The Eric P. Newman Visiting Scholar in Residence Program

Evi Markou talks with Tine Rasselle
Evangeline Markou, 2019 Visiting Scholar

The Eric P. Newman Visiting Scholar is an integral part of the Society’s Graduate Summer Seminar. The Visiting Scholar is expected to give lectures and interact with students, while also having the opportunity to conduct his or her own research. However, when the Summer Seminar program was first developed in 1951, such a position was not envisioned. And as a result, there was no Visiting Scholar at the Seminar’s inaugural session in 1952.

The Visiting Scholar position actually was not conceived until September 1952—immediately after the seminar’s first session was over. That September the ANS Council gathered and reflected upon the success of the inaugural session. It was during their review that ANS President Louis C. West first proposed that “a visiting scholar, preferably in the Mediaeval field, be engaged for a period of six months to begin early enough to insure his presence during the 1953 Seminar.” West made this proposal because of perceived weaknesses in the Society’s collections which had become apparent during the Seminar. More specifically, although the Society had recently expanded the staffing in its Curatorial Department, it did not yet have a medievalist on staff. (Henry Grunthal, the Society’s first curator specifically responsible for medieval coins, was not hired until June of 1953.)

The Council agreed with President West’s proposal and charged ANS Councillor and former President Arthur S. Dewing with the task of locating an acceptable candidate during an upcoming visit of his to England. More than one candidate was proposed, but President West’s first choice was Philip Grierson. “Assistance at our seminar,” West explained to Dewing, “would involve, say, two talks before the group, and such individual consultation with members of the group as they might reasonably ask. We would offer the holder of this visiting professorship the opportunity to pursue any special study he desires, with the unrestricted use of our resources. There is the hope that whatever is produced would be published by us…. Interest in the mediaeval period must be built up in our staff, and in our resources in books and coins.”

By the end of October 1952 Dewing had met with Grierson, who had agreed to come to New York the following year. Grierson had only one stipulation: “For the purpose of negotiating with the University authorities here,” Grierson wrote to West, “I asked Mr Dewing whether we could evolve together any kind of formal title under which I would be working. We agreed that I should be invited to go as Visiting Lecturer, but that my primary duties should be of a research character, although you would expect me to be available for consultation and discussion during your summer seminar, to give some lectures in the seminar itself, and to be free to accept invitations from Universities to lecture, if I received them while in America.”

Grierson eventually visited the ANS from July through December 1953. During his stay he gave two lectures to Seminar students—one on “The Transition from Medieval to Modern Coinage” and a second on “The Coinage of the Merovingian Franks.” He also read a paper at the Society’s Fall membership meeting on “The Origins of Modern Coin Portraiture.” Inspired by his trip, Grierson would return to America and the ANS numerous times during the rest of his life.

Since 1953, the Society has retained one Visiting Scholar for each session of its Summer Seminar, although for eight years, from the late fifties through the early sixties, the Society had two scholars in attendance for each year. There have been only two years—1956 and 1981—when scholars did not participate. And except for one year, 2001, the scholar has always come from a European or Middle Eastern institution.

Visiting Scholars

2019
Evangeline Markou
National Hellenic Research Foundation (Athens, Greece)

2018
Mariangela Puglisi
Università degli Studi de Messina (Messina, Italy)

2017
Thomas Faucher
Institut de recherche sur les archéomatériaux, Centre Ernest-Babelon, part of the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) and the Université d’Orléans (Orléans, France)

