51st International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 12-15, 2016, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo

Aleksander Bursche delivered a paper “Roots of Germanic Coinage” (together with David Wigg-Wolf) at the session “The Archaeology of Medieval Europe I: Non-monetary Uses of Coins” organised by Florin Curta, University of Florida and chaired by Alan M. Stahl, Princeton University. There followed a long discussion focussing on the function of early barbarian imitations and the aims of the IMAGMA project.

Princeton University hosts the “FLAME” project (http://coinage.princeton.edu/), which has close thematic connections with IMAGMA. As a result the two projects will exchange data and investigate channels of cooperation.

The Congress has been organised for more than half a century by The Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University. Allmost 2500 scholars participated in 2016, making it one of the most important world events in the humanities. The IMAGMA-project will be proposing two sessions for the next Congress (May 11-14, 2017).