Koç University Akmed Summer School - "Monetary History and Numismatics from Archaic to Byzantine Periods", 3 – 14 July 2017, Turkey

Publish Date: Mar 21, 2017

Deadline: Apr 20, 2017

Event Dates: from Jul 03, 2017 12:00 to Jul 14, 2017 12:00


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 Turkey.

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 Turkey 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.


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.

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