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 international level, is pleased to announce the organisation of its first Summer School for Ancient Greek and Roman Numismatics, to take place at its premises in Athens, from 3 to 12 July 2017.
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 courses on methodology and various special themes. It will consist of lectures, practical sessions and visits to numismatic collections (Numismatic Museum, Alpha Bank Numismatic Collection, KIKPE/Welfare Foundation for Social and Cultural Affairs Numismatic Collection), museums (Acropolis Museum) and archaeological sites in Attica (Lavrion).
The courses will provide a chronological survey of ancient Greek and Roman coinage (from the invention of coinage to the Roman period), combined with special lectures on numismatic methodology, such as the study of coin hoards, metrology, iconography and online resources. Practical sessions will take place at the NHRF premises and in museums.
The Summer School on Numismatics is intended not only for undergraduates, postgraduate students and PhD candidates in History, Archaeology and Art History, historians and archaeologists, but also individuals with a special interest in numismatics.
The instructors will mainly be researchers from the Institute of Historical Research of the National Hellenic Research Foundation, with contributions from other experts in Greek and Roman numismatics. Each year a visiting scholar will be invited to develop a special topic. This year’s guest speaker is Dr Christophe Flament, who will focus on the coinage of Athens.
The number of participants is limited to 25. They will be selected by the Scientific Committee following a thorough assessment of the application and the CV of the candidates.
The course will be taught in English.
All students will receive a certificate of participation.