Apply for the ANS Summer Seminar in Numismatics 2023

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For over half a century, The American Numismatic Society, a scholarly organization and museum of coins, money, and economic history, has offered select graduate students and junior faculty the opportunity to work hands-on with its preeminent numismatic collections. With over three-quarters of a million objects, the collection is particularly strong in Greek, Roman, Islamic, Far Eastern, and US and Colonial coinages, as well as Medallic Art. Located in New York City’s SoHo district, the Society also houses the world’s most complete numismatic library.

The rigorous eight-week course “Eric P. Newman Graduate Seminar in Numismatics ”, taught by ANS staff and guest lecturers introduces students to the methods, theories, and history of the discipline. In addition to the lecture program, students will select a numismatic research topic and, utilizing ANS resources, complete a paper while in residence. The Seminar is intended to provide students of History, Art History, Textual Studies, Archeology, and Digital Humanities, who have little or no numismatic background, with a working knowledge of a body of evidence that is often overlooked and poorly understood. Successful applicants are typically doctoral candidates or early career scholars in a related discipline, but masters candidates are admitted as well.

Applications are due no later than February 24, 2023. A limited number of stipends of up to $4000 are available to US citizens/permanent residents, and to non-US citizens studying at US institutions under certain visas.


For further information, please see the Summer Seminar page on the ANS website or contact the Seminar Director, ANS Chief Curator Dr. Peter van Alfen.

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