The 2017 Archer M. Huntington Award Ceremony + Sylvia Mani Hurter Lecture
The Trustees of the American Numismatic Society (ANS) have voted to award Dr. Roger Bland the 2017 Archer M. Huntington Award in recognition of his outstanding career contributions to numismatic scholarship. The award ceremony will be held on Friday, 20 October 2017 at 6:00 P.M. at the American Numismatic Society, 75 Varick Street, floor 11, in New York City. The event will include the Silvia Mani Hurter Memorial Lecture by Dr. Bland, entitled “How Coin Finds are Changing the face of Roman Britain: the Contribution of the Portable Antiquities Scheme,” which will be preceded by a reception in his honor.
Roger Bland retired in 2015 as Keeper of the Departments of Prehistory & Europe and Portable Antiquities & Treasure at the British Museum. He was formerly a curator in the Department of Coins and Medals and was seconded to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport from 1994 to 2003. Dr. Bland founded the Portable Antiquities Scheme, a project to record all archaeological objects found by the public in England and Wales, and is responsible for the operation of the Treasure Act. He is Visiting Professor at the University of Leicester, Vice President of the Royal Numismatic Society and a Fellow of the MacDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge. He was President of the British Numismatic Society from 2011–16.
A subscription dinner for $85 per person will be held following the event at a nearby restaurant. Pre-registration is required. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.