Numismatics summer school

The Summer School will take place in the Department of Coins and Medals 8-19 July 2013.

The Department of Coins and Medals has previously hosted a Classical numismatics summer school (2009-2011). From 2013 it will host a two week summer school which will cover classical numismatics in the first week and medieval numismatics in the second week.

 Numismatic exhibition talk

Places are limited. Each week has a capacity for 10 students and students can opt to study in week one (classical) or week two (medieval/early modern) or both. This must be specified on applications.

The classical week will give a thorough introduction to Greek and Roman numismatics from the archaic to late Roman periods. The medieval week will cover early medieval Europe and the successors of the Roman Empire through to the High and later Middle Ages (c. 600-1550). There will be a mixture of lectures and practical sessions to introduce students to the material and an opportunity to discover more about how the Museum looks after and displays its collection.

The Summer School is open to all undergraduate and graduate students. In 2013 there is funding to cover accommodation costs on a Bed and Breakfast basis at a local UCL hall of residence.

Please apply by sending your CV, a covering letter about your interest in the Summer School (stating Classical or Medieval course preference, or a desire to attend both weeks) and a reference from your tutor.

Applications close on Friday 31 May 2013.

numismatic study room 

Students on a tour in the Money gallery (Room 68)
Students attending a lecture in the Numismatic study room



Further information

Timetable: 2009
Timetable: 2010

Enquiries and applications: email
Coins and Medals
Department of Coins and Medals, British Museum,
Great Russell Street,
London WC1B 3DG