Congresses and Meetings

Second International Congress on the Anatolian Monetary History and Numismatics, 5-8 January 2017, Antalya

The Suna & İnan Kıraç Research Institute on Mediterranean Civilizations founded in 1996 under the Vehbi Koç Foundation continues to function as a research centre of the Koç University as of 1 January 2016. Our centre previously organized the “First International Congress on the Anatolian Monetary History and Numismatics” on 25-28 February 2013, and its proceedings have been published.

The second congress, to be held on 5-8 January 2017 in Antalya, will cover a wider geographical area. It aims to bring together specialists and scholars who study the monetary history and numismatics of the Mediterranean so that the results of their original research studies can be shared, thus contributing to the field. The scope of the papers covers the origins of the concept of money, the monetary and economic history of the Mediterranean region and the coins minted or circulated across this landscape starting from the invention of coinage to the end of the Byzantine era.

This select congress featuring experts in the field is also open to those in the general public interested in the subject.

For more information and a full program visit the website

Engin Akyürek, Director and Oğuz Tekin
Chair of Congress Organisational Board