The Association`s fifth biennial conference, NAAC2013, will be held in Brisbane on the weekend of 9-10 November. This will be our first such conference to be held outside Sydney, as part of the diversifying of these activities. There is an NAA Organizing Committee (Walter Bloom, Peter Lane and Colin Pitchfork), and a Local Organizing Committee (Bernie Begley, Stephen Appleton, John Cook and George Snelgrove); in each case the first named person is the Chair.
Details will be posted as they come available, but do please note the dates and also the venue (The Irish Club, 175 Elizabeth St, Brisbane). The talks will be held on the Saturday and Sunday, with a conference dinner on the Saturday evening. An informal get-together will be held on the Friday night for early arrivals.
The Brisbane Coin fair will be held on the previous Sunday (3 November), so do factor this in when making your travel arrangements.
Plenary Speakers: Walter Bloom, George Dean, Peter Lewis, Gary Weston-Webb, Session Speakers: Hugh Armstrong, Phil Benjamin, Darren Burgess, Mike Carter, Gil Davis, Tony James, Lyn Kidson, Roger McNeice OAM, John Melville-Jones, Barrie Newman, John Pearn, Colin Pitchfork, David Rampling, Tim Roberts.
Registration for the conference will be NAA members $60 and non-members $65, which will include lunches together with morning and afternoon teas on both days of the conference.
While not recommending particular hotels, of which there are many in the Brisbane CBD, many of the conference participants are staying at the Rendezvous Hotel on ANZAC Square. There is a very good Advance Payment option, and better still for three nights or more. The hotel is opposite Central Railway Station (hence easily accessible from the airport) and a few minutes' walk from the Irish Club.
The Association`s fourth biennial conference, NAAC2011, was held at the Australian Centre for Ancient Numismatic Studies, Macquarie University, 25 - 27 November 2011. The format was similar to previous NAA conferences, with the opening by Dr Ken Sheedy (ACANS) and a book launch on the Friday evening, the Saturday sessions devoted to ancients and the Sunday sessions covering all other numismatic topics. There was also be a conference dinner on the Saturday evening, at the Ranch Bistro in Herring Rd (cnr. Epping Road) just across the road from Macquarie University.
Saturday speakers: Gil Davis (ACANS), Miriam Gillett (ACANS), Walter Holt (NSW), Richard Hurley (NSW), Professor John Melville-Jones (WA), Colin Pitchfork (NSW), John Voukelatos (Vic) and Dr Nicholas Wright (ACANS).
Sunday speakers: Professor Walter Bloom (WA), Peter Lane (SA), Michael Meszaros (Vic), Professor John Pearn (UQld), Dr David Rampling (SA), Associate Professor Mark Stocker (NZ), John Wade (NSW) and Helen Walpole (Vic).
The Association`s third biennial conference, NAAC2009, was held at the Australian Centre for Ancient Numismatic Studies, Macquarie University, 27 - 29 November 2009. The format was similar to previous NAA conferences, with talks commencing the Friday evening and then going throughout the weekend. The Saturday sessions were devoted to ancients.
This conference featured a special event, a round-table discussion on the Friday night. The discussion focused on current US government legislation that makes it illegal to import certain coins from Cyprus and China. This may have future implications for many coin dealers and collectors in Australia, especially if the Australian government follows a similar path. For details of the Cyprus agreement see USA/Cyprus agreement and USA/Cyprus Federal Register, and for the China agreement see USA/China agreement and USA/China Federal Register
The NAA held conducted tours for NAAC2009 Registrants of 'The Mint' in Macquarie Street, Sydney, hosted by the Supervising Curator, Robert Griffin, on Thursday 26th November and the morning of Friday, 27th November.
Rebecca Nason, A little piece of my heart: examination of the Convict Love Token collection at the National Museum of Australia
Clare Rowan, Slipping out of circulation: The afterlife of coins in the Roman world
Associate Professor Mark Stocker, Completing the change: New Zealand coinage designs 1935-1940
Peter Symes, Bank post bills and post notes
Bernie Begley, The rise and fall of the fob medal, 1830 to 1940
Cassandra Bennett, The Affair of the Coins: iconography in the coinage of the Abd al-Malik
Professor Walter Bloom, The Australia proof 1930 penny
Gil Davis, Can metallurgical analysis provide provenance?
Rev. Peter Dunstan, Biblical numismatics
Mark Hebblewhite, C.Julius Verus Maximinus: myth, military and class ('The coinage of Rome's first soldier emperor')
Lauren Horne, A failed issue: Mark Antony's fleet coinage
Dr. Peter Lewis, Did celators copy statues?
