Prof. Ben Akrigg and PhD Student Anastasia Zabalueva Discuss ROMkomma Project in U of T News

October 16, 2023 by Department of Classics

The ROMkomma project, a collaboration between the Royal Ontario Museum and a team of scholars from all three U of T campuses, was recently featured in an article in U of T News.

Professor Ben Akrigg and PhD Student Anastasia Zabalueva discuss the first phase of the project, which focuses on 250 of the ROM’s collection of more than 2,000 ancient Greek coins, and catalogues each in a database, categorized by physical characteristics, iconography, and usage in the economies of Ancient Greece, among other criteria.

The ROMkomma team also includes Arnold Van Roessel, (now alumnus) Diontay Wolfries-Thomas, who has since moved on to pursue a PhD at Harvard University, Professor Boris Chrubasik of UTM’s Department of Historical Studies, and Professor Kate Cooper of UTSC’s Department of Historical and Cultural Studies.

The full article can be read on the UofT News website. You can also stay updated on the project through their Twitter account.