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Money and Economies during the 19th Century, from Europe to Asia

Money and Economies during the 19th Century, from Europe to Asia

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Published on Monday, January 09, 2012 by Loïc Le Pape


Round table Moneys and Economies during 19th Century (from Europe to Asia),



The round table is the kick-off meeting of the ANR (Agence nationale de la recherche) program DAMIN (La Dépréciation de l’Argent Monétaire et les Relations Internationales - Silver monetary depreciation and international relations).

The aim of the program is to analyze the question of the rise and fall of the bimetallism and the question of the depreciation of silver in the nineteenth century. This analyze includes the important question of the role of Asia and especially of Japan in the silver question.  A large place is given to the questions of coin production, monetary unifications with the emergence of common currencies (cf. Latin Union in Europe, Dollar and Mexican Dollar, Yen, etc.) in a process of globalization of the monetary market, including the question of the shift to the gold standard. The period concerned is mainly the XIXth century, in a large acceptance.

The DAMIN program (2012-2015), will support and encourage several actions such as publication, republication of the main basic documentation such as International Monetary Conferences, Reports of silver committees, etc., some of them already published in the Moneta collection, especially in the series Documents and Studies on 19th c. Monetary History, www.moneta.be. Translations of documents from non-European languages are also parts of the program. Of course, analyses and elaborations of new interpretation are the final goal of the program ; comparative studies with other periods of monetary globalization are welcome, especially with the present situation of euro.

Aside the production of books, the DAMIN program will encourage, web publications, and will encourage video recorded conference to disseminate as much as possible the actions. The ANR DAMIN program is also one of the program of the laboratory Archéologie d’Orient et d’Occident et Textes Anciens (www.archeo.ens.fr/) loin institution of the CNRS (www.cnrs.fr) and the École Normale Supérieure (www.ens.fr). The DAMIN program is part of the wide LabEx program TransferS (www.transfers.ens.fr) itself part of the IdEx program PLS* (www.parissciencesetlettres.org).

Participants and persons interested in the DAMIN program will meet to present, analyze the works in progress. The first meeting will take place at Paris (January 13-14).


Friday 13 January

9:00 – 9:30 Opening : Presentation of the DAMIN program

  • Michel ESPAGNE (Director of the LabEx program "TransferS")
  • Georges DEPEYROT (CNRS-ENS, Paris)

9:30-12:00 Session. In chair: Juan CASTAÑEDA

  • KURODA Akinobu (Professor, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, Uty of Tokyo), The Age of Foreign Silver Dollar
  • Alla SHEPTUN (Lecturer, Financial University, Moscow), Money and Economic Development in 19th Century Russia
  • Rita MARTINS DE SOUSA (Professor, Technical University of Lisbon, School of Economics and Management), From Bimetallism to the Gold Standard – Portugal, 1854

10:30-11:00 Coffee break

  • KATO Keiichiro (Professor, Ryutsu Kagaku University, Kobe), Japan's Change to the Gold Standard seen through Contemporary Newspapers in Kobe
  • Josette RIVALLAIN (Maître de Conférences, Musée de l'Homme, Paris), Monnaies d’argent en Afrique : le thaler de Marie-Thérèse

14:00-18:00 Session. In chair: KURODA Akinobu

  • Marina KOVALCHUK (Assistant professor, Far Eastern Federal University, Vladivostok), G. Arbuthnot's "Reports on Japanese Currency" (1862-1863)
  • Michael SCHILTZ (Professor, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, University of Tokyo), Money on the Road to Empire – Matsukata Masayoshi and the Choice for Gold Monometallism, 1897
  • NAKAJIMA Keiichi (Professor, Keio University), L'introduction de la monnaie de type occidental au Japon

16:00 Coffee break

  • Patrice BAUBEAU (Maître de Conférences, Université de Paris-Ouest), The Banque de France and its Moneys: Commercial Trade Bills, Notes, Gold and Silver
  • Vladimir BAKHTIN (Financial University, Moscow), Russian Financial System and Wars in the 19th Century
  • Aleksandra MAJSTORAC KOBILJSKI (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales), Questioning the Transfer: Innovation in Coal Technology at the turn of the 20th century

Saturday 14 January

9:15 – 12:00 Session. In chair: Jurgen NAUTZ

  • Juan E. CASTAÑEDA (Lecturer in Economics, UNED; Madrid), Spain’s Deflations and Monetary Stability in the Late 19th Century
  • Guillaume SARRAT de TRAMEZAIGUES (Professor, Department of Economics Sciences Po, Paris), Early Banking Crises and Financial Regulation in 19th Century Europe

10:30 Coffee break

  • Matthias MORYS (Lecturer, Department of Economics and Related Studies, University of York), The Emergence of the Classical Gold Standard in the 1870s
  • Emmanuel PRUNAUX (Doctorant EHESS – Mission Historique de la Banque de France), Achats de piastres et de métaux précieux par la Banque de France au début du XIXème siècle
  • Katerina BREGIANNI (Senior Researcher, Academy of Athens, Centre for the Study of Modern Greek History, Athens), Monetary Crises in Greece during the 19th Century. Greek Membership in the Latin Monetary Union and Numismatics Issues

14:00 – 18:00 Session. In chair: Patrice BAUBEAU

  • Jürgen NAUTZ (Professor, Dep. of Economics, University of Vienna), Austro-Hungarian Battles for the Standard: The Academic and Political Debates about the Currency Reform in the 2nd half of the 19th Century
  • Michael MÄRCHER (Curator, National Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark), Danish monetary history 1850s-70s
  • Stefano UGOLINI (Post-doctorant, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa), The International Monetary System, 1844-1870: Arbitrage, Efficiency, Liquidity

16:00 Coffee break

  • Bruno COLLIN (Docteur en histoire, Paris), L'Union Latine, une réponse coordonnée à la crise de l'argent
  • Ekaterina SVIRINA (Financial University, Moscow), Russian Monetary Reforms in the 19th Century

General conclusion



  • 45 rue d'Ulm (École normale Supérieure)
    Paris, France


  • Friday, January 13, 2012
  • Saturday, January 14, 2012


  • Monnaie, bimétallisme, argent, or


  • Georges Depeyrot
    courriel : georges [dot] depeyrot [at] orange [dot] fr

Information source

  • Georges Depeyrot
    courriel : georges [dot] depeyrot [at] orange [dot] fr

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« Money and Economies during the 19th Century, from Europe to Asia », Conference, symposium, Calenda, Published on Monday, January 09, 2012, https://calenda.org/206729

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