[NUMiD] Minting History - Preserving Values

Project description

In the joint project "[NUMiD] Shaping History / Preserving Values", the universities in Düsseldorf, Erfurt and Frankfurt/M., supported by the Numismatic Collection of the National Museums in Berlin and in close cooperation with 25 university coin collections from all over Germany, are implementing a joint research, teaching and exploitation concept in the field of collection-based numismatics. The network forms a cluster of globally unique, innovative basic and cutting-edge research. The project asks in three ways how coins shape history and preserve values: first, the question relates to the ways in which coins of Greco-Roman antiquity have shaped history and preserved values in their dual function as money and medium of communication; second, to how university collections have been able to shape history and preserve values' across their modern collecting history on and with their numismatic holdings in research, teaching, and outreach; And thirdly, it takes a look at the current challenges of shaping history and preserving values today and in the future with trend-setting models of database-supported basic documentation, innovative teaching and targeted public relations work.

Contact person

Holder of the professorship Wissenskulturen der Europäischen Neuzeit
(Faculty of Philosophy)




01.01.2018 - 31.03.2020