What the XVI International Numismatic Congress 2022 in Warsaw Discusses

The XVI International Numismatic Congress will take place from September 11-16, 2022.
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The XVI International Numismatic Congress will take place in Warsaw in 2022 from 11-16 September 2022. The organisers have published the deadlines for registration and for submitting proposals of round tables. At one round table Ursula Kampmann, editor-in-chief of CoinsWeekly will participate and we thus publish here the draft of the proposal.

Round Table “Promoting Numismatics in a Globalized and Digitized World”

In today’s globalized and digitized world – particularly in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic –, we daily encounter fundamental changes in the ways and means of how information is being generated, shared, and received. Traditional concepts of communication have become increasingly replaced by digitized interactions and virtual social networks. While scholars working in the field of digital humanities have already successfully drawn on new technologies such as semantic web and linked open data for study and research, advanced forms of communication, however, have not yet received the attention they deserve, particularly its reach out beyond the confines of the academic world.

This round table aims at exploring this new relationship between the public and academia and will discuss methods to disseminate and share information beyond academia and how best to connect with non-specialist audiences that have no or limited access to scholarly knowledge, particularly those individuals and groups that are marginalized in society from the academic discourse. To that end, international experts present their current projects at the interface of academic research and public outreach. Case studies will encompass, among other themes, the realm of scholarly news and social platforms, databases related to public-private partnership in preserving and promoting cultural heritage, and game-based learning.

Believing it the duty of all numismatists to encourage and to promote an understanding of the discipline in society through equal-partner dialogue and effective forms of communication, the proposed round table is the most timely and necessary initiative to provide insights into the current state of outreach while presenting the viewpoints of a variety of highly visible activities. Focusing on how the internet is rapidly changing and transforming the relationship and communication between academia and the public, and the impact this change has on our work as scholars and members of society, this round table will facilitate a greater understanding of the challenges that numismatics is facing in today’s globalized and digitized world.

The structure and the discussion format of the proposed round table is made up by five confirmed thematic kick off presentations of 15 min duration each plus 30 min of plenary discussion.


A.J. Gatlin – Auction Data from the International Numismatic Trade: Building an Information Repository for Research and Commercial Use

Abstract: This presentation will describe the CoinArchives project as a tool to preserve and make available numismatic data to a wide audience of scholars, researchers, collectors, and commercial dealers. We’ll examine how the CoinArchives Website benefits these different types of users and helps promote numismatics to an international audience. Specifically, we’ll look at how the site is used as a resource for provenance and rarity research, attribution assistance, die studies, and historical market information.

Marcus Cyron – Just some first steps of a Marathon – Numismatics and Wikipedia

Abstract: Within a short period of time, Wikipedia has developed into an international, well-known source of knowledge and information in many areas and languages. The project, which is run by volunteer authors, works without an editorial team, everything that happens is the result of individual efforts. Thus, the situation is very diverse in the different language versions, just as diverse, of course, is the situation in the presentation of the numismatic sciences. Overall, Wikipedia is still in the early stages of development in numismatics and would need some fresh influences and ideas.

Ursula Kampmann – Digital Is Not Enough

Abstract: Who isn’t present on the internet today, has a Facebook account and posts pictures on Instagram? And yet, even large and honourable institutions occasionally fail when they try to make their offer appealing to a broad public. This lecture aims to raise awareness that a website shouldn’t reflect the taste of its creators, but should be designed to meet the needs of its users. Using CoinsWeekly, Bookophile and Cosmos of Collectibles as examples, the speaker will analyse the concepts by means of whom websites try to achieve this objective.

Roberta L. Stewart – Looking Closely, Writing History: Numismatic Methods in the Classroom

Abstract: This paper summarizes curricular work at Dartmouth College: the website, Art2Artifact; a Hood Museum special exhibit featuring Hadrianic coinage, IMPERIUM ROMANUM IN NUMMIS. The Roman Empire in and on its Coinage (Dartmouth College, 2012); a coin tool under development, “The Ancient Coin Museum Project.”

Sven Günther, Sebastian Hanstein, Kevin Körner, and Stefan Krmnicek – Craveler. A Numismatic Game-Based Learning App

Abstract: This paper presents a new free mobile app including an additional app for a VR head-mounted display that will provide game-based learning (GBL) about Ancient and Islamic Numismatics. Built on the concept of a casual game, the didactic idea is innovated through blending the strategies of an educational game by adding simulation elements, decoration elements, exotic themes, and a compelling narrative that promotes historical narratives. Thus, thanks to the immersive experience, the app has the potential to disseminate knowledge about the subject numismatics in a virtual game-based learning environment among a broad audience beyond the confines of academia.


Here you can read more about the International Numismatic Congress in Warsaw.

Originally scheduled for autumn 2021, it was postponed due to the pandemic development, and recently Ursula Kampmann asked what should be really discussed at this event.

We dedicated a three-part series on Warsaw, Numismatic centre at the heart of Europe: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.

For in-depth information visit the website of the INC2022.