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France has a long tradition of numismatic studies and monetary economy studies, since the nineteenth century. Actually several institutions are involved in the study of the past monetary economy including currency and money. Let us mention the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) with its various laboratories associating researchers and professors, the main Museums, for example the Musée de Lyon, the Mint of Paris, the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. France is involved in many international programs and the COST program will be a excellent opportunity to increase these cooperative programs.

Archéologies d’Orient et d’Occident
et textes anciens (AOROC) UMR8546 CNRS/ENS.

AOROC logoIt has rather a mission to explore the fringe areas of traditional crops, either chronologically or geographically, areas often overlooked by academic institutions for not falling easily into the framework of education defined by French academic system.

AOROC did not neglect more traditional areas, but it seeks to make, again, a specificity that is based on taking into account certain areas requiring high technology in specific areas.
In all these works, AOROC implements methods using the most advanced techniques. But it has always put the interests of his research, even though it deals with issues more specific analyses, putting the facts in a global polling on civilizations and cultures that gave them birth. › Website

Georges Depeyrot Dr. Georges Depeyrot Researcher (b. 1953) working in the CNRS at the Ecole Normale Superieure. He is specialized in monetary history and numismatics. During the last 30 years he was involved in many cooperative programs (Italy, Spain, Morocco) and since the last 15 years is responsible on many international programs (PICS; GDRE -European Research Network-; ECO-NET program, etc.) including several countries (Armenia, Georgia, Romania, Poland, Moldova, Slovenia, etc.). He organized sessions in the main conferences (World Economic History Congress, etc.). He is editor of the series of volumes Moneta.

Dr. Katherine Gruel Dr. Katherine GruelResearch Director in the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS). Senior researcher (b. 1953), AOROC laboratory's Assistant Director. Main research field : Archaeology and numismatics on the Celtic period. Other research fields : new archaeological tools and methods, GIS, Roman and Celtic sanctuary, analysis of territories.

The study of Celtic coins, faced with few written records, shows the existence of monetary federations, such as the Gallic denier in Central East or that of Armorican's union. The EMU program will compare our data and our modeling approaches across Europe. › Personal Page › Personal Page

Centre Maurice Halbwachs.

CMH logoCentre Maurice Halbwachs results of the evolution of Lasmas (Laboratoire d'Analyse Secondaire et des Méthodes appliquées à la Sociologie) in the framework of the CNRS/EHESS/ENS, and in conjunction with its new location on the campus of the boulevard Jourdan ENS in Paris in January 2006.
The new name symbolically marks the transformation of the laboratory, even if the groups continue their scientific traditions, practices and research. Bear the name of Maurice Halbwachs is a formidable honor but that has real meaning for the laboratory. By the nature and scope of work that had engaged the great sociologist, many members feel Lasmas enrolled in the continuity of this research.

The MHC is a mixed laboratory CNRS/EHESS/ENS and University of Caen. Since January 2004 he was directed by André Grelon (Director) and Michel Fors (Deputy Director). It has 43 permanent members, 45 associate members and hosts more than 120 doctoral students.

Continuing the LASM, the MHC develops researches in the areas of education, employment, inequality and social disruption, lifestyles, social networks and professionals as well as opinions and values, relying in particular on the secondary use of large surveys. › Website

 Laurence Fontaine Dr. Laurence FontaineLaurence Fontaine is Directrice de recherche au CNRS attached to the Center Maurice Halbwachs (CNRS-ENS-EHESS). She was professor at the History and Civilisation department of the European University Institute (Florence-Italy) from 1995 to 2003. She has published numerous articles and among her books : History of Pedlars in Europe (Polity Press and Duke University Press, 1996); Household Strategies for Survival, 1600-2000 : Fission, Faction and Cooperation (L. Fontaine and Jürgen Schlumbohm (eds), Cambridge University Press, 2000); Alternative Exchanges: Second-Hand Circulations from the Sixteenth Century to The Present (L. Fontaine (éd.), Berghahn, Oxford, 2008); and L’économie morale, Pauvreté, crédit et confiance dans l’Europe préindustrielle (Paris, Gallimard, 2008).
She has worked of migrations, mountain societies, poverty and on the economic, social and cultural dimensions of credit.
She is currently working on the practices of economics and on the encounter between different political économies.

Laboratoire d'Economie de la Firme et des Institutions (LEFI), université de Lyon.

Laboratoire d'Economie de la Firme et des Institutions, université de Lyon Le LEFI (EA 4012) a été créé en 2005 autour de recherches relatives aux institutions et leur évolution, une thématique majeure au sein des sciences économiques comme dans l’ensemble des sciences sociales. Le prix Nobel 2009 attribué à Elinor Ostrom et Oliver Williamson atteste de la reconnaissance scientifique de travaux menés dans cette perspective. Par rapport à cette dernière, la singularité du LEFI est de pouvoir mobiliser et faire communiquer dans le cadre des recherches menées presque tout l’éventail des théories et méthodes institutionnalistes, qu’il s’agisse de celles issues des traditions contractualistes, évolutionnistes, pragmatistes, régulationnistes, conventionnalistes ou socio-économiques. L’ambition de l’équipe est ainsi de contribuer à l’analyse des institutions économiques, en approfondissant notamment certains domaines institutionnels clés du capitalisme : les institutions du travail et de la relation d’emploi, les institutions de production et de protection de la connaissance, les institutions des relations d’échange, la monnaie et le financement. › See letter of support (.pdf) › Website

Jérôme Blanc Dr Jérôme BLANCMaître de conférences en sciences économiques à l’Université Lumière Lyon 2 (depuis 1999), docteur en sciences économiques (1998).

