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Methodological Seminar

The “Methodological seminar” is part of the activities foreseen in “Working Package 1. Methodological Debate”. It aims at setting the scene for the discussion on the methodological apparatus in ancient history, archaeology, numismatics, epigraphy, with respect to the application of scientific methods and digital technologies. Studying the history of the disciplines is also an essential part of the seminar’s topics. Lecturers in the meetings are the team members and scholars with a personal invitation. Moderators of the discussions are Prof. Dr. Dr.Sc. Dilyana Boteva, and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Julia Tzvetkova.


  • 3 May 2022, “Methodological debate: Methodology of Numismatics” (Programme)
    • Acad. Prof. François de Callataÿ, d.h.c. (The Royal Library of Belgium / Université Libre de Bruxelles / École Pratique des Hautes Études (Paris),
      Quantification of ancient coin issues: how to Proceed and for which historical benefits
    • Dr. Ulrike Peter, Griechisches Münzwerk / Corpus Nummorum, Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften,
      Coin images – Iconographic thesaurus – Semantic web
    • PD Dr.habil. Vladimir F. Stolba, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Münzkabinett / Corpus Nummorum, Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften / ACCSN,
      “Coin forgeries”
  • 27 May 2022, Assist. Prof. Dr. Nicloay Sharankov (Sofia University “St Kliment Ohridski”),
    Epigraphy: Before and Now
  • 25 November 2022, Dr. Franziska van Buren (KU Leuven, ERC project “Not Another History of Platonism”)
    Aristotle: A Reporter and Interpreter of the Orphic Tradition?
  • 27 January 2023, Assoc. Prof. Adéla Sobotkova (Aarhus University, History and Classical Studies)
    From Regional Settlement Patterns in Thrace to the Social Dynamics of the Ancient Mediterranean: Collecting FAIR data, building digital tools and quantitative explorations of ancient history