Christopher Malone, Heroic violence and militarism on late Roman coinage
Christopher Matthew, For valour: the recognition of individual military units on Hellenistic coinage
Professor John Melville-Jones, A reverse type of P. Sepullius Macer: desultor or Castor?
Barrie Newman, Commemorative coins for the Millennium 2000
Professor John Pearn, Australia's first bank robbery
Colin Pitchfork* and Professor Walter Bloom, The 1921 hoards and what they tell us about the circulation of coinage in Australia
Dr. David Rampling, The cut pence of medieval Scotland
Mick Vort-Ronald, The disappearance of Australian high-value banknotes
Nicholas L Wright, Tarkondimotid responses to Roman domestic politics: from Antony to Actium
The Association`s second biennial conference, NAAC2007, was held at the Australian Centre for Ancient Numismatic Studies, Macquarie University, 23 - 25 November 2007, immediately following the Noble Numismatics Sale.
The plenary speakers were
Dr Ken Sheedy, Opening plenary session, In the shadow of empires; the coins and portraits of Alexander and his successors
George Dean, Australian value-stated, service and amusement tokens and check pieces
Dr Richard Doty, The industrialization of money: crises, responses, success and failure
Charles Farthing, The demise of the Stuart dynasty through a sequence of contemporary medals
Dr Peter Lewis, Coins and early Christian history
Dr Stephen Mulligan, Coinage of the Libyan Revolt
Dr Hugh Preston, Images in the Roman World
Associate Professor Mark Stocker, The Empire strikes back: the coinage, medal and stamp designs of Bertram Mackennal
The session speakers were
Ron Bolden, The confessions of a coin cleaner
Dr Paul Donnelly, The 1879 Sydney International Exhibition collection in the Powerhouse Museum
Lauren Horne, The provincial coinage of Mark Antony
Professor John Melville-Jones, `A common Hellenic coinage´
Del Parker, The design of Irish coins
Professor John Pearn, The `wreath laureate´, a universal theme in numismatics
Robert Tonner, The Portcullis coinage of Elizabeth I for use in the East Indies
Fiona Tweedie, The Coinage of the Italia during the Social War
Nicholas Wright, Gods at the crossroads: non-Greek religious iconography on the coins of the Hellenistic Levant
Dr Nicholas Hardwick, Honorary Associate in the Department of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Sydney, conducted a viewing of ancient coins at the Nicholson Museum for NAAC2007 registrants, on Wednesday 21 November 2007 from 2.00-4.30pm.
The inaugural NAA conference was held 25 - 27 November 2005 at the Powerhouse Museum and the Australian Centre for Ancient Numismatic Studies at Macquarie University. Registrants were treated to a tour of selected parts of the Powerhouse Museum numismatic collection followed by twenty-three talks.
Dr Richard G Doty, A new voice in numismatics: the story of ICOMON.
Dr Paul Holland, Australian pre-decimal bronze coinage.
Professor John Melville-Jones, Why did the Ancient Greeks strike coins?
Professor Barrie Reynolds, Ethnographic currency: Exotic and unconventional forms of money.
John Sharples, The Australasian token project.
Professor Walter R Bloom and Richenda Prall, The Correio da Azia and its coins.
Les Carlisle, Royal Agricultural Society of New South Wales: Heritage centre and archival collection.
Andrew Crellin, What is a proclamation coin? Governor King's proclamation of November 17, 1800.
Paul Donnelly, Recording industry.
Peter Edwell, Asceticism and numismatics: Simeon Stylites and early Byzantine coinage.
Alan Flint, The recent development of banknotes in Australia; old to new age thinking.
Walter Holt, Usurping a usurper: The Poemenius revolt at Trier.
Peter Lane, For natives of new-found lands: The exploration medal.
Roger McNeice OAM, Colonial numismatics of Tasmania.
Alan McRae, From beneath the waves.
David Mee, Edward, the Black Prince.
Dr Ted Nixon, The coins from Jebel Khalid, a Hellenistic city in Syria.
Dr Richard O'Hair, Hunt for evidence of Henry VIII farthings in the early numismatic literature.
Professor John Pearn, Australian, medical medals.
Colin Pitchfork, The autonomous Cistophoric coinage of Asia Minor - new finds and chronology.
Clare Rowan, The procession of the God Elagabalus and the problem of the 'Parasols'.
Dr Ken Sheedy, Portraiture and the Persians.
David Worland, Eyelashes, trunks and horns: A numismatic journey with Alex.