The Heberden Coin Room offers a number of visiting fellowships and scholarships. All are by invitation only.
• Heberden Coin Room East European Fellowship
• Kraay Travel Scholarship
• New Europe Studentship (formerly East Europe Studentships) [Ended]
• Robinson Visiting Scholarship (Heberden Coin Room) in association with the Kraay Visitorship (Wolfson College, Oxford)
• Shamma Visiting Fellowship in Islamic Numismatics and Epigraphy (in association with St Cross College) [Ended]
Further details are given below:
Heberden Coin Room East European Fellowship
This scheme was initiated in 2018 and is generously funded by the Ronus Foundation. The aim is to bring one Fellow from Eastern Europe to Oxford for a month each year to undertake numismatic research under the aegis of the Heberden Coin Room, or to bring expertise to the Ashmolean's digitization programme. For the purposes of the scheme, Eastern Europe is defined as the European countries which were behind the Iron Curtain. The Heberden Coin Room has a number of research projects, as well as a major digitization programme, in connection with either of which such visiting fellowships can be very productive. Fellows are required to be at least of post doctoral or equivalent status. Wolfson College elects the recipient to Visiting Scholar status and may be able to make accommodation available. The aim is to maximize benefit to the Visiting Fellow, the Heberden Coin Room and the College.
2018 Dr habil Cristian Gazdac, Institute of Archaeology and Art History, Romanian Academy
2019 Prof. Aleksander Bursche, University of Warsaw
Kraay Travel Scholarship
This scheme was initiated from funds donated in memory of Colin Kraay, and is now generously funded by the Robinson Charitable Trust. The Scholarship is intended for productive scholars of post doctoral status or equivalent standing, and is normally held for a month in the summer. The Coin Room makes a grant towards expenses. Wolfson College elects the recipient to Visiting Scholar status and may be able to make accommodation available.
1983 T. Noonan
1983 L. Travaini
1988 S. Kremydi
1989 A. Saccocci
1991 D. Wigg
1992 F. de Callataÿ
1993 M. Schönhammer
1994 S. Gulbekk
1995 H. Ingvaldsen
1996 M. Peter
1996 R. Kool
1997 K. Butcher
1999 Dr Ulrike Peter
2000 Haim Gitler
2002 Dr Bernhard Weisser
2003 Maria Beatriz Borba Florenzano
2004 Mr Amiteshwar Jha
2005 No Kraay Travel Scholar
2006 Koray Konuk, CNRS
2006 Liv Yarrow, City University New York
2006 Jerome Mairat, Numismatist and Financial Mathematician
2007 Dorota Malarcyzk, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland
2008 Amelia Dowler British Museum
2009 No Kraay Travel Scholar
2010 Dr. Christine Fröhlich, Bordeaux
2011 Dr. Klaus Vondrovec, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
2012 No Kraay Travel Scholar
2013 Dr. Panagiotis P. Iossif, Belgian School of Archaeology at Athens
2014 Dr Kirill Myzgin, V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University
2014 Dr Antony Hostein, University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
2015 Dr Ellen Raven, Leiden University
2016 No Kraay Travel Scholar
2017 Dr Jack Nurpetlian, American University of Beirut
2018 Mr Amol Bankar, Pune, India
2019 Dr Benjamin Hellings, Yale University Art Gallery
New Europe Studentships (formerly East Europe Studentships) [Ended]
It was a generous initiative by Mr. Carl Subak and Mr. Jon Subak of Chicago, in which they were quickly joined by Mr. Ed Milas and Mr. Harlan Berk, to create a scheme of visiting studentships for numismatists from the countries in eastern Europe to which democracy returned through the events of 1989 and 1990. The studentships enable younger museum curators and numismatists working in archaeological and other such institutions to spend a period of 4 - 6 weeks in the summer at the Heberden Coin Room. The scheme is supported by Wolfson College, Oxford, which offers accommodation and meals to two students each year. It has also received generous financial support from the International Association of Professional Numismatists.
For some of the students, it was their first visit to the West. Others were more experienced travellers. For all of them, access to a world-class numismatic and archaeological library was like entering Aladdin's Cave, after their normal experience in institutions which for many years have been starved of hard currency, and unable to buy many books. Contacts with numismatic colleagues have been strengthened, through discussions and through a shared daily life in the Ashmolean Museum. Visits to the British Museum and to the Fitzwilliam Museum have been facilitated. Above all, the students have enjoyed the opportunity of living in the academic community of an Oxford graduate college for a few weeks. And the benefits have been mutual, as the staff of the Coin Room have made new friends and have deepened their understanding of eastern Europe.
