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Prof. Suzanne Frey-Kupper

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Exchange Students Officer & Taught MA Coordinator 2015/16
On research leave summer 2016

Tel: ext. 22069
Email: S dot Frey-Kupper at warwick dot ac dot uk
Personal website: www.frey-kupper.net

H2.33, Humanities Building, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL

About

After studying Classical Archaeology, Prehistory, Christian Archaeology and Arts at the University of Zurich, Suzanne Frey-Kupper earned in 2007 a PhD in Ancient History at the University of Lausanne and joined Warwick in 2011/2012. The topics of her studies and projects are guided by a diachronical and supra-regional approach with the aim to understand the roots of the Western culture. The collaboration with teams of various excavations, especially Monte Iato in Western Sicily, gave her the opportunity to focus on numismatics.

Research interests

Suzanne Frey-Kupper works on Greek, Punic and Roman coinage, and the Western Mediterranean. She is interested in coins from archaeological contexts and as part of ancient material culture testifying to historical processes, technical and artistic skills, social and economic phenomena, and religious beliefs. With Keith Rutter and John Morcom she prepares the volume Sicily and the Adjacent Islands of Historia Numorum which is the standard reference catalogue of Ancient Greek coins. She has published the coin finds from many major archaeological sites, such as Rome, Lilybaion, Iaitas, Entella, Malta (sanctuary of Tas-Silġ), Cossyra and Carthage, and has been entrusted with the study of further coin series (Rome, the late Roman destruction layer of the Basilica Aemilia on the Forum Romanum; Selinunte, acropolis with the area of temples B and C; Gozo, Għar ix-xiħ ; Carthage, Bir Messaouda and Rue Ibn Chabâat; Aventicum in Switzerland, sanctuaries).

Teaching

Undergraduate:

Postgraduate:

PhD supervision

  • The Transition of Sicily from the Late Republic to Early Empire (James M. Currie, from 2014/15)
    (jointly with Alison E. Cooley)
  • Coins of the Republican period (late third to late first century BC) circulating in Central Italy and the coin sample from the ’sottosuolo urbano’ of Rome kept in the Medagliere Capitolino (Marta Barbato, from 2013; Wolfson Grant funded)

MA supervision

  • In what ways did official medals instituted by Benito Mussolini as Prime Minister of Italy adopt iconographies of the Roman World? (Giles Penman, 2016/17)
  • The Glorious Death:Extraordinary and Ordinary Commemoration of Fallen Warriors Between Augustus and Trajan (Miles Pearce, 2015/16)
  • The Aurelian Wall of Rome and its impact on the city in late antiquity (Mark Griffiths, 2015/16)
  • Third Century Bronze Coinage: What can a Study of Base Metal Coin Finds from AD 193-275 reveal about the Coin Circulation and Monetary Economy of Roman Britain? (Domenic Chorney, 2014/15)
  • Early Christian artefacts in major British collections (Taught MA in Ancient Visual and Material Culture (Myriam Hay, 2013/14)

Research degrees examined

  • Early Christian Apologetics and 20th Century Cinema (Taught MA in Ancient Visual and Material Culture, Warwick, 2016) Simon Collier
  • Magic and Mysteries: A Study of Ancient Magic and Mysticism in the French Symbolist Movement of the 19th century (Taught MA in Ancient Visual and Material Culture, Warwick, 2016) Alexandra Widdowson
  • Narrative in Early Christian Art: The Case of Jonah (Taught MA in Ancient Visual and Material Culture, Warwick, 2015) Claire Heywood
  • A denarius perpetuus? The circulation of the “legionary denarii” of Mark Antony in Roman Italy and Britain 32 BC-AD 294 (MA by Research Warwick, 2015) Nathan Murphy
  • Ilduro. Moneda e identidad en la Layetania republicana (siglos II-I a. C.) (PhD Barcelona, 2014) Alejandro García Sinner (supervised by Dr Mercè Roca Roumens and Dr Marta Campo Diaz)

  • Civic coinages of the Orontes Valley, Syria (PhD Warwick, 2013) Jack Nurpetlian
  • An investigation into the development and dissemination of Augustan ideology (MA by Research, Warwick, 2013) Joanna Kemp

  • Les monnaies puniques conservées dans les collections publiques suisses (MAR Neuchâtel, 2012) Fanny Puthod
  • Women in business in Southern Italy (Taught MA in Ancient Visual and Material Culture, Warwick, 2012) Stephanie Lane

