Archives de catégorie : Meetings

Meeting 10/04/2014

Present : Loïc Charles, Guillaume Daudin, Paul Girard, Guillaume Plique

1) We still have not found a solution for a shared backed up storage space. We are still looking.

2) OpenRefine confirms it is very useful for the project (see

3) Loïc discusses the data he has found in Rouen. It is a very good quality — and includes some Caen numbers. He suggests we should leave Dardel’s notes and use the existing original data either.

4) We are expecting answers to the « Apple d’offre » on April 22nd

5) Loïc is going to Marseille soon. Only Bayonne and the colonies would be left.

6) Next step for the Médialab: work with the description scheme of the data.

7) Interns: Demba Konaké has already started (and will stay till July 31st). Laura Moutou will work from May 1st to July 31st. Alexandre Aubourg from May 26th to August 31st. We will add their presentations to the website.

8) We discuss how to track expenses regularly (ask for an « état des dépenses engagées / soldées » every three months

9) Next meeting : May 22nd at 9.30am


Meeting 06/03/2014

Points discussed :

Present : Loïc Charles, Guillaume Daudin, Béatrice Dedinger, Paul Girard et Guillaume Plique

1) Guillaume Plique introduces himself.

2) RICARDO. The « development » week will be from April 22 to April 25.

3) RICARDO. Hosting throug the new CHSP website.

4) Retranscription. We failed to find a service provider for administrative reasons. We will try again.

4bis) Internship news

5) Cloud storage space. The DSI solution does not seem possible. We will try OVH.

6) Task management. Trello seems a fine program

7) 23 May meeting and special issue.
20 questionnaires have been promised. We hope to have 9 more.
We have already three papers for the meeting, we hope for two more.

8) Data presentation and OpenRefine

Meeting January 30th 2014

Present : Loïc Charles, Guillaume Daudin, Béatrice Dedinger, Paul Girard

Points discussed :

– RICARDO advancement.
— The developer should be able to work on the database at the end of March.
— Kareen has done the 2nd cleaning up. She is now working on graphs. She is not sure to finish it by Easter.
— Discussion on entity agregation
— Hosting. Talks are still going on. Ideally, it should be done by the CHSP.

– TOFLIT18 database development. Someone has been found, who we will meet on next meeting.

– TOFLIT18 retranscription. We should have service provider propositions by mid-February

– TOFLIT18 data backup. We are still in discussion with the DSI

– Tools to share tasks.

– May 23rd conference

Next meeting : March 6th at 16.15

OFCE special issue and May 23rd 2014 workshop

I am delighted to announce that the OFCE ( has accepted to publish a special issue (in English) of its in-house Journal about « 18th century European trade statistics, existing series and methodological issues ».

The Revue de l’OFCE is accessible online, referenced in Econlit and (for French scolars) in the CNRS ranking list, which makes it a very reasonnable outlet in terms of dissemination/reputation, especially as we will publish methodology papers that usually find no easy outlet.This will be the occasion to publish the papers and questionnaires prepared for past meeting of the 18th century trade group in Lille and various places. We hope this issue will establish itself as an important reference for all people interested in 18th century trade.
To prepare this issue, Loïc and myself would like to organize a one-day workshop to confront 18th century historian with statisticians working with current-day data (e.g. from the statistic department of the WTO). This will take place on May 23rd 2014 in Paris (with the firm belief that anything being organized in Paris in May can only gather crowds).

Meeting December 3rd 2013

Present : Loïc Charles, Guillaume Daudin, Béatrice Dedinger, Paul Girard

Points discussed :

– RICARDO advancement

– Link with the « Atelier de Cartographie » at SciencesPo and their Google project on representing flow data

– Long-term hosting of the database. Huma-Num seems more promising than the external alternatives. Maybe SciencesPo library in link with BE Quali ?

– Date choice for the 1st semester 2014 meeting (24/05/14)

– Discussion of the best way to do retranscribe the data. Waiting for some SMSI news.

– Discussion about how to include the primary data (pictures) in the datascape

– We will ask SciencesPo DSI for 150 Go of shared, backed up, server space for stockpile our data accessible by FTP.

– Planning of regular methodology meetings with at least Paul, Béatrice, Loïc and Guillaume : January 30th, March 6th, April 3rd, May 24th