Conferences 2017

Israel Science Foundation

Call for papers

Money on the Margins: Conference on Ancient Black Sea Trade

18-22 June 2017

When coinage was invented, the city-states of ancient Greece adopted it swiftly and enthusiastically; by the late classical period coins were the universal medium for both internal and external trade. Non-Greeks adopted coinage more hesitantly if at all; but the Greeks continued to trade with their neighbors. The Greeks wrote little about the mechanisms of this trade: did the locals have special “trading posts”? Currencies that were used specially for trading with Greeks? Did Greek traders travel to the non-Greeks or the other way around? Did long-term relationships lead to the adoption of coinage by the non-Greeks? Many such questions can be asked.

Keynote speakers: Alain Bresson, François de Callataÿ, and Sergei Monachov.

Papers of 20 minutes duration are invited. Abstracts of up to 300 words should be submitted by January 15, 2017 to

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