Administrative roles and interdepartmental functions

  • 2013 Director of Graduate Studies
  • 2013- Member of the Humanities Research Committee
  • 2014- Co-ordiantor of TMA-Studies
  • 2014- Study Abroad Degrees
  • 2015- PG SSLC
  • 2015-16 Undergraduate Appeals, Board of the Faculties of Arts
  • 2015-16 Investigating Committee into Cases of Suspected Cheating Panel
  • 2016-17 Director of Undergraduate Studies (shared with D. Fearn)
  • 2016-17 Senior Tutor (shared with D. Fearn)

Selected publications

  • (2014) Selbstwahrnehmung und Fremdwahrnehmung in der Fundmünzenbearbeitung: Bilanz und Perspektiven am Beginn des 21. Jahrhunderts : II. Reflexionen — Regards croisés sur l'étude des trouvailles monétaires: Bilan et perspectives au début du XXIe siècle : II. Réflexions (Études de numismatique et d'histoire monétaire 7) ed. with H. Derschka & R. Cunz (Lausanne: Les Éditions du Zèbre), 216 pp., 4 pl.

  • Die Fundmünzen vom Monte Iato (1971-1991). Ein Beitrag zur Geldgeschichte Westsiziliens (Studia Ietina X), Lausanne, Les Éditions du Zèbre, 2013, 2 vols., xvi + 816 pp., 120 ill., 80 tab., 65 pl.
    [Review: Göttinger Forum für Altertumswissenschaft 17 (2014), pp. 1163-1165 (Marco Vitale)].
  • (2015) 'Coins and Contacts', in: Anthony Bonanno and Nick Vella (ed.), Tas-Silġ, Marsaxlokk (Malta) I. Archaeological Excavations Conducted by the University of Malta, 1996-2005 (Ancient Near Eastern Studies Supplement Series 48) (Leuven: Peeters): pp. 351-400.
  • (2015) 'L’evidenza numismatica relativa alla fase PUN III del saggio I. Campagna di scavo (2005): cronologia, considerazioni sul gruppo stilistico “capigliatura a mo’di spaghetti” e la serie di monete puniche da Pantelleria (2002–2009)', in Thomas Schäfer, Massimo Osanna and Karin Schmidt (ed.): Cossyra I. Ergebnisse der Grabung auf der Akropolis von S. Teresa/Pantelleria (Tübinger Archäologische Forschungen 10) (Rahden/Westf.: Marie Leidorf), pp. 457-463.
    (2015) with S. Doswald, 'Objets numismatiques', in: Ch. Gerber, Court, Pâturage de l'Envers. Une verrerie forestière jurassienne du début du 18e siècle, volume 4 (Bern: Erziehungsdirektion des Kantons Bern, Amt für Kultur): pp. 193-229, 356-368 & 445-449.
  • (2014) 'Coins and their use in the Punic Mediterranean. Case studies from Carthage to Italy (fourth to first century BC)', in: The Punic Mediterranean Identities and Identification from Phoenician Settlement to Roman Rule (British School at Rome Studies) ed. Josephine Quinn & Nicolas Vella (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press): pp. 76-110.
  • (2014) with M. Nick, 'Münzen. Der keltische Oboltyp «Bern-Enge» und die Beigabepraxis im Gräberfeld von Bern, Reichenbachstrasse', in: Bern, Reichenbachstrasse. Neue Gräber aus dem latènezeitlichen Oppidum auf der Engehalbinsel, ed. P. Jud & S. Ulrich-Bochsler (Bern: Erziehungsdirektion des Kantons Bern, Amt für Kultur): pp. 49-65.
  • (2012) 'Die Münzen', in: P. Eggenberger, M. Kehrli, M. Schlup, S. Ulrich-Bochsler, Worb, reformierte Pfarrkirche. Die Ergebnisse der Bauforschungen von 1983 (Schriftenreihe der Erziehungsdirektion des Kantons Bern) (Bern: Erziehungsdirektion des Kantons Bern, Amt für Kultur): pp. 125-128 (Catalogue p. 128 with F. E. Kœnig †): pp. 125-28.
  • (2011) With Christian Weiss, Entella. I ritrovamenti monetali antichi e medievali dai SAS 19, 25 e 30 (2007-08), in: Relazioni preliminari degli scavi a Segesta (Calatafimi-Segesta, TP; 2009-10) e Entella (Contessa Entellina, PA; 2007-08), in Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità comunicate dalla Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa. Rassegna Archeologica del LSATMA (ANSP, supplemento serie 5, 3/2), Pisa, Scuola Npmrale Superiore di Pisa, 2011, 97-104, 162 fig. 88.(PDF Document)
  • (2010) With Clive Stannard, Les imitations pseudo-Ébusus / Massalia en Italie centrale: typologie et structure, présence dans les collections et dans les trouvailles de France, Revue Numismatique 166, 2010: 109-148.(PDF Document)
  • Les monnaies. In Daniel Castella, Anne de Pury-Gysel, Le palais de Derrière la Tour à Avenches. Volume 2: Étude des éléments de construction, de décor et du mobilier (Cahiers d’archéologie romande 118 = Aventicum XVII), Lausanne 2010: 351-376.(PDF Document)
  • Die Fundmünzen. In Pierre Harb – Mirjam Wullschleger, Der römische Gutshof von Langedorf, Kanton Solothurn. Ausgrabungen an der Hüslerhofstrasse 1993, 1994 und 2002 (Antiqua 46), Basle 2010: 122-129.
  • A stone mould from Bir Messaouda (Carthage) for bronze coins of the Second Punic War. Preliminary notes. SNR 88, 2009: 185-91.(PDF Document)
  • Sicilia, in: Michel Amandry – Donal Bateson (ed.), A Survey of Numismatic Research 2002-2007. International Numismatic Commission, Glasgow 2009: 24-31.(PDF Document)
  • Die Münzen. In Stefanie Martin Kilcher, Regula Schatzmann (ed.), Das römische Heiligtum von Thun-Allmendingen, die Regio Lindensis und die Alpen (Schriften des Bernischen Historischen Museums 9), Berne 2009: 183-200.(PDF Document)
  • With Sylviane Estiot and a contribution by Eberhard H. Lehmann and Peter Vontobel, Der Schatz­fund von Thun 1955. In S. Martin Kilcher – R. Schatzmann (ed.), Das römische Heiligtum von Thun-Allmendingen, die Regio Lindensis und die Alpen (Schriften des Bernischen Historischen Museums 9), Berne 2009: 270-280.(PDF Document)
  • Die Fundmünzen. In Peter Eggenberger, René Bacher, Jonathan Frey, Susanne Frey-Kupper, Annette Heigold-Stadelmann, Susi Ulrich-Bochsler, Die Kirche von Seeberg, Archäologische Untersuchungen 1999 (Schriftenreihe der Erziehungsdirektion des Kantons Bern), Berne 2009: 205-216.(PDF Document)

