Call for Papers: Tokens, Value and Identity

The Token Communities in the Ancient Mediterranean research project team at the University of Warwick (sponsored by the European Research Council) invites submission of abstracts for the upcoming workshop Tokens, Value and Identity.

This two-day workshop at the British School at Rome (18-19 October 2018) aims to better define the multiple roles played by tokens in antiquity and the medieval period. More specifically, the workshop seeks to improve our understanding of the relationship between tokens, value and identity by highlighting the frequently unnoticed work performed by these everyday objects. The continued use of tokens in multiple societies across time (persisting even today in the digital age) suggests that the role played by these artefacts is fundamental to human society.

For further details please visit the project website: