Bursche, Aleksander

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Specialist for Roman and Barbarian numismatics, Professor for Archaeology at Warsaw

Aleksander Bursche (* 1956) obtained an MA in archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw in 1980, where he finished his PhD and his habilitation later on. A specialist in the field of Roman and Barbarian numismatics, especially coin finds and contacts between Romans and Barbarians, he is affiliated as a full professor at the Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw. He was also visiting professor at the Institute of Archaeology, Christian-Albrecht University in Kiel (Germany) and at the American Numismatic Society. 

He participated in many international scientific projects, including “Atlas of Greek and Roman World” (coordinated by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Princeton), Groupement de Recherche Européen: “Trouvailles monétaires” (coordinated by CNRS in Paris), and “NETConnect: Connecting European Culture through New Technology” in the frames of the EU-Programme “Culture 2000” (coordinated by Calabria University).
Currently he coordinates three international research projects: “Migration Period between Odra and Vistula”, “FRCPL: Recording Roman Coin Finds from Poland and Territory Associated Historically with Poland” (in cooperation with the European Coin Find Network), as well as “IMAGMA: Imagines Maiestatis, Barbarian Coins, Elite Identities and Birth of Europe” (together with the German Archaeological Institute).

Aleksander Bursche published three books and more than 150 papers and reviews on numismatics. He was advisory editor of “Antiquity” (Cambridge, UK). Currently he is editor of “The Journal of the Archaeological Numismatics” (Brussels) and “Notae Numismaticae” (Cracow), among others. He organized eight conferences in Poland, Germany and Italy, and he managed and participated in 20 field work expeditions in several countries.

He holds many fellowships and functions: A.v. Humboldt-Research Fellow (Frankfurt am Main), Research Fellow at the Wolfson College (Oxford), Research Fellow of the American Academy in Rome, correspondent member of the German Archaeological Institute (DAI), President of the Board of the consortium DARIAH-PL, vice-president of the Scientific Board of the Science-Centre Copernicus in Warsaw, vice-president of the Scientific Board of the Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw, member of the board of the “Arbeitsgemeinschaft zur Archäologie der Sachsen und ihrer Nachbarvölker in Nordwesteuropa”, member of the Scientific Board of the Archaeological Museum in Biskupin and National Museum in Szczecin.

Aleksander Bursche has received the order of “Polonia Restituta” of the President of Poland “for outstanding achievements in research and education in archaeology, numismatics and on merits in protection and promotion of Polish cultural heritage” and the Gilljam Prize awarded by the Royal Numismatic Society (London).

Since 2015 he has been a member of the Committee of the International Numismatic Council and the chief organizer of the XVI International Numismatic Congress, which will take place in 2021 in Warsaw.

You can reach Aleksander Bursche via e-mail.

More information on his current research projects is available here, here and here

For viewing his profile on academia.edu, please click here.

And a detailed CV may be downloaded here.