Summer school: Byzantine Coins and Seals Summer Program

Dumbarton Oaks, Washington D.C., USA, 1-26 July 2019

Deadline: 18 February 2019

Coins and seals offer priceless insight into many aspects of the Byzantine world, including historical geography, prosopography, paleography, art history, theology, and economic, institutional, and administrative history. Dumbarton Oaks’ collections of twelve thousand coins and seventeen thousand lead seals form the finest, largest, and most comprehensive specialized assemblages in the world.

For nearly two decades, the Byzantine Coins and Seals Summer Program has provided students with access to these unparalleled collections. Dumbarton Oaks will offer the program again this summer, from July 1 to 26, 2019, under the direction of Dr. Alan Stahl (Princeton University) and Dr. Jonathan Shea (Dumbarton Oaks).

Applications from doctoral students in any area of Byzantine studies, junior faculty members teaching at least one course in Byzantine studies at a college or university, or junior curators with responsibility for Byzantine objects will be given highest priority. Other complete applications may be considered on a case-by-case basis if space is available.

Acceptance is contingent on verification of the applicant’s status as a doctoral student, junior faculty, or junior curator. Two years of college-level Classical Greek (or its equivalent) is required for participation in the program and reading knowledge of French and German is highly desirable.

For full details, see Dumbarton Oaks’ website.