Zoom Online Program
As Koç University AKMED, we are pleased to announce the 7th Monetary History and Numismatics Summer School which will be held on Zoom online between 19 – 23 June, 2023. It is an intensive one-week summer school offering a broad chronological survey of monetary history and numismatics from Ancient to Byzantine period (c. 650 BC-AD 1453). Lectures will be given by Professor Dr. Oğuz Tekin from Koç University AKMED and Dr. Peter van Alfen from the American Numismatic Society at Zoom online. The program, designed for newcomers to numismatics, is an introduction to Ancient Greek, Roman and Byzantine numismatics. It aims to provide the participants with basic numismatic knowledge and to show how numismatics can be used as a tool in their studies in the fields of archaeology, history and art history. Those who complete the program are entitled to receive a Certificate of Participation.
Prof. Dr. Oğuz Tekin, Koç University AKMED and Dr. Peter van Alfen, American Numismatic Society
The program is open to all undergraduate and graduate students and faculty in universities in Türkiye and abroad. The quota is 20 students.
For an interactive lesson environment, participants are expected to turn on their cameras and microphones during the questions & answers and discussion parts.
Since the language of the program is English, it is necessary to know English at the level of understanding.
The acceptance of the candidates to the program will be finalized upon their participation fee and will be notified by e-mail. Candidates who are eligible to participate in the program will be announced on June 12, 2023 on the page you can access from this link.
Students are expected to attend all classes. The applications of those who have attended on of the previous AKMED Numismatic Summer School programs will not be accepted.
The participation fee for the program is ₺500 (or €25). After accepted into the program, a payment link will be sent.
Please complete the online application form and also send the additional required documents by scanning to firstname.lastname@example.org on the day of submission.
02 June 2023
Oğuz Tekin is a professor of Archaeology and History of Art at Koc University and is also the Director of Suna & İnan Kıraç Research Center for Mediterranean Civilizations. He specializes in ancient numismatics and commercial weights. He is also the editor of the Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum Türkiye and the Corpus Ponderum Antiquorum et Islamicorum projects. In the frameworks of these two major projects, Prof. Tekin publishes the coins and weights collections of the museums in Türkiye. He deals also with the monetary history, ancient economy and markets of the cities of Asia Minor from the Archaic period to the end of Ottoman period.
Peter van Alfen is an economic historian with wide ranging interests, who works on problems of ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern monetary, fiscal and trade systems spanning the Late Bronze Age to the early Byzantine period. He has published on a variety of topics including Mycenaean administration, Athenian public finance and coinage, market regulations, Arabian monetization, and Late Roman amphoras. As Curator of Ancient Greek Coins at the American Numismatic Society (ANS) in New York City, Dr. van Alfen’s recent projects include studies of archaic coinages and those in the name of Alexander the Great. Dr. van Alfen is also director of the ANS’s Summer Graduate Seminar in Numismatics and is an Adjunct Professor in the Classics Department at New York University.