FIDEM congress 2012 at Glasgow

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by Philip Attwood

February 2, 2012 – The 32nd FIDEM congress will be held in Glasgow on 10-14 July 2012 and will be centred on Glasgow University’s Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery.
The programme will include talks on historical and contemporary medals, with the theme of the principal sequences of papers being ‘The medal as object / The medal as idea’. The one sequence will consider the medal as a tangible made object and look particularly at the relationship between medals and larger works of sculpture; the other will focus on the ideas underlying medallic imagery and the relationships between that imagery and representations in other media, particularly printed books.

Papers may be given in English or French and each will last twenty minutes, after which there will be time for discussion.
Proposals for papers should be sent to Sally-Anne Coupar by 31 January. Proposals should include the title of the proposed paper, the author’s name and full contact information, a short cv, an indication of the sequence of papers in which your proposal belongs (if applicable), and a brief abstract of a maximum of 250 words. Please bear in mind that not all proposals may be accepted. It is hoped that all papers given at the congress will be published in FIDEM’s journal Médailles.
The congress programme will also consist of workshops, visits to places of interest, and receptions. The international exhibition of contemporary medallic art that will accompany the congress will be held in the Hunterian Museum.

Philip Attwood is Keeper at the Department of Coins and Medals at the British Museum.

courtesy of Money & Medals. The Newsletter for Numismatics in Britain 54, December 2011 where the article has been published originally.

More detailed information on the FIDEM congress 2012 are availabe here.

The University collection is intriguing: You should take a look at the website of the Hunterian!

More information on Money & Medals Network you may find on its website.