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 on 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 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 instructors are 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 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.

Information about Applications here