The DAMIN program began as a cooperative arrangement between Europe and Asia in 2008–2009 with a view to analyse of the similarities and differences between the various monetary systems and denominations. At present lead by Georges Depeyrot, the DAMIN Program researches the historical and economic systems of Antiquity through to modern times including monetary unions.
Professor Georges Depeyrot
Professor Georges Depeyrot is a monetary historian at the French National Center for Scientific Research, (CNRS) in Paris. He began his scientific career in the 1970’s studying coin finds and joined the CNRS in 1982. After some years he joined the Center for Historical Research in the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS) and is now a professor at the École Normale Supérieure. After his habilitation (1992), he specialised in international cooperative programs that aim to reconsider monetary history in a global approach. He has directed many cooperative programs linking several European countries, including those situated at the continent’s outer borders (Georgia, Armenia, Russia and Morocco). Professor Depeyrot is the author or coauthor of more than one hundred volumes, and is the founding director of the Moneta publishing house, the most important collection of books on the topic of money. Aside from the continuation of the studies in the field of Ancient coin finds, his current program of study is concentrated on the history of the 19th century monetary unification and crises, in cooperation with European countries, Russia and Japan as part of the DAMIN research group on silver monetary depreciation and international relations. Professor Depeyrot is a member of the board of trustees of the Centre National de Recherche Scientifique.
Professor Georges Depeyrot was a Featured Speaker at The Asian Conference on Arts & Humanities 2014 in Osaka, Japan.