FINA Conference in Rome

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May 4, 2017 – “Numismatic antiquarianism through correspondence (16th-18th c.)” is the title of the FINA (Fontes Inediti Numismaticae Antiquae) Conference in Rome from 31st of May to 1st of June 2017. Experts will speak on the beginnings of collecting coins at the beginning of the modern times.

Numismatic antiquarianism through correspondence (16th-18th c.)

Wednesday May 31st, 2017
9h: Welcome of the participants
9h30: Welcome address by Wouter Bracke (director of the Academia Belgica) and François de Callataÿ

Keynote lecture
10h: Alain Schnapp, Le rôle de l’antiquaire à l’âge moderne

10h40-11h: Coffee pause

First session (chair: Bernhard Woytek)
11h: Daniela Williams, Collecting forgeries to train the eye: fake coins in 18th century numismatic correspondence
11h30: Guy Meyer, Sur les différents moyens de reproduire les monnaies (plomb, souffre, etc.)
12h: Michiel Verweij, Speaking about manuscripts. Unpublished works in correspondence

12h30-14h: Lunch

Second session (chair: Martin Mulsow)
14h: Johan van Heesch, The Missing Caesar. Inventing coins for Otho
14h30: Federica Missere Fontana, Di vizi e di virtù. Di Pertinaci e di Didii, di Pescennii e di Gordiani
15h: John Cunnally, Two Centuries of Collecting, Describing, and Explaining Contorniates

15h30-16h: Coffee break

16h: Ute Wartenberg, The English tradition of archaeological hoard recording in 17th century England.
16h30: Andrew Burnett, Queen Elizabeth and the Twelve Caesars: a forgotten correspondence

17h: End of the session

Thursday June 1st , 2017
Third session (chair: Andrew Burnett)
9h30: Jonathan Kagan, Unpublished numismatic material in the Kagan Collection New York from the Renaissance through the Napoleonic period: manuscripts, letters and drawings
10h: Martin Mulsow, Numismatic Antiquarianism: Coins from the Ancient East in Early Modern Europe

10h30-11h: Coffee break

11h: Ursula Kampmann, The network of a collector: the Schellenberg example
11h30: Elena Vaiani, Peiresc and the coins through his correspondence
12h: Marco Callegari, About books and coins: the letters of Charles Patin to Giulio Antonio Averoldi between 1679 and 1693

12h30-14h: Lunch

Fourth session (chair: Ute Wartenberg)
14h: Maria Cristina Molinari, The story of Francesco Gottifredi’s unpublished book through the analysis of the letters of his contemporaries
14h30: Jean Guillemain, La mauvaise réputation de Jean Hardouin à travers les correspondances numismatiques
15h: Manuela Mayer, Antiquarianism and the “Republique des médailles”: some examples from Göttweig Abbey, Lower Austria (ca 1720-1740)

15h30-16h: Coffee break

16h: Bruno Callegher, “… e non vi vien voglia di venir a veder tante gran cose delle quali son certo che ne resterete pago?”. Fortunato Mandelli (1728-1797): collections et correspondances numismatiques
16h30: Bernhard Woytek, Publishing the “Doctrina Numorum Veterum”: the evidence from Eckhel’s correspondence and other contemporary documents

17h: End of the session

The colloquium is free of charge, but registration is required. Deadline for registration: 15 May. Venue is the Academia Belgica in Via Omero, 8, Rome.

For any detail about the conference, you may contact Christine Servais or François de Callataÿ.

To learn more about the FINA project go to the project’s official website.