On Wednesday, April 1, at 7:30 p.m., Andrew Meadows, professor of ancient history and a tutorial fellow at New College at the University of Oxford, will be giving a talk in the Lean Lecture Room of Wishart Hall. The talk is entitled “Manifest Gods: the Great Transformation in Hellenistic Coinage” and will cover shifts that occurred during the second century BC with respect to the production of Greek coins.
Meadows received a Master of Arts in Classical Philology from the University of Michigan. He later received his Doctorate of Philosophy in Ancient History at Trinity College, the University of Oxford.
Meadows was the Curator of Greek Coins at the British Museum from 1995-2007. He took up the position of the Margaret Thompson Curator of Greek Coins at the American Numismatic Society, a research museum originally established in 1858 devoted to the “creation and maintenance of the preeminent national institution advancing the study and public appreciation of coins, currency, medals, orders and decorations and related objects of all cultures as historical and artistic documents and artifacts,” according to numismatics.org. Meadows was also deputy director from 2008-2014.
Meadows is currently editor of the American Journal of Numismatics, international director of the Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum Project, and co-director of the Online Coins of the Roman Empire project.
Meadows is responsible for writing over 100 books and articles.