HomeThe transfers of precious metals and their consequences (16th-19th c.)

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Published on Monday, November 19, 2012 by Loïc Le Pape

Summary

The transfers of precious metals and their consequences will be the second Round Table organized in the framework of the program DAMIN, in Madrid, in 2013, May 16-17, in cooperation with the Casa de Velazquez, the LabEx TransferS (École normale supérieure, Paris).

Announcement

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, (see the videos on this page and the proceedings at Moneta volume # 139), a second Round Table will be organized in the framework of the program DAMIN, in Madrid, in 2013, May 16-17, in cooperation with the Casa de Velazquez, the LabEx TransferS (École Normale Supérieure, Paris).

Presentation

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.

Submissions

Titles and abstracts (10 lines) can be sent  to Georges Depeyrot

before January 1st 2013

You can also use the form on this website.

  • About 15 papers will be selected for the round table.
  • All the presentations will be recorded and available on the site.

Scientific committee

Subjects

Places

  • Casa de Velazquez
    Madrid, Kingdom of Spain

Date(s)

  • Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Contact(s)

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

Reference Urls

Information source

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

To cite this announcement

« The transfers of precious metals and their consequences (16th-19th c.) », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Monday, November 19, 2012, https://calenda.org/227696

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