Call for Paper: Explain How Money Helped Building National Identity

How have coinage or paper currency been used to create or modify national identity in history? That is the topic of the Sundman Lecture Symposium at the 2023 ANA’s World’s Fair of Money. Any ideas? Submit your summary!

The Sundman Lecture Symposium at the 2023 ANA’s World’s Fair of Money will focus on how coinage, paper currency, medals and tokens have been used to create, record and/or modify national identity. Photo: 12222786 via Pixabay.

The Sundman Lecture Symposium at the 2023 ANA’s World’s Fair of Money will focus on how coinage, paper currency, medals and tokens have been used to create, record and/or modify national identity. Photo: 12222786 via Pixabay.

Submissions are being accepted for the Sundman Lecture Symposium, taking place during the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) Pittsburgh World’s Fair of Money, August 8-12, 2023. The theme this year is “The Numismatics of Nation Building; Money, Medals, Tokens and National Identity,” which focuses on how coinage, paper currency, medals and tokens have been used to create, record and/or modify national identity since the ancient Greek used their money to announce the creation of new states.

Presenters should focus on how numismatic objects record the ideals, events and art of a nation which form national identity and illustrate the evolution of that identity over time. The Symposium will be held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center on Wednesday, August 9, 2023, 10 am to 4:15 pm.

To become a speaker, submit a summary of your lecture proposal, not to exceed 500 words. The summary should contain an introduction, a brief discussion of the subject, and sources and research method. Electronic submissions are preferred, but not required. Submissions should be sent to Douglas Mudd via email.

The deadline for submission is June 2. Presenters will be notified if they have been selected by June 16. Lectures from the Symposium will be published on the ANA’s website and selected presenters will receive a $250 honorarium.

The World’s Fair of Money is an annual convention hosted by the American Numismatic Association (ANA) that features educational seminars, lectures, and presentations from noted numismatists; hundreds of dealers to give coin appraisals, buy, and sell inventory; rare treasures on display, auctions and more.