Ancient Greek and Roman Numismatics // 01-10 July 2020, Athens

Course Outline

The Institute of Historical Research of the National Hellenic Research Foundation, one of the most important establishments for the research and study of Greek history (ancient, medieval and modern) at an international level, is pleased to announce the organisation of its fourth Summer School on Ancient Greek and Roman Numismatics, to take place at its premises in Athens, from the 1st to the 10th of July 2020.

The ten-day intensive Summer School aims at familiarising those who have little or no background with the discipline of numismatics by offering a series of introductory courses in numismatics, visits to major numismatic collections in Athens, as well as guided visits to archaeological sites in Attica.

The courses provide a chronological survey of ancient Greek and Roman coinage (from the pre-monetary period down to Roman times), combined with lectures on numismatic methodology and other more specialised topics. For 2020 there will be an emphasis on Ptolemaic and earlier Egyptian coinage, including the very interesting Athenian imitations that circulated in the region;  the Cypriote Coinage from the archaic to the roman period will be presented as a case-study; there will also be a special course on fabrication techniques and modern methods of metallic analysis of ancient coins.

The Summer School on Numismatics is addressed to undergraduates, postgraduate students and PhD candidates in History, Archaeology and Art History, to historians and archaeologists, but also to individuals with a special interest in numismatics.

The lecturers are mainly researchers at the Institute of Historical Research of the National Hellenic Research Foundation, with contributions by other experts in Greek and Roman numismatics. Each year a distinguished visiting scholar is invited from abroad to develop a special topic.

For 2020 the visiting scholar is Dr. Thomas Faucher, Researcher at the Institut de recherches sur les Archéomaterieux, Centre de recherche en Physique appliqué à l’archéologie (CNRS / Univ. Bordeaux Montaigne).

The number of participants is limited. They will be selected by a Scientific Committee following a thorough assessment of the application and the CV of the candidates.

The courses will be taught in English.
All participants will receive a certificate of participation.

 

 

 

 

Programme

Preliminary Programme [pdf]

 

 

 

 

 

Application Procedure

The Summer School on Numismatics is addressed to undergraduates, postgraduate students and PhD candidates in History, Archaeology and Art History, to historians and archaeologists, but also to individuals with a special interest in numismatics.
There will be a limited number of participants. They will be selected by the Scientific Committee following a thorough assessment of the application and the CV of the candidates.

The final deadline for applying is Tuesday March 31st 2020 (00.00 EET)

Candidates are invited to submit the online application form.

Applicants will be informed of the selection results by e-mail not later than 15th April 2020. Along with the confirmation, they will also receive further information to complete the registration process.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lecturers

 

Thomas Faucher - visiting scholar

Researcher, IRAMAT-CRP2A (UMR 5060 CNRS / Univ. Bordeaux Montaigne)

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Edward M. Harris

Emeritus Professor of Ancient History, Durham University

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Panos Iossif

Deputy Director of the Belgian School of Archaeology at Athens; Professor of Ancient and Medieval Numismatics, Radboud University, Nijmegen

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Sophia Kremydi

Research Director, Institute of Historical Research, National Hellenic Research Foundation

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Evangeline Markou - course coordinator 2020

Senior Researcher, Institute of Historical Research, National Hellenic Research Foundation

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Charikleia Papageorgiadou

Research Director, Institute of Historical Research, National Hellenic Research Foundation

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Selene Psoma

Professor of Ancient History, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

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Venue

National Hellenic Research Foundation (N.H.R.F)

48 Vassileos Constantinou Avenue
11635, Athens

The building has two entrances: the first is located on Vassileos Constantinou Av (N. 48) and the second on Vassileos Georgiou str.

You can get to NHRF by:

Bus

203, 204 (Bus stop: Rizari)
224 (Bus stop: Evangelismos)
550 (Bus stop: Ethniko Idryma Ereynon)
622 (Bus stop: Evangelismos)
815 (Bus stop: Evangelismos)

Metro

Evangelismos station (Exit to Rizari)

Trolleybus

from Patision Street > Trolleybus 3 (Bus stop: Evangelismos, on Vas. Sophias Ave.)
8, 13 (Bus stop: Evangelismos, on Vas. Sophias Ave.)
10 (Bus stop: Ethniko Idryma Ereynon)

See also :

OASA- Bus routes and timetables

METRO - Routes map

 

 

 

 

 

Fees

The Summer School will charge participant fees of 450 Euros. The fee is to be paid after the confirmation of acceptance has been received and the latest by 15th April 2020. Fees include tuition for the Summer School, course material, access to the Library of NHRF and to the Libraries of the Institute of Historical Research, entrance to archaeological sites and Museums, visit to an archaeological site in Attica, welcome drinks on Tuesday 30th of June 2020 and daily light lunch and coffee. Students are individually responsible for their transportation, accommodation and other living expenses.

Cancellation/fee policy
Participants will be notified by 6 May 2020 if there are insufficient numbers for the course to run. In this event, participants will be offered a refund of the course fees.
Non-attendance on the day or cancellations made after 31 May 2020 will not be refunded.

 

 

 

 

Contact

For further information, please contact us by email at numismatics@eie.gr, or by phone (Mrs Barbara Kondaxi, tel.: +30. 210 7273501).