As the collaboration between Koç University and the Suna & İnan Kıraç Research Center for Mediterranean Civilizations (AKMED), the course will take place at AKMED, in Antalya, from July 3 to 14, 2017. Combining lectures with the visits of the museums and the archaeological sites in the area, the course also provides rare opportunity to have access some of the most important numismatic collections in Türkiye. All instructions will be in English. The course is open to all undergraduate and graduate students from Koç University, students from other universities in Türkiye and abroad as well as to a number of non-student applicants. A number of full and half scholarships will be provided for qualified students.
Detailed information and application procedures will be announced later.
Professor Oğuz Tekin and Dr. Peter van Alfen
The course, which is designed for newcomers to numismatics, will offer an introduction to Greek, Roman and Byzantine numismatics and will equip students with the tools to apply numismatics to their studies in the fields of archaeology, history and art history.
This is an intensive two-week Summer School offering a broad chronological survey of the monetary history and numismatics from the archaic to Byzantine periods, taught by Professor Dr. Oğuz Tekin (Koç University AKMED, Antalya) and Dr. Peter van Alfen (American Numismatic Society, New York). The course will take place at AKMED, in Antalya, from July 3 to 14, 2017. Combining lectures with the visits of the museums and the archaeological sites in the area, the course also provides rare opportunity to have access some of the most important numismatic collections in Türkiye.
The course 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. Combining lectures, thematic explorations, and homework assignments, the course will include guided visits to the numismatic cabinets and coin exhibitions of the Antalya Museums, the Istanbul Archaeological Museums and the Pera Museum. Students will also have
the opportunity to visit two major archaeological sites in the region of Antalya (Perge and Myra/Andriake) and to learn how numismatists and archaeologists process excavated coins.
AKMED is situated in Kaleiçi, the heart of Antalya’s old city. Classes will meet 4 days in the first week and 3 days in the second week of the course, with two daily study trips to archaeological sites. The course will conclude in Istanbul with visits to the numismatic collections of the Istanbul Archaeological Museums and the numismatic and weight collections of the Pera Museum. A reading list will be provided in the course package.
The course will be taught by Professor Dr. Oğuz Tekin, from Koç University, and Dr. Peter van Alfen, from American Numismatic Society.
The course is open to all undergraduate and graduate students from all universities, in Türkiye and abroad, as well as to a number of non-student applicants. All instructions will be given in English.
Students are expected to attend and participate in all classes and visits to museums and excavation sites. Reading, summarizing and discussing the articles from the reading list is another required component of the course. The final course requirement will be either writing a short research paper or preparing a presentation (with slides) to be presented during or at the end of the course.
At the start of the course, students will receive a course package with a selection of articles and texts about numismatics. The package will also include a list of important numismatic websites with catalogues and materials available online.
You will earn 3 Koç University credits equivalent to 6 ECTS credits and receive a certificate of participation at the end of the course.
To apply please send your completed application form, along with all additional required documents to firstname.lastname@example.org
April 20, 2017
April 20 Application Deadline
April 25 Accepted applicants will be announced
April 30 Deadline for applicants to make their final decision
May 2-5 Welcome packages sent out to participants
June 10 Deadline for payment
July 2 Check-in at Antalya
July 3 Orientation at AKMED
(includes course and field trips but does not include travel, accommodation, or lunches) 435 USD
(includes course, field trips, accommodation and lunches; does not include travel) 907 USD
IMPORTANT: International students will be responsible for the following expenses: Health and travel insurance, as well as their visa costs. Please note that all students must have health insurance which covers them overseas.
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June 10: Deadline for payment of program fee
Payment for Basic Package must be made until June 10, 2017. Basic Package payments cannot be reimbursed unless Koç University cancels the program.
Full package refund of the program fee for cancellations made by June 16, 2017. Cancellations made after this date will result in half refund of payment. In case of cancellation, the deposit of 100 USD will not be refunded under any circumstances unless Koç University cancels the program. The deposit of 100 USD will be deducted from the full program fee amount that you will pay.
The program will accept a maximum of 20 students. Based on financial need and academic rigor, 10 students will receive full scholarship and 10 students will receive partial scholarship.
Full scholarship will include full package + travel expenses.
Partial scholarships will be either awards of the basic or full package.
Scholarship offers will be made at the same time as the announcement of accepted applicants.
For living expenses in Antalya, please visit https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/in/Antalya
Prices at moderate restaurants vary from 15 TL to 30 TL (based on four items). Otantik Hotel, Martı and Zeynep’in Mutfağı are all restaurants located very close to AKMED and offer a lunch menu with four items for 15 TL.
The main transportation in Antalya is with buses, tram and taxis.
Local Bus: 2.10 TL
Tram: 2.10 TL
Taxi: Most locations in the city center of Antalya can be reached within 10.00 – 20.00 TL
ANTALYA KART is a contactless payment card that is valid on both buses and tramway. The card costs 5 TL and can be loaded with money at payment points and online.
There are a number of boutique hotels situated close to AKMED, with prices varying from 100 TL to 250 TL per night (based on bed and breakfast).
A limited number of contractual hotels offer a price of 100 TL.
Price: 27 USD (one person in single room+breakfast)
OTANTİK BUTİK OTEL
Barbaros Mahallesi, Hesapçı Sokak No: 14
+90 242 244 85 30
+90 242 244 85 31
Barbaros Mahallesi, İmaret Sokak No: 40
Üçkapılar – Kaleiçi/ Antalya -Türkiye
+90 242 248 62 62
Barbaros Mahallesi, Hamit Efendi Sokak No:9
Kaleiçi/ Antalya- Türkiye
+90 242 248 6114
Price: 55 USD (one person in single room)
Koç University İstinye Kampüs
Çayır Caddesi No. 65
İstinye / İstanbul-Türkiye
+90 212 229 82 46
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 Roman Imperial 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.