Uppsala University Coin Cabinet


The lecture series "MoneyTalksᵘᵖᵖˢᵃˡᵃ" gathers eminent scholars who present current research on topics relating to numismatics, monetary and financial history.

Come on come on, listen to the Moneytalk
(AC/DC, Moneytalks, 1990)

The lectures are open to the public, and entry is free.

  • Peter Spufford (University of Cambridge): The financial centres of Europe, from Venice and Bruges in the 13th century to the day after tomorrow (24 September 2016, 2-4pm, Museum Gustavianum, auditorium)

Previous lectures in this series:

  1. Carmen Arnold-Biucchi, Harvard University: 'Coins of the Signing Engravers in Fifth Century Sicily' (2 October 2012, 3pm-5pm, University Main Buidling, lecture room XI)
  2. Gabriel Zeilinger, University of Kiel: 'Kristofer av Bayern, kung av Sverige, Norge och Danmark (1440-1448)' (19 March 2014, 1pm-3pm, University Main Building, lecture room IV)
  3. Claudia Rapp, University of Vienna: 'Banking on the Saints and other Examples of Economic Thought in Late Ancient Christianity' (23 October 2014, 6pm-8pm, University Main Building, lecture room IV)
  4. Clare Rowan, University of Warwick: 'Ambiguity, iconology, entangled objects. Finding Rome on Republican Provincial Coinage' (9 April 2015, 4pm-6pm, University Main Building, lecture room IV)
  5. 'Pennies, places, and Power. Displays of Power and Authority in Premodern and Early Modern times' (SALT and HDR Conference, 29 april 2015, for registration and programme, see SALT). Featuring presentations by Rory Naismith, University of Cambridge ('Spending Power. Money and Power Relations in Early Medieval Europe'), Hendrik Mäkeler, Uppsala University ('Coin Production as a Lifestyle'), and Ylva Haidenthaller, Uppsala University ('Producing the Pole Star – Early Modern Swedish Medals')
  6. Peter Franz Mittag, University of Cologne: 'Roman medallions. Occasions, recipients, developments' (7 May 2015, 4-6pm, Uppsala University Coin Cabinet)
  7. Louise Liu (The Economist Intelligence Unit, Beijing): China and the World – Pursuit of Rebalance (2 October 2015, 8-9.15am, University Main Building, Lecture Hall IX)
  8. Cécile Morrisson (Director of Research Emerita at Centre national de la recherche scientifique, Paris, and Advisor for Byzantine Numismatics at Dumbarton Oaks, Washington D.C.): Physics, economics and Byzantine monetary history (15 October 2015, 5-7pm, University Main Building, Lecture Hall IV)
  9. Alan Stahl (Princeton University): All that glitters… Silver in early medieval coinage (3 November 2015, 4-6pm, Museum Gustavianum, auditorium)
  10. Lars Heikensten (Nobel Foundation): Finanskrisen – Lärdomar för den ekonomiska politiken (18 May 2016, 6-8pm, Museum Gustavianum, auditorium)