Monetary History and Numismatics Summer School 2020


AKMED Monetary History and Numismatics Summer School is an intensive one-week summer school offering a broad chronological survey of monetary history and numismatics from Ancient to Byzantine periods (c. 650 BC– AD 1453). Lectures will be given zoom online by Professor Dr. Oğuz Tekin of Koç University AKMED and Dr. Peter van Alfen of the American Numismatic Society. The program, designed for newcomers to numismatics, will give students an introduction to Greek, Roman and Byzantine numismatics. It also aims to give them the tools to apply numismatics to their studies in the fields of archaeology, history and art history. Those who complete the program are entitled to receive a Certificate of Participation.

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Prof. Dr. Oğuz Tekin, Koç University AKMED and Dr. Peter van Alfen, American Numismatic Society

Program Content

The program will cover the basics of numismatics as well as offer an introduction to the rich contribution of numismatics to the economic and monetary history of the Ancient and Byzantine worlds.

Enrollment Requirements

The program is open to all undergraduate and graduate students in the universities in Türkiye and abroad as well as to some non-student applicants. Priority will be given to undergraduate and graduate students.

Since the language of the program is English, a working knowledge of English is required. After the applications,online interviews will be made with the selected candidates and  theywill be admitted to the program according to the interview result.

Students are expected to attend  all classes. Reading, summarizing and discussing the articles from the reading list is another required component of the course.

Program Fee

The participation fee for the program is ₺150 or $20 or €20. After accepted into the program, this amount should be deposited into the account of a charity to be determined by AKMED and sent to the email address of oyanardag@ku.edu.tr in the mail attachment.

Program Material

After the participants are selected, they will receive a course package with a list of select articles and texts about numismatics. The package will also include a list of important numismatic websites with catalogues and materials available online.


Please complete the online application form and send the additional required documents by scanning to akmed@ku.edu.tr on the day of submission.

Required documents:

  1. Application form (Online submission)
  2. Copy of the initial page/s of your passport or identity card
  3. Resume
  4. Official transcript (If you are undergraduate or graduate student)
  5. 1 Passport size photo
  6. 1 Reference Letter (If you are undergraduate or graduate student) 

Application Deadline

8 May 2020


Please contact Dr. Arif Yacı ayaci@ku.edu.tr or Dr. Tarkan Kahya at tkahya@ku.edu.tr for any academic questions about the summer school.
Please contact Ms. Özge Yanardağ at oyanardag@ku.edu.tr for any administrative questions.


Prof. Dr. Oğuz Tekin DIRECTOR, KOÇ UNIVERSITY AKMED 0 242 243 42 74