Ses travaux portent sur la monnaie, qu’il aborde principalement du point de vue des pratiques et de l’histoire des idées.
S’intéressant à la pluralité des monnaies, il a publié Les monnaies parallèles. Unité et diversité du fait monétaire (Paris : L’Harmattan, 2000). Il travaille en particulier sur un aspect de la pluralité monétaire, à savoir les monnaies sociales, locales ou complémentaires. À ce sujet, il a coécrit Une économie sans argent : les systèmes d’échange local (SEL) (Paris : Seuil, 1999, dirigé par J.-M. Servet) et dirigé Monnaies sociales : Exclusion et liens financiers, rapport 2005-2006 (Paris : Economica, 2006). En matière d’histoire des idées, il dirige avec Ludovic Desmedt l’ouvrage collectif Idées et pratiques monétaires en Europe, 1517-1776 (à paraître). › Personal Page

University Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense.

University Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense Built 1964 onward and raised to full-fledged University status in 1970, the Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense is a campus located a few kilometers west of Paris, just by the largest business district in Europe – La Défense. A pluridisciplinary University mainly dedicated to Law and Social Sciences, it hosts over 30,000 students and 1,100 researchers and scholars covering all fields, from psychology to economics, from litterature to history or sociology. It offers also numerous amenities (libraries, theatre, swimming pool, etc.) and research equipments, such as the BDIC (Bibliothèque de documentation internationale contemporaine), the largest library in France dedicated to wars, conflicts and related social issues, or the Maison René Ginouvès (archeology and anthropology). › Website

IDHE Research Centre,
University Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense.

Logo IDHE › See letter of support (.pdf) › Website

Dr Patrice Baubeau Dr Patrice BaubeauAssociate Professor at the University Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense and researcher at IDHE, his main  field of research is European banking and monetary history. He also works on hosiery and textile industry. The Cost project will enable him to meet and exchange with other scholars and develop new directions of research related to the social uses and earmarking of money. › Personal Page

Institut Catholique de Paris

Institut Catholique de Paris L’Institut catholique de Paris est une université privée, reconnue d'utilité publique, fondée en 1875. Pluridisciplinaire, elle regroupe 6 facultés, 5 instituts spécialisés et de nombreux centres de recherche.
L’Institut Catholique de Paris constitue également une fédération d’écoles supérieures professionnelles, statutairement indépendantes mais dont certaines sont encore implantées dans les locaux historiques parisiens. › See letter of support (.pdf)

Dr Dominique Ancelet-Netter Dr Dominique Ancelet-NetterDominique Ancelet-Netter est actuellement chargée d'enseignement à l'Institut catholique de Paris, à l'École des Bibliothécaires et Documentalistes et à l'ISEG-Paris. Après une double formation en lettres (Paris IV- Sorbonne) et en gestion (IAE-Paris, Panthéon-Sorbonne), elle a exercé des fonctions en organisation et communication bancaires dans un établissement financier.

Passionnée par les mécanismes de l'argent, du langage et par le Moyen Âge, elle a concilié ces trois axes en menant des recherches sur l'analyse sémantique du vocabulaire économique et financier à la fin du Moyen Âge, objet de sa thèse à l'Institut catholique de Paris. Elle est docteur ès Lettres de l'ICP depuis janvier 2008.

University Paris-Dauphine

University Paris-Dauphine Créé en 1968, le « centre universitaire Dauphine » est reconnu comme université de plein exercice deux ans plus tard. L’Université Paris-Dauphine bénéficie, dès sa création, d’une large autonomie en matière d’innovations scientifiques et pédagogiques, et développe alors la forte identité qui réunit aujourd’hui professeurs, chercheurs, personnels administratifs et étudiants. En février 2004, l’Université Paris-Dauphine devient grand établissement. › Website

Dr Bruno Theret Dr Bruno TheretResearch Director in the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS). Socio-economist senior researcher (b. 1947), IRISSO, Paris Dauphine University. Main research fields : Political Economy of Money, Social Protection and Federalism. During the last 20 years he was involved in many cooperative international and interdisciplinary programs on social protection and monetary topics involving federal countries (Argentine, Brasil, Canada, E.U., Mexico, USA). Notably he was a member of the EC - DG XXIV experts' group “The euro : Consequences for the consumer and the citizen” (1997-1998), of the organizing committee of the CNRS research programme L'identité européenne en question (1998-2000), of the experts' groups on “social  Europe” and “European Institutions” of the French Commissariat Général du Plan (1998-1999), and of the COST A15 European Programme “Reforming Social Protection Systems in Europe : Comparing dynamics of social transformation of social protection systems in the context of globalization and European construction” (2000-2004).
He is now organizing a monthly research Seminar on “Monetary and political sovereignty in thought and practice” at the Center of European Studies of Sciences-Po, Paris.

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