2016
Klaus Vondrovec
Kunsthistorisches Museum (Vienna, Austria)

2015
Aleksander Bursche
Archaeology Institute, University of Warsaw (Warsaw, Poland)

2014
Suzanne Frey-Kupper
University of Warwick (Coventry, England)

2013
Pere Pau Ripollès Alegre
University of Valencia (Valencia, Spain)

2012
Alain Bresson
University of Chicago (Chicago, Illinois)

2011
David Wigg-Wolf
German Archaeological Institute (Berlin, Germany)

2010
Bernhard Woytek
Austrian Academy of Sciences and Vienna University (Vienna, Austria)

2009
Sophia Kremydi
The Institute of Greek and Roman Antiquity, National Hellenic Research Foundation (Athens, Greece)

2007
Bernhard Weisser
Museen zu Berlin (Berlin, Germany

2006
Andrew Meadows
The British Museum (London, England)

2005
Koray Konuk
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (Bordeaux, France)

2004
Michel Amandry
Bibliothèque Nationale de France (Paris, France)

2003
François de Callataÿ
Bibliothèque royale de Belgique (Brussels, Belgium)

2002
Haim Gitler
Israel Museum (Jerusalem, Israel)

2001
Kenneth Harl
Tulane University (New Orleans, Louisiana)

1999
Olivier Picard
University of Paris Sorbonne (Paris, France)

1998
Christopher Howgego
Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford (Oxford, England)

1997
Michael Alram
Staatliche Kunstsammlung (Vienna, Austria)

1996
Andrea Saccocci
University of Padua (Padua, Italy)

1995
François de Callataÿ
Bibliothèque Royale Albert I
(Brussels, Belgium)

1994
Giovanni Gorini
University of Padua (Padua, Italy)

1993
Harold B. Mattingly
University of Leeds (Leeds, England)

1992
Georges Le Rider
University of Paris Sorbonne (Paris, France)

1991
Roger Bland
The British Museum (London, England)

1990
Georges Depeyrot
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (Paris, France)

1989
Günther Dembski
Kunsthistorisches Museum (Vienna, Austria)

1988
Christof F. Boehringer
University of Göttingen (Göttingen, Germany)

1987
Ian A. Carradice
The British Museum (London, England)

1986
Tony Hackens
Université catholique de Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium)

1985
P.J. Casey
University of Durham (Durham, England)

1984
Michel Amandry
Bibliothèque Nationale de France (Paris, France)

1983
Wolfgang Hahn
University of Vienna (Vienna, Austria)

1982
Andrew Burnett
The British Museum (London, England)

1980
Bernhard Overbeck
Staatliche Münzsammlung, Munich (Munich, Germany)

1979
Kolbjørn Skaare
University of Oslo (Oslo, Sweden)

1978
Tony Hackens
Université catholique de Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium)

1977
Herbert A. Cahn
Münzen und Medaillen A.G. (Basel, Switzerland)

1976
Anne S. Robertson
Hunterian Museum, University of Glasgow (Glasgow, Scotland)

1975
Peter R. Franke
Saarland University (Saarbrücken, Germany)

1974
Martin J. Price
The British Museum (London, England)

1972
Paul Balog

1971
Jacqueline G. Lallemand
Bibliothèque royale de Belgique (Brussels, Belgium)

1970
J.P.C. Kent
The British Museum (London, England)

1969
Otto Mørkholm
National Museum of Denmark (Copenhagen, Denmark)

1968
Anne S. Robertson
Hunterian Museum, University of Glasgow (Glasgow, Scotland)

1967
R.A.G. Carson
The British Museum (London, England)

1966
Paul Naster
Université catholique de Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium)

1965
C.H.V. Sutherland
Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford (Oxford, England)

1964
Kolbjørn Skaare
University of Oslo (Oslo, Sweden)
and
Rudi Thomsen
University of Aarhus (Aarhus, Denmark)

1963
Hansjörg Bloesch
University of Zurich (Zurich, Switzerland) and Winterthur Münzkabinett (Winterthur, Switzerland)
and
Stuart E. Rigold
Ministry of Public Building and Works (London, England)

1962
Otto Mørkholm
National Museum of Denmark (Copenhagen, Denmark)
and
H. Enno van Gelder
Royal Coin Cabinet (The Hague, Netherlands)

1961
Peter Berghaus
Westfälische Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte and Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität (Münster, Germany)

1960
Patrick M. Bruun
University of Helsinki (Helsinki, Finland)
and
Jacques Yvon
Bibliothèque Nationale de France (Paris, France)

1959
Philip Grierson
University of Cambridge (Cambridge, England)
and
Rudi Thomsen
University of Aarhus (Aarhus, Denmark)

1958
Peter Berghaus
Westfälische Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte (Münster, Germany) and Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität (Münster, Germany)
and
Colin M. Kraay
Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford (Oxford, England)

1957
G.K. Jenkins
The British Museum (London, England)
and
C.H.V. Sutherland
Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford (Oxford, England)

1955
Andreas Alföldi
University of Basel (Basel, Switzerland)

1954
Philip Grierson
University of Cambridge (Cambridge, England)
and
Henri Seyrig
Institut Français d’Archéologie (Beirut, Lebanon)

1953
Philip Grierson
University of Cambridge (Cambridge, England)