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Personal details

Title(s), initial(s), first name, surname: Prof. Dr. O.M. (Onno Martien) van Nijf.

Gender :Male.

Date and place of birth: 21/07/1961,The Hague.

Nationality:Dutch.

Birth country of parents:The Netherlands.

 

Education: MA

University: University of Leiden.

Date: 22/09/1988 (Cum Laude).

Studies:Classics and History.
Main subject: Ancient History.

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. H.W. Pleket (Leiden),

Prof K. Hopkins (King’s College, Cambridge).

Title of thesis: Textiles and the Roman Economy. Aspects of Production and Commerce in a Comparative Perspective.

 

Education PhD

University: University of Amsterdam.

Date: 25/03/1996 (Cum Laude).

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. H.W. Pleket (Leiden),

Prof. P.D.A. Garnsey (Jesus College, Cambridge).

Prof. Dr. P.J. Sijpesteijn (UvA).

Title of dissertation: The civic world of professional associations in the Greek cities of the Roman Empire.

 

Work experience since graduating

2003- to date: -Chair of Ancient History, University of Groningen 1fte.

2007- 2011:-Head of the Department of History, University of Groningen (70+ staff).

2000-2003: -NWO-Van der Leeuw Professor of Ancient History, University of Groningen 1fte.

1998-2000: -Royal Dutch Academy (KNAW) Research Fellow, University of Amsterdam. Fixed term 1fte.

1997-1998: -Leverhulme Research Fellow, Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge; Fixed term 1fte.

-Invited lecturer (Greek epigraphy), Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge (PT).

-Replacement lecturer (Greek History), Dept of Archaeology and Ancient History, University of Leicester (PT).

1996-1997: -Teaching fellow in Ancient History, Dept of Classics, University of Bristol. Fixed term 1fte.

-Invited lecturer (Greek epigraphy), Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge (PT).

1991-1995:-PhD researcher (AIO) in Ancient History, University of Amsterdam.

1991:-Temporary lecturer in Ancient History, University of Amsterdam. Fixed term (PT).

1988-1990:-Postgraduate study at Churchill College, Cambridge (intermitted in 1989 to do military service).

1987-1988:-Study Ancient History at Churchill College, Cambridge.

Since my appointment in Groningen I have supervised 4 PhDs to completion. I am currently main supervisor of 3 PhDs and co-supervisor of eight more PhDs.

 

 

Brief summary of research over last five years

My research is carried out as part of the project Political culture, religion and identities from the Hellenistic period to Late Antiquity, which is located locally within the Ernst Kossmann Institute and CRASIS, and nationally within the OIKOS Research Group Impact of Empire.

 

  • Greek athletics and festivals under Rome .

As result of my work, athletics is now increasingly accepted as a component of Greek élite identity in the Roman empire. I am revising various articles for a book-length study with the title: Powerful bodies: Greek athletics, festivals and élite identities under Roman rule.

  • Monuments and power in Roman Termessos.

I have published on the epigraphy and history of Termessos, a small city in Roman Anatolia.

  • The Greek city after the Classical Age . (with Prof. R. Alston of Royal Holloway, University of London)

This is an international research network on The Greek city after the Classical Age. It has resulted in 5 workshops that have been published in three volumes in the series Groningen-Royal Holloway Studies of the Greek city after the classical age, Leuven (Peeters)

This project was funded by the Leverhulme foundation in London (2003-2007). I am currently reorganising this project into an international research network on The imperial Greek city with partners from the UK, Belgium, France, Italy and Greece.

  • Les honneurs civiques/civic honours (with Dr. A. Heller, Tours)

This is an international colloborative project on development and uses of honorific inscriptions and civic honours in the Greek cities under Roman rule. It was initiated in 2012. In this context we shall organise workshops in Athens, Paris and Groningen in 2013 and a final confernce in Tours in 2014, leading to the publication of a major colloborative study.

 

PhD research supervised by me has focused on political and cultural change and political culture, located on the intersections of ancient history, classical archaeology and religious history. The emphasis has been on the Hellenistic and Roman worlds.

International activities

  • International appointments.

2012:Directeur des Etudes Invité (Visiting professor) at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris

2002: Visiting Professor of Ancient History, Université de Paris VII, Dénis Diderot.

 

  • Key note addresses, special lectures etc.

2012:Institut des Hautes Etudes, Bruxelles.

2012: University of Alberta, Canada Urban Dreams and Realities: An Interdisciplinary Conference on the City in Ancient Cultures

2011: Fondation Hardt, Vandoeuvres (CH). Entretiens sur l’antiquité classique 2011 (invitation accepted).

2008: Institute of Classical Studies, London.

2007: Institut des Hautes Etudes, Bruxelles.

2003: Netherlands Institute at Athens.

In addition I have been invited over the last few years to give guest lectures or seminars in Athens, Brussels, Ghent, Hamburg, Heidelberg, Istanbul, Liverpool, London, Paris, and Vienna. I have presented research papers in international conferences in Rome, Athens, Edinburgh, Exeter, Hamburg, Lisbon, Heidelberg, and Paris.

  • International Projects.

2012-2014:Co-founder of international research network Les honneurs civiques- Civic Honours, with Dr. A. Heller (Tours)

2003-to date: Co-founder and co-director of the international research network The Greek City after the Classical Age (with Prof. R. Alston, Royal Holloway, University of London).

 

  • International committees and assessments.

2012: University of Leuven. Examiner of the PhD. of S. Remijsen.

2009:FWO, Belgium. External advisor.

2008: Université Libre de Bruxelles. External Member of appointment committee for the chair of Roman History.

