREGIANNI, Academy of Athens and Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme (Paris), Greece’s Gold transfer during the Interwar and the War period; two stories and a myth
  • Eketerina SVIRINA, Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, Russian metallic currency of the first half of the 19th century: introductory analytical characteristics
  • Vladimir BAKHTIN, Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, Revolution and Civil War in Russia and consequences
  • Alla SHEPTUN, Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, Gold inflows and outflows in 19th century Russia during its transition to the gold standard

  • Conclusions, Patrice BAUBEAU, Université de Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense

Lieux

  • Casa de Velázquez, Ciudad Universitaria - C/ de Paul Guinard, 3
    Madrid, Espagne (28040)

Dates

  • jeudi 16 mai 2013
  • vendredi 17 mai 2013

Mots-clés

  • transfers, precious metals

Contacts

  • Ana María Molero Lozano
    courriel : ana-maria [dot] molero [at] casadevelazquez [dot] org

URLS de référence

Source de l'information

  • Ana María Molero Lozano
    courriel : ana-maria [dot] molero [at] casadevelazquez [dot] org

Pour citer cette annonce

« Transfers of precious metals and their consequences (17th-20th centuries) », Colloque, Calenda, Publié le jeudi 18 avril 2013, http://calenda.org/245039