1991 Ms. Maja Bonačić Mandinić, Arheološki Muzej, Split, Jugoslavia (now Croatia).
1991 Ms. Melinda Torbagyi, Magyar Nemzeti Múzeum, Budapest, Hungary.
1991 Tomasz Polański, Institute of Hellenic Studies, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland (jointly with Hertford College).
1992 Ernest Oberländer-Târnoveanu, Museum of National History, Bucarest, Romania.
1992 Dr. Ján Hunka, Institute of Archaeology, Slovakian Academy of Sciences, Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia).
1993 Dr. Ivan Iordanov, Arheologicheski Institut i Muzei, Shumen, Bulgaria.
1993 Dr. Dimitar Draganov, Museum of History, Jambol, Bulgaria.
1994 Dr. Shpresa Gjongecaj-Vangjeli, Archaeological Institute, Tirana, Albania.
1994 Dr. Vlastimil Novák, Náprstkovo Muzeum, Prague, Czech Republic.
1994 Ms. Katerina Hristovska, Central European University, and Prilep, Republic of Macedonia.
1995 Dr. Kamen Dimitrov, Institute of Thracology, Sofia, Bulgaria.
1996 Ernest Oberländer-Târnoveanu, Museum of National History, Bucarest, Romania.
1996 Dr. Kamen Dimitrov, Institute of Thracology, Sofia, Bulgaria.
1997 Adrian Popescu, Institute of Archeology “Vasile Pârvan”, Bucharest, Romania.
1997 Dr. Alexander Bursche, Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw, Poland.
1997 Dr. Kamen Dimitrov, Institute of Thracology, Sofia, Bulgaria.
1998 Christian Gazdac, National History Museum of Transylvania, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
1999 Dr. Sergei Kovalenko, Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow.
2000 Dr. Mariusz Mielczarek, Nicholas Copernicus University Institute of Archaeology and
Ethnology, Torun, Poland.
2000 Eugeni Paunov, The National Museum of History, Sofia, Bulgaria.
2001 Dr. Natalia Smirnova, Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow
2001 Dr. Borys Paszkiewicz, Curie-Sk»odowska University, Lublin,
2002 Delia Moisil, National Museum of History Bucharest, Romania
2002 Jan Bodzek National Museum, Cracow, Poland
2003 Anahit Mousheghian, National Academy of Sciences, Yerevan, Armenia
2003 Anna Vikhrova, Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, Russia
2004 Robert Pieñkowski, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
Robinson Visiting Scholarship (Heberden Coin Room) in association with the Kraay Visitorship (Wolfson College, Oxford)
In October 1976 Colin Kraay, who was then the Keeper of the Heberden Coin Room, wrote to the Robinson Charitable Trust with a suggestion for a new initiative, ‘...it would be very useful to many numismatists if they were given the chance from time to time to get away from their places of work to come for short periods to the Ashmolean, where they would be in touch with a group of people doing the same kind of work... I wonder whether it might seem attractive to establish something which might be called a Robinson Travelling Scholarship or something similar, and which could possibly be combined with visiting status at my college, Wolfson.’ This idea was received generously by the Trustees, and in due course Dr. Kraay made a formal approach to Wolfson College, which gave its blessing and kindly agreed to provide parallel financial support. The scholarship is named after Sir Edward (Stanley) Robinson, one of the most eminent of Greek numismatists, who was Honorary Keeper of the Coin Room.
There began a sequence of visits which has brought to the Heberden Coin Room and to Wolfson College a series of eminent numismatists from many countries. They have been given the opportunity to pursue their studies in congenial surroundings, and with all the facilities of an excellent library, freed from the distractions of the day-to-day routine in their own museum or university. They have all enjoyed their stay in Oxford, and the benefits have been mutual, for the staff of the Heberden Coin Room have enjoyed welcoming them, getting to know them better, and discussing numismatic problems with them.
After the death of Colin Kraay, Wolfson College took the opportunity to name the annual award in his memory. Since then the Visiting Scholar has had the title, in College, of ‘the Kraay Visitor’.