2007: Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna. External Advisor.

2003:Université Paris IV-Sorbonne. Member of the jury of the PhD of N. Tran.

2003: National Research Council, Canada. External advisor.

 

I have been actively promoting international academic collaboration and mobility. I have initiated and taken part in various Erasmus exchange programmes (i.a with Royal Holloway, University of London, University of Athens, University of Münster, University of Bremen).

 

Other academic activities

 

  • Membership of academic boards and committees.

2012- to date: Member of the Board of Correspondents of Mouseion, the journal of the Classical Association of Canada.

2009–to date:Member of the editorial board of Pharos, the Journal of the Netherlands Institute at Athens.

2009:Member of the NWO VENI commission.

2007-to date: Member of the Academic Board of the Netherlands Institute at Athens.

2006-to date: Member of the Board of the Ernst Kossmann Institute for the history of politics at the University of Groningen.

2005-to date: Member of the Academic Board of the International Network Impact of Empire.

2005-to date:Co-Founder, and Board member of CRASIS, an Interdisciplinary Research Institute at the University of Groningen operating between the Faculties of Arts and Religious Studies (since 2011 director)

2005-2009: Coordinator Impact of Empire Research Group within National Research School OIKOS.

2002-2011: Member of editorial board of Mnemosyne, A Journal of Classical Studies (A-status).

2001-2008: Member of the Education Committee of the National Research School OIKOS.

1996-to dateFounding member of the British Epigraphy Society.

 

  • Organisation of international conferences and workshops .

2010Member of the comité scientifique of the international conference Les Lieux de mémoire dans l'Orient grec à l'époque romaine. (Université de Lausanne, 6-8 avril 2011)

 

    • As co-director of the International research project The Greek City after the Classical Age (with prof. R. Alston, Royal Holloway, University of London):

2006: Cults, creeds and contests in the post-classical Greek city (London, Institute of Classical Studies, London School of Advanced Studies).

2006: Local élites and territorial power structures in Antiquity and the Middle Ages’(at University of Groningen, with the medieval historian Prof. D.E.H. de Boer, University of Groningen).

2004:Communities within the post classical polis (at Royal Holloway-University of London).

2004: Feeding the Ancient Greek city (at Athens, organised as a panel in Seventh International Conference on Urban History: the European City in Comparative Perspective).

2003: Political culture in the post-classical Greek city (at University of Groningen).

 

A selection of the papers is being published in three volumes in our series ‘Groningen-Royal Holloway Studies in the Greek City after the Classical Age’ (Peeters, Louvain).

 

    • I have organised two international workshops around the projects of my local research group; a third workshop is now being organised.

2011 Sacred landscapes – connecting routes. Fransum colloquium 9 April 2011 .( Fransum-Groningen) with my PhD student C.G. Williamson. The proceedings will be published in the series Caeculus (Peeters, Louvain).

2008: Culture, religion and identity in the Greek city (Netherlands Institute in Turkey – Istanbul) in collaboration with Dr. F. Gerritsen (NIT), and Prof. Dr. M. Sayar, University of Istanbul.

2007: Public space in the Post-classical city (Fransum-Groningen) with my PhD student C.P. Dickenson. The proceedings will be published in the series Caeculus (Peeters, Louvain).

 

    • Additional workshop:

2002: Panel: Festivals and the city (at the European Social Sciences History Conference at The Hague) in collaboration with Prof. Dr. D.E.H. de Boer, University of Groningen.

 

 

  • Local workshops/conferences

2012:CRASIS workshop and PhD-Masterclass on the Cultures of Networks. With Dr. Mladen Popovic.

2012:Workshop: Civic Mirrors and Citizen education from Antiquity to the end of the Ancien Régime, with Dr. S. Corbellini and Dr. B.S. Hellemans.

 

 

  • Fieldwork

2001-2003Epigraphical research on Nemrud Da ğ (Turkey) in the context of the Nemrud Project of The International Nemrud Foundation and the University of Amsterdam.

 

 

Grants, scholarships and prizes

2009 and 2010 NWO vernieuwingsimpuls (VICI). My proposal for a majorresearchproject under the title: Local politics in a global empire: the Greek city from the reign of Augustus to the end of the Principate (1st. c. BCE – 3rd c. CE) was twice rated ‘eligible for funding’, but it was not selected due to financial constraints.

2002-2007Leverhulme Foundation, London. The Greek City after the Classical Agewith Prof. Dr. R. Alston, Royal Holloway, University of London (running 2003-2007). For this project we also obtained a NWO/ British CouncilStarting Grant, additional grants by ICOG/Faculty of Arts, University of Groningen; Royal-Holloway, University of London.(K.£.12 + K.€.10 from additional sources).

2002Gasunie, Groningen. Subsidy (K.€.6) for epigraphical research on Nemrud Da ğ (Turkey) in the context of the Nemrud Project of The International Nemrud Foundation and the University of Amsterdam

1998-2000 Royal Dutch Academy (KNAW) postdoctoral fellowship. Greek athletics, festivals and the transformation of the post-classical polis held at the University of Amsterdam. This project was terminated early as a consequence of my appointment to a chair in Groningen. (K.ƒ.300).

1997-1998 Leverhulme Foundation, London /Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge Greek inscriptions in the Museum of Classical Archaeology, Cambridge. Post-doctoral Research-Fellowship in the Faculty of Classics. The project, that I initiated and designed together with Prof. M. Beard, involved the cataloguing and study of the collection of epigraphic squeezes in the museum. This project was terminated early to take up KNAW fellowship. (Exact amount not recoverable, but intended to cover 2 full years of post-doctoral research).

 

 


 

 

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