Koç University Suna & İnan Kıraç Mediterranean Research Center on Mediterranean Civilizations (AKMED) has previously organized the “History of Money and Numismatics Congress” twice, in 2013 and 2016, and published the proceedings of these congresses. The “Third International Congress on the History of Money and Numismatics” will be held at the AKMED Conference Hall from April 1 to April 4, 2024.

The aim of this congress, limited to the Mediterranean region, is to bring together distinguished scholars working on the history of money and numismatics related to the Mediterranean world. The goal is to share original research findings, draw attention to the cultural and economic diversity that has shaped the Mediterranean from the Lydians to Islamic states, as well as highlight the monetary and economic history of Anatolia. The congress seeks to provide a scientific contribution to this field.

In this context, the topics of the papers to be presented at the congress will cover the emergence of the concept of money, starting from the earliest coins to the end of the Ottoman Empire. It will also explore the cultures that have left their mark on the Mediterranean’s history of money and economy, as well as coins produced or circulated in this geography. Additionally, the congress will address commercial weights, which are crucial tools in the functioning and valuation of market economies in this region, up to the present day.

The language of congress is English.

Advisory Board
Dr. Michel Amandry (French National Library, Paris)
Dr. Andrew Burnett (British Museum, London)
Prof. Dr. François de Callataÿ (Royal Library of Belgium, Brussels)
Prof. Dr. Zeynep Çizmeli Öğün (Ankara Üniversitesi)
Prof. Dr. Christopher Howgego (University of Oxford, Ashmolean Museum)
Dr. Ute Wartenberg Kagan (The American Numismatic Society, New York)
Prof. Dr. Andrew Meadows (New College, Oxford)
Prof. Dr. Johannes Nollé (Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München)
Dr. Ulrike Peter (Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities)
Prof. Dr. Ahmet Tolga Tek (Anadolu Üniversitesi, Eskişehir)
Prof. Dr. Oğuz Tekin (Koç Üniversitesi-AKMED)
Prof. Dr. Ceren Ünal (Celal Bayar University, Manisa)
Dr. Peter van Alfen (American Numismatic Society, New York)
Prof. Dr. Bernhard Weisser (Staatliche Museen zu Berlin)
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