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Professional activities & awards

  • 2016 Global Award by the University of Warwick.
  • 2015 Board for assessment of grant applications to the Austrian Academy.
  • 2014 Henry Gruenthal Lecture and Medal by the New York Numisamtic Club.
  • 2014 Visiting Professor at the American Numismatic Society, New York.
  • 2014- Council member of the Royal Numismatic Society.
  • 2013- Corresponding member of the Oxford Centre for Phoenician and Punic Studies.
  • 2013 Festschrift.
  • 2012- Scientific Committee of the Istituto Italiano di Numismatica: Annali dell'Istituto Italiano di Numismatica (Rome).
  • 2012- Advisory board of Byrsa. Rivista semestrale di arte, cultura e archeologia del Mediterraneo punico (Bologna).
  • 2011- Member of the Advisory board of the Journal of Archaeological Numismatics (Brussels).
  • 2010 Referee of the Austrian National Fund.
  • 2010- Member of the Advisory board of the series Carthage Studies (Gent, Belgium).
  • 2009- Member of the Advisory board of the Numismatische Zeitschrift (Vienna, Austria).
  • 2009- Co-editor of the Swiss Numismatic Review.
  • 2009- Commitee Member of the Swiss Numismatic Society (SNS).
  • 2008 Prix de la Faculté des lettres of the University of Lausanne.
  • 2008 Entrusted by the International Numismatic Commission (INC) with the section

    on Sicily, in the Survey of Numismatic Research.

  • 2004-2009 SAF-Delegate of NIKE (Nationale Informationsstelle für Kulturgüter-Erhaltung).
  • 1985-2009 Swiss Working Group on Coin Finds (SAF/GSETM): Chair of the founding Committee; Committee Member, later Member of the Computer Committee and Chair.

Qualifications

  • MA (Zurich)
  • PhD (Lausanne)
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Office hours

Wednesdy 1-2 pm or by appointment

Teaching

Undergraduate modules

Classical Archaeology

Coinage of Greece & Rome

City of Rome

Hellenistic World

Postgraduate Modules

Induction & Research in Progress Seminars

Taught MA Ancient Visual & Material Culture
(Numismatics & Art of the Ancient World)

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