A name is proposed to the College each year by the Keeper of the Coin Room. The College prefers that the candidate should be of professorial or equivalent status. The usual tenure of the award is a month. The recipient is provided with a room in College during the Summer (subject to availability), and he or she is made a member of Common Room, with entitlement to eat meals in Hall, and to share in the facilities of the College generally.
1977 Prof. Giovanni Gorini, Museo Civico, Padua
1978 Dr. Iannis Touratsoglou, Numismatic Museum, Athens
1979 Dr. Hans-Dietrich Schultz, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
1980 Dr. Donal Bateson, Hunterian Museum, Glasgow
1981 Dr. Jarmila Štepková, Naprstek Museum, Prague
1982 Mr. Tuukka Talvio, National Coin Collection, Helsinki
1983 Professor Candace Carter, New York University
1984 Mr. Jørgen Steen Jensen, National Museum, Copenhagen
1986 Dr. Michel Amandry, Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris
1988 Prof. Pere Pau Ripollès, University of València
1988 Prof. Salvatore Garraffo, University of Catania
1989 Prof. Alberto Canto, Autonomous University of Madrid
1990 M. Michel Dhénin, Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris
1991 Dr. Hans-Dietrich Schultz, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
1991 Dr. Sabine Schultz, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
1992 Dr. William E. Metcalf, American Numismatic Society
1993 Prof. Dr. Hans-Markus von Kaenel, Goethe University, Frankfurt-am-Main
1994 Dr. Alan Stahl, American Numismatic Society
1995 Prof. Dr. Andreas Furtwängler, Martin Luther University, Halle-Wittenberg
1996 Dr. Peter Ilisch, Westfälisches Landesmuseum, Münster
1997 Professor Keith Rutter, University of Edinburgh
1999 Professor Herbert Cahn
2001 Dr. Peter Kos, National Museum Llubljana
2002 Dr Ulla Westermark, Kungl Myntkabinettet, Stockholm
2003 Professor Christof Boehringer, Archaeological Institute Göttingen University
2004 Dr Carmen Arnold-Biucchi, Harvard Univesity Art Museums
2005 Professor Michel Amandry, Bibliothèque Nationale de France
2005 Professor Ian Carradice, St Andrews University
2006 No scholar
2007 Joe Cribb, British Museum
2008 Professor Keith Rutter, University of Edinburgh
2009 Professor François de Callataÿ, Royal Library of Belgium
2010 Dr. Sanjay Garg, National Archives of India
2011 Dr. Francois Thierry, Cabinet des Médailles, Bibliothèque Nationale de France
2012 Dr. Andrew Meadows and Prof. William E. Metcalf
2013 Dr Sophia Kremydi, Institute of Greek and Roman Antiquity of the National Hellenic
2014 Professor Kenneth Sheedy, Australian Centre for Ancient Numismatic Studies,
2015 Dr Haim Gitler, Israel Museum
2016 Professor Bernhard Weisser, Münzkabinett der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin
2017 Dr Frédérique Duyrat, Bibliothèque nationale de France
2018 Dr Thomas Faucher, IRAMAT-CEB (CNRS, UMR 5060), Orleans
2019 PD Mag. Dr. Bernhard Woytek, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften
Shamma Visiting Fellowship in Islamic Numismatics and Epigraphy [Ended]
In association with St Cross College
Recipients hold a visiting fellowship at St Cross College. They work closely with Dr Luke Treadwell, the curator of Islamic coins, and in many cases have contributed to the publication of the collection in the Sylloge of Islamic coins in the Ashmolean Museum series.
1993 Dr Lutz Ilisch, Tübingen University
1994 Dr Michael Bates, American Numismatic Society
1995 Professor Jere Bacharach, University of Washington
1996 Steve Album, California
1997 Rika Gyselen, CNRS
1998 Dr Gert Rispling, Numismatic Institute, Stockholm
2000 Dr Boris Kochnev, Archaeological Institute Samarquand
2000 Aleksander Nymark, Hofstra University
2001 Dr. Doug Nicol
2001 Steve Album, California.
2005 Aleksander Nymark, Hofstra University
2006 – 2012 Dr. Doug Nicol
2010 Vladimir Nastich
2011 – 2013 Dr Lutz Ilisch
2013 Dr Sayed Haider