Saturday, January 30, 2010

56th Annual Eric P. Newman Graduate Summer Seminar in Numimatics, American Numismatic Society, June 7-July 30, 2010

Study at one of the world's most important numismatic research institutions. $4,000 stipend available. 

For over half a century, the American Numismatic Society has offered select graduate students and junior faculty the opportunity to learn the basics of numismatic scholarship while working hands-on with the collections. The rigorous eight-week course, taught by the Curators, guest lecturers, and a Visiting Scholar, introduces students with little or no numismatic background to the methods, theories, and history of the discipline. Located in New York City's SoHo district, the ANS houses one of the world's largest numismatic collections and a comprehensive numismatic library; Seminar students will in addition have access to the libraries of Columbia University and New York University. 

This year's Visiting Scholar will be Dr. Bernhard Woytek, member of the Numismatic Commission of the Austrian Academy of Science and Lecturer in Numismatics at Vienna University. Dr. Woytek is well known for his research and publications on the coinages of the Roman Republic and Empire. 

In addition to its traditional strength in Greek and Roman coinages, the Seminar this year will include lectures by three eminent Islamic numismatists: Prof. Stefan Heidemann, Visiting Professor at Bard Graduate Center; Prof. Jere Bacharach, Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington; and Dr. Michael Bates, Curator Emeritus of Islamic Coinages at the ANS. Students with an interest in the Islamic world are particularly encouraged to apply. 

Applications are due February 12, 2010. Stipends in the amount of $4,000 are available on a competitive basis. For application forms and further information, please see the Summer Seminar page of our website, or contact the Seminar Co-Director, Dr. Peter van Alfen, at