Our team is made up of researchers from the Berlin Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the Berlin Münzkabinett.
Dr. Ulrike Peter
Ulrike Peter wrote her thesis on the backgrounds of the coinage of the Thracian dynasts and is working on Ancient numismatics in the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities. Her main research interests lie in the ancient coinage and history of money in Thrace as well as the reception of ancient coins in the Renaissance. Currently she is working on the coinage of Topeiros and Philippopolis and on the coins of Gordian III and Philipp Arabs minted in Thrace and Moesia inferior. She is a member of the steering committee of Nomisma.org.
Prof. Dr. Bernhard Weisser
Bernhard Weisser wrote his PhD about the Greek Imperials of Pergamum. He is the curator of ancient coins and the director in the Münzkabinett der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin. Since 2004 he is responsible for the digital publication of the collection of the Münzkabinett in the database IKMK.
Dr. Karsten Tolle
Karsten Tolle is a computer scientist with his roots in databases and semantic web. He is currently the director of the Big Data Lab at the Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main. Since over ten years, he is working in the domain of ancient coins, working on data integration and data quality issues. Starting from about 2010, he is also member of the steering committee of Nomisma.org.
Sebastian Gampe studied Classical Archaeology in Frankfurt am Main and got his “Magister Artium” Degree in 2014. One year later he began his studies in Computer Science in Frankfurt. His main research interests are ancient iconography and database development for numismatics and archaeology in connection with machine learning.
Daniel Althof studied Philosophy, German Literature and Computer Science. Since 2015 he is working at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities as a researcher in the field of digital humanities with the main focus on PHP development.
Dr. Angela Berthold
Angela Berthold has been concentrating on numismatic research since her PhD in classical archaeology in 2008 (Halle/Saale). In a post-doc research project in the Berlin excellence-Cluster TOPOI she studied three-dimensional representation on ancient coins. Now in CNT she is especially interested in the coins of the Thracian Chersonesos and in the iconography of early Thracian coinages.
Dr. Lily Grozdanova
Lily Grozdanova has a PhD in ancient history and Thracian studies. Since 2012 she has been a lecturer at «St. Kliment Ohridski» University of Sofia, Faculty of History. Her research is mainly focused on the development of the Roman Empire and particularly its Thracian provinces in the second half of the third century CE — the time of the so called «military emperors». She was a post doc fellow within the research project (B-4-2) Region and Memoria: Local History and Local Myths on Thracian Provincial Coins of the excellence cluster TOPOI. She is studying the coinage of Pautalia.
Hristina Ivanova was born in Shumen, Bulgaria, and studied classical and near eastern archaeology in Heidelberg, succeeded by postgraduate studies in classical archaeology in Berlin. Her interests concentrate on contacts and acculturation as seen in different media carriers and contexts. She is preparing a thesis on the coinage on Apollonia Pontike and working at the German Archaeological Institute in Athens.
Georgia Bousia is a student assistant in the Project ‘The Ancient Coins of Thrace’ at the Berlin Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities since 2013. She received her bachelor's degree in ‘Ancient History and Archaeology’ from the University of Ioannina in Greece and she is currently completing her master's degree in ‘Classical Archaeology’ in Humboldt University of Berlin.
Dr. Alexa Küter
Alexa Küter focused on Augustan moneyer's coinage in her PhD (2008). After working a couple of years in the numismatic collection of the Deutsches Historisches Museum, she joined the Münzkabinett for various projects. Alexa is chief editor of the numismatic journal "Geldgeschichtliche Nachrichten". Her numismatic interests are widely spread (and include Thrace, of course), but she definitely has a soft spot for questions of iconography.
Domenic Schäfer studied Ancient History in Bamberg, where he received his master degree in 2016, and subsequently studied neighboring disciplines of Ancient History, such as numismatics, in Cologne. His numismatic interests concentrate on the coinage of the imperial period. He is writing his PhD thesis on coins and monuments of/for Severus Alexander.
Elise Hanrahan is a researcher in the field of digital humanities and has worked on various projects at the Berlin Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities. She is responsible for realizing a project's goals into IT solutions, from data modeling to web programming. She received a bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts from St. John's College in the USA and a master's degree in textual criticism (Editionswissenschaft) from the Freie Universität Berlin.