Wednesday 22 February 2012

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P. Baubeau

 Patrice BAUBEAU

Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense - IDHE (UMR 8533)

Associate Professor in economic history.

After a PhD focused on long-term (institutional, legal and economic) determinants of the Banque de France’s credit policy, my research aimed at complementing this “asset-sided” by a “liability-sided” point of view, i.e. linked to monetary issuance. I thus developed new databases on French 19th century monetary history and got engaged into national and international comparative history, either between different sorts of currencies or between different financial and currency systems. As a consequence, I also developed the study of wars from an institutional and monetary point of view. I am particulary interested in the variety of disciplinary approaches to money, and in the need to enrich orthodox economics by the anthropology, sociology and history of money.

As a personal “jardin secret”, I also try to complete the comprehensive business history of a knitting group that thrived in France between 1930 and 1970, at a time of incredible political, social, intellectual and racial turmoil.

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G. Depeyrot


Centre national de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) - Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris.

Coordinator of the ANR-DAMIN Program.
Editor of Moneta publications.

Directeur de recherche at the École Normale Supérieure (Archéologie et philologie).

My interests are focused on monetary history. Aside some international cooperative programs with Transcaucasia (Armenia, Georgia) I organized programs of publications and studies in Central and Eastern Europe. All these publications and conferences gave the opportunity to analyze and understand the coin circulation and history. During the first years of my professional life, I was specialized in ancient coins, but slowly I enlarged my fields of interests, including Merovingian and Carolingian coins, modern monetary history, and in publishing large coin finds from Spain or Morocco.

I am in charge of the coordination of the Moneta publications and aside these volumes and these cooperative programs, I continue enjoying publishing volumes for general public, as it is always important to share our knowledge with everyone!

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C. Grandjean

 Catherine GRANDJEAN

Université François-Rabelais, Tours

Professeur d’histoire ancienne

Responsible du CeTHiS , Centre Tourangeau d’Histoire et d’études des Sources - EA 6298

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B. Michon

 Brigitte MICHON

Thanks to thirty years of associative and professional commitment and to my saussurian high education, I have got a structuralist analysis methodology: I can define projects, study their feasibility and the involved territory and population.

I can adapt to a wide range of rural and cultural environments, as well as specific socio-cultural environments. I dedicated my knowledge and skills to projects, to help smooth and clear partnerships.

The main goal of my carrier and everyday life has been to manage humans and their relationships, especially in countryside. I remain faithful to Edgar Pisani, Minister of Agriculture, who created the institution of Business Schools teachers in 1962. But I also stay alert to sociocultural evolutions of our local, national and international societies.


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S. Michon

 Sylvain MICHON

Conservateur du patrimoine, Paris.

Numismatist from childhood, I was laureate of the Vocation Foundation. I pursued historical studies on two major topics:

1) Coin collectors’ practices and the gathering of a collection by provincial France Museums,

2) How monetary facts led progress in Champagne from the Hundred Years’ War to the First World War.

I am a Curator of Patrimony, specialized in Inventories.

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E. Prunaux

 Emmanuel PRUNAUX

École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) – Mission Historique de la Banque de France, Paris.
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J. Rivallain


Musée de l’Homme, Paris.

Docteur-ès-Lettres, Université Paris I Sorbonne Maître de conférences, Muséum national d’histoire naturelle

Auteur de nombreuses publications dans ces deux domaines ainsi qu’autour des collections d’ethnologie africaine des muséums d’histoire naturelle français et d’observations des techniques artisanales africaines actuelles.

Spécialiste des monnaies de l’Afrique subsaharienne antérieures à l’implantation coloniale et des haches à douille armoricaines (Age du Bronze atlantique final)