American Numismatic Society
American Numismatic Society



2014 Seminar Participants

Eric P. Newman Graduate Seminar in Numismatics

For over half a century the American Numismatic Society, a museum of coins, money and economic history, has offered select graduate students and junior faculty the opportunity to work hands-on with one of the world‘s preeminent numismatic collections. With over three-quarters of a million objects, the museum‘s collection is particularly strong in Greek, Roman, Islamic, Far Eastern, US and Colonial coinages, as well as medallic art. The rigorous eight-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.

2015 Seminar Announcement


Support the Summer Seminar

To donate or discuss the possibility of an endowment, please contact the Membership Office (212) 571-4470 ext 117, membership@numismatics.org or donate via PayPal or credit card using the button below.


To Apply

The 2015 Graduate Summer Seminar will take place from June 8 to July 31, 2015.

Application Instructions for the Applicant:

You will need to use the Adobe Reader application to download and fill out the form below. If you are unable to type, paste or save information in the response field, you may need to upgrade to a current version of the free Adobe reader application.

Do not use the Send Files or Store Files Tools in Adobe Reader to submit this application.

After you have completed the application choose File then Save As
1. In the Save As dialog box choose a location on your computer where you will be able to retrieve the form at a later time.
2. File name: should be Yourlastname-Yourfirstname.pdf
3. Save as type: should be Adobe PDF Files (*.pdf)
4. Then click the Save button.
5. Attach the completed application to an email with the subject application
YourLastName YourFirstName and addressed to seminar@numismatics.org

Note that applications are due February 13, 2015.

* Application Form (PDF file)


Instructions for Evaluators:

You will need to use the Adobe Reader application to download and fill out the form below. If you are unable to type, paste or save information in the response field, you may need to upgrade to a current version of the free Adobe reader application.

Do not use the Send Files or Store Files Tools in Adobe Reader to submit this application.

After you have completed the application choose File then Save As
1. In the Save As dialog box choose a location on your computer where you will be able to retrieve the form at a later time.
2. File name: should be applicant's lastname.pdf
3. Save as type: should be Adobe PDF Files (*.pdf)
4. Then click the Save button.
5. Attach the completed application to an email with the subject evaluation applicant's LastName and addressed to seminar@numismatics.org

Note that evaluations are due February 13, 2015.

* Evaluation Form (PDF file)


Resources for Incoming Students

History of the Graduate Summer Seminar

Our website also features a brief overview of the Summer Seminar's history, with year-by-year lists of students and lecturers.