Dear colleagues,

The Faculty of History at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, the National Archaeological Institute with Museum at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, the Regional History Museum Sofia, and Fibank have the pleasure to invite you to the international conference

Bulgarian Numismatic Readings:
History and Society in Numismatic Perspectives

The aim of the conference is to set the beginning of regular meetings where Bulgarian and international specialists in the field of numismatics, history, archaeology, art history, anthropology, etc. will present their observations on coin minting and circulation, economy, trade, finances, etc. as a contribution to the picture of the past of Southeastern Europe from Antiquity to the Ottoman period (6th century BC – 19th century).

The conference will be held on 9th-11th October 2020, and will be hosted by Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. On 9th October the program plans for arrival and registration of the participants, followed by the key speakers’ lectures in the Aula of Sofia University and a reception in the evening. Within the following two working days various topics will be discussed, focused on coins as a source for the history of the local societies from Antiquity, the Middle ages, and the Ottoman period, as well as the cultural function of coins in the everyday life of the traditional societies (as symbolic hoard, a gift, apotropaic object, etc.).

The deadline for submitting an application is 31st May 2020.

The official conference languages are English, German, French, and Bulgarian (with slideshow in one of the three international languages). When submitting the application, the authors should send also an abstract in English, German, or French of ca. 200 words/1500 characters (with spaces).

Papers should not exceed 15 min. Posters should be of A1 size (594 x 841 mm). Authors are responsible for the copyrights of the presented images and printing of the posters.

No fee is required for participating in the conference.

For submitting the application please fill in the form at the following link:

Information for travel and accommodation possibilities will be provided in due course.

In case further information is needed please contact us at the conference email: