AKMED Summer School: Monetary History and Numismatics from Archaic to Byzantine Periods



Intensive 2-week summer school offered a broad chronological survey of the monetary history and numismatics from ancient to Byzantine periods (c. 650 BC– AD 1453), taught by Professor Dr. Oğuz Tekin (Koç University, Istanbul) and Dr. Peter van Alfen (American Numismatic Society, New York). The course which was for newcomers to numismatics gave students an introduction to Greek, Roman and Byzantine numismatics and it aims to give them the tools to apply numismatics to their studies in the fields of archaeology, history and art history.

As the collaboration between Koç University and the Suna & İnan Kıraç Research Center for Mediterranean Civilizations (AKMED), the course took place at AKMED, in Antalya, from July 3 to 14, 2017. Combining lectures with the visits of the museums and the archaeological sites in the area, the course also provides rare opportunity to have access some of the most important numismatic collections in Turkey. All instructions will be in English. The course was open to all undergraduate and graduate students from Koç University, students from other universities in Turkey and abroad as well as to a number of non-student applicants.