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N@N – Marina Fischer: Glory, Blood and Power: Money and War through the Ages

N@N – Marina Fischer: Glory, Blood and Power: Money and War through the Ages

February 8, 2024 12:00 pm

Event Details

This talk provides a survey of the interplay between money, power, and the capacity to wage war, starting in the ancient era and progressing through to the present. It demonstrates the crucial importance of economic power, as the basic underpinning of all strategic considerations and strategies. The talk also hopes to draw attention to an ignored connection between war, money and art, an aspect of military power that is often overlooked.

Marina Fischer is the Curator of Numismatics at Nickle Galleries, Libraries and Cultural Resources at the University of Calgary. She holds an M.A. in Ancient History with specialization in Art History from the University of Calgary. She oversees the university’s vast money collection of 23,000 objects spanning from the beginning of coinage in the 7th century BCE to the modern period. She is a recipient of a University of Calgary Teaching Award, and lectures frequently in various departments across campus.

Free, everyone welcome

Held in person, in the Gallery Hall, ground floor Taylor Family Digital Library (adjacent to Nickle Galleries).

 

Ancient Greek coins from Mysia, 4th century BCE. Nude soldier crouching left behind shield. Image: CNG.

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