2012 Eric P. Newman Graduate Summer Seminar – Applications due Feb. 10

June 11 through July 27, 2012

Study at the world’s foremost seminar in numismatic methods and theory

For over half a century, The American Numismatic Society, a scholarly organization and museum of coins, money, and the economic history of all periods, has offered select graduate students and Junior faculty the opportunity to work hands‐on with its preeminent numismatic collections. With over three-­‐quarters of a million objects, the collection is particularly strong in Greek, Roman, Islamic, and Far Eastern coinages, as well as Medallic Art. The rigorous seven-week course taught by the museum staff, guest lecturers and a visiting scholar introduces students to the methods, theories and history of the discipline. The seminar is meant primarily for those with limited or no numismatic background in order to familiarize students of (art) history, textual studies, and archaeology with a body of evidence that is often overlooked and poorly understood. Applications are due no later than February 10, 2012.  A limited number of $4,000 stipends are available to qualifying students. This year’s Visiting Scholar will be Prof. Alain Bresson of the Department of Classics at University of Chicago. Prof. Bresson is well-known for his research and publications on ancient economies, numismatics and epigraphy.

To apply, you must submit the application form and have three referees fill out the evaluation form below. Complete applications must be received by February 10, 2012.

To read the full seminar announcement, download applications forms, and more please visit the Seminar page at http://www.numismatics.org/Seminar. Please feel free to share this announcement with any interested colleagues.