January 17th, 2013

Wanted: Papers on World’s Fairs

Submissions due to the ANA by April 5, 2013.

The American Numismatic Association is accepting papers on “Numismatics in its Relationship to World’s Fairs and Expositions” from authors and researchers who would like to be a part of the Maynard Sundman Littleton Coin Company Lecture Series.

Selected authors will be asked to deliver presentations in the Aug. 14 symposium at the ANA World’s Fair of MoneySM in Chicago. This year marks the 120th anniversary of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition and the 70th anniversary of the Century of Progress International Exposition, both held in Chicago.

Selected presenters will receive a $250 honorarium. Submissions, which are due April 5, should consist of a lecture summary that is 500 words or less. Each summary should contain an introduction, a brief discussion of the subject, sources and research method.

Priority is given to papers that emphasize areas of new research and scholarship.

Submit applications by mail to: Susan McMillan, Education Project Manager, American Numismatic Association, 818 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903; or by email to mcmillan@money.org. Electronic submissions are preferred but not required.

A panel will review submissions and choose talks based on originality, persuasiveness and relevance to the symposium topic.  Presenters will be notified by April 26, 2013.

Proceedings from the symposium will be published on the American Numismatic Association website (www.money.org). Presenters must provide an electronic copy and printout of their papers prior to the symposium.

For more information, contact McMillan at 719-482-9850 or mcmillan@money.org.

Symposium admission is free and open to all attendees of the ANA World’s Fair of Money.  For more information on the World’s Fair of Money, go to www.worldsfairofmoney.com/Sundman.


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