2016 December Enews

Don’t Forget the ANS

There’s less than two weeks left to make your 100% tax-deductible gifts for the year – please don’t forget to include the American Numismatic Society. This past year marked our 158th anniversary – help us continue our tradition of making the wonders of numismatics available to all who are interested well into the future. Give to our Year End Appeal as generously as you can.


2017 Annual Gala Dinner

Participate in the Society’s Annual Gala Dinner! Help us honor Anthony J. Terranova, the Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society and the Newman Numismatic Portal by placing an ad in the Gala Program or by purchasing a ticket. The dinner will take place on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 6:30 PM at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. For questions or assistance, please contact Catherine DiTuri at 212-571-4470 ext. 117.


Highlight on Nomisma.org and OCRE

Nomisma.org and OCRE are examples of best practices of linked data in a new report on the EU-funded ARIADNE project, whose objective is to help make archaeological data more easily discoverable, accessible and reusable. The classical studies world and specific ANS projects figure prominently in the report on the state of the field with regard to linked data. Learn more and read the report.

2017 Summer Seminar

The ANS is delighted to announce the 63rd Annual Eric P. Newman Graduate Summer Seminar in Numismatics, which allows select graduate students the opportunity to work hands-on with its preeminent numismatic collections. The eight-week course introduces students to the methods, theories and history of numismatics that are taught by ANS staff, guests lecturers, and the 2017 Visiting Scholar, Dr. Thomas Faucher of the Institut de recherché sur les archéomatériaux, Centre Ernest-Babelon, part of the Centre national de la recherché scientifique (CNRS) and the Université d’Orléans (Orléans, France). Dr. Faucher is a specialist in ancient coin production and Ptolemaic coinages. Applications are due by February 10, 2017; the seminar will occur from June 5 – July 28, 2017. Learn more about the Seminar and view the application guidelines.

Membership – 2016 is Almost Over

Did you renew your membership for 2016? Make sure you did in order to receive the fourth issue of the ANS Magazine. Full Associate members will also receive the American Journal of Numismatics in January. Renew today online or contact Membership at 212-571-4470 ext. 117.

Information about 2017 membership will be coming soon!

Upcoming Events

Congress in Turkey

Dr. Ute Wartenberg, Executive Director, will present “What Happens to Electrum Coinage in the 6th Century BC?” at the Second International Congress on the History of Money and Numismatics in the Mediterranean World. Dr. Peter van Alfen, Margaret Thompson Curator, will also present “New Light on the Earliest Silver Coinage of Lampsacus.” The Congress takes place in Antalya, Turkey from January 5-8, 2017.

The Art of Devastation Exhibition

Often unseen art medals and posters of World War I will be on display at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College in the exhibition, “The Art of Devastation: Medals and Posters of the Great War,” a joint project between the ANS and Loeb Art Center. Co-curated by Dr. Patricia Phagan (Vassar) and Dr. Peter van Alfen (ANS), the exhibit features 117 medals from both sides of the Great War and 14 posters, several of which are on loan from the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. The exhibition is accompanied by a full-color catalogue with essays published jointly by the ANS and the Loeb Art Center. It runs from January 27-April 9, 2017 at the Loeb Art Center, 124 Raymond Avenue in Poughkeepsie, NY, and is open to the public. Learn more about this exhibit.

Recent Events

Lecture in Athens

“Electrum Coinage: Innovation or Continuity?” was presented by ANS Executive Director Dr. Ute Wartenberg and Dr. Wolfgang Fischer-Bossert, as part of a conference on “Ex Ionia Scientia: ‘Knowledge’ in Ancient Greece.” The conference took place in Athens, Greece from December 11-14, 2016. Visit http://enlightenedionia.siu.edu/ for further information.

Advertise in the Award-Winning ANS Magazine

Support the ANS by advertising in the award-winning quarterly ANS Magazine. The ad deadline for issue no. 1 of 2017 is February 1, 2017. For more information about advertising rates and specs, visit the advertising page or contact Joanne Isaac, Museum Administrator, at magazine@numismatics.org or 212-571-4470 ext. 112.

Sponsor the ANS E-news

If you or your company would like to sponsor future issues of the ANS E-news, please contact Joanne Isaac, Museum Administrator, at 212-571-4470 ext. 112 or isaac@numismatics.org.

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