WORKSHOPS De-Teleologising History of Money and Its Theory

1000-1850 6th-7th December, 2010
room DUSSANE, École Normale Supérieure 45, rue d`Ulm 75005 Paris


Dates: 1000-1850 6th-7th December, 2010
Venue: room DUSSANE, École Normale Supérieure 45, rue d`Ulm 75005 Paris
Organizer: KURODA Akinobu (Tokyo/visiting professor to Paris X). In collaboration with Georges Depeyrot (ENS, France)
Commentators: Maxim Bolt (British Museum, UK), Ludovic Desmedt (Burgundy, France), Leigh Gardner (British Museum, UK), Craig Muldrew (Cambridge, UK)
Announcement: (École Normale Supérieure)



Money as Social Circuit: Anonymous Currency and/or Named Credit (supported by the Toyota foundation)

Session 1 1000-1200:
KURODA Akinobu (Tokyo/Paris X, Japan), Currencies, monetary accounts, and local credits in China, Japan and England in preindustrial periods
Laurence Fontaine (CNRS, CMH-ENS-EHESS, France), Named credit as personal insurance in Early Modern Europe
Nicholas Mayhew (Oxford, UK), Money in later medieval England
Session 2 1330-1530:
Jan Luccassen (International Institute of Social History, Netherlands), Wages and currency: a first update
Georgina Gomez (Institute of Social Studies, Netherlands), How different monies were combined for different purposes in Argentina in 1995-2005
Bruno Théret (CNRS, Paris IX, France), The BOCADE, the Argentinian currency of the Tucuman province between 1985 and 2003 : a very preliminary assessment of a case of monetary complementarity
Session 3 1600-1800:
Karin Pallaver (Bologna, Italy), Fashion or inflation: Trade circuits and bead circuits in 19th-century Tanzania
Josette Rivallain (Muséum national d’histoire naturelle, France), Money and power: Introduction of the Marie-Theresa thaler in the Niger Sahara in the 19th century
Jérôme Blanc (Lyon 2, France), Monetary plurality through economics` lenses: an unsolved theoretical problem (co-authored with Ludovic Desmedt, Laurent Le Maux, Pepita Ould-Ahmed, Jaime Marques-Pereira, Bruno Théret)
Discussion 1800-1850:


Temporality, Seasonality, and Locality Mattered Making Transactions: Why No Single Currency Ruled in History? (supported by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)

Session 1 1000-1200:
KURODA Akinobu (Tokyo/Paris X, Japan), Temporality, seasonality, and locality with monetary transactions in traditional China and other societies
Jane Guyer (Johns Hopkins, USA), Notes for an ethnographic study of monetary seasonality in present- day rural Nigeria
Catherine Eagleton (British Museum, UK), The clove harvest and the monsoon: seasonality in the silver and copper currencies of Zanzibar, 1900-1940
Session 2 1330-1530:
Patrice Baubeau (Pairs X, France) and Bernard Cazelles (ENS, France), From decennial swings to seasonal patterns: a wavelet analysis of French banknotes circulation
Anders Ögren (Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden), The flexibility of private bank notes: Seasonal and geographical variations in private bank note issuance in Sweden
Claudia Jefferies (City U London, UK) Agricultural cycles and copper coins in 17th- Century Castile
Session 3 1600-1800:
Joost Welten (Netherlands), Different currencies for different kinds of payments (monetary transactions in Limburg in 1770-1839): New perspectives for research
KATO Keiichiro (Ryutsukagaku Japan), Circulation of securities as medium denomination currencies in Japan: the gold standard, local economy and settlement, 1897-1917
OH Doo Hwan (Inha, South Korea), Circulation of specific credit called `Oe-Hoek` and `Eo-Eum` to accommodate the money market in the latest Choson dynasty
Discussion 1800-1850: