Numismatics summer school

The British Museum Numismatics Summer School will take place in the Department of Coins and Medals from the 7th-18th July 2014.

The Department of Coins and Medals will host a two week summer school which will cover Classical numismatics in the first week and Medieval numismatics in the second week. This course is for newcomers to numismatics, or for those with a basic knowledge as it aims to give students the tools to apply numismatics to their studies.

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.

Places are limited. Each week has a capacity for 10 students. Please specify which week (Classical or Medieval) when applying.

The Summer School is open to all undergraduate and graduate students. In 2014 there is funding to cover accommodation costs 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) and a reference from your tutor. Please send your application to coins@britishmuseum.org. References can be sent either directly to coins@britishmuseum.org (specifying the name of the applicant) or via the applicant. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that references arrive before the application deadline.

Applications close on Monday 19th May 2014.

numismatic study room 


Images:
The Money gallery (Room 68)
Students attending a lecture in the Numismatic study room

 

 

Further information

Classical Week Timetable: 2013

Medieval Week Timetable: 2013

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