prof. dr. O.M. van Nijf
- A.J. Zuiderhoek 2006 Citizens, elites and benefactors: the politics of public generosity in Roman Asia Minor (co-promotor: Dr. W. Jongman, RUG).
- A. B. Overbeek 2007 Realistische geschiedschrijving - original supervisor: Prof. Dr. M.A. Wes, RUG.
- M.P. Schipperheijn 2011 Gewoner dan gedacht : de hellenistische heerserscultus van Antiochos I van Commagene (First supervisor: Prof. Dr. J. Bremmer, RUG).
- C.P. Dickenson 2012 On the Agora. Power and Public Space in Hellenistic and Roman Greece. (other promotores Dr. L. Nevett, Michigan;Prof. Dr. P. Attema, RUG)
- C.G Williamson 2012 City and Sanctuary. Constructing Civic Identity in the Sacred Landscapes of Mylasa and Stratonikeia in Karia (other promotores Dr. F. Pirson, DAI Istanbul; Prof. Dr. P. Attema, RUG).
Current PhD supervision:
- T. Blokzijl - Keizers en Decurionen. De verspreiding en acceptatie van keizerlijke macht, ideologie, cultuur en mentaliteit in Romeins Italië (27 v.Chr.- 68 n.Chr.) (co-supervisor: Dr. J.W. Drijvers, RUG).
- N. Bos The Antikythera Mechanism (first supervisor: Prof. Dr. R, van de Weijgaert, Kapteijn Institute, RUG)
- G. de Breucker Berossos van Babylon (first supervisor: Prof. Dr. W.J. van Bekkum, RUG).
- T.M. Dijkstra Civic and Cultural Identities in a Changingt World. Analyzing the Mortuary Practices of the Postclassical Peloponnese. (first supervisor: Prof. Dr. S. Voutsaki, RUG)
- B.E.A.L. van der Lans 'Defining Jewishness and Christian Identity in Claudian-Neronian Rome: Impact of State Intervention' (first supervisor Prof. dr. G.H. van Kooten, RUG).
- K.B. Neutel 'One in Christ': Context and Consequences of Paul's idea of the Unity of Believers (first supervisor Prof. Dr. G.H. van Kooten, RUG).
- A. Sparreboom 2010 The Venatio in Roman North Africa (first supervisor Prof. Dr. E. A. Hemelrijk, UVA)
- S. Speksnijder Greeting and eating: patronage and social hierarchies in Roman society 80 B.C.–180 A.D. (co-supervisor Prof. Dr. R.R. Nauta, RUG).
- M. Termeer Cultural identities in the Latin colonies of Central Italy (4th-3rd cent. BC) (co-supervisor Prof. Dr. P. Attema, RUG).
I have organised the following workshops around the research of students of this group
- 2011: Sacred Landscapes - Connecting Routes, (Fransum - Groningen with my PhD student C.G. Williamson. The proceedings will be published in the series Caeculus )
- 2007: Public s pace in the Postclassical city, (Fransum-Groningen with my PhD student C.P. Dickenson. The proceedings of which will be published in the series Caeculus.
- 2008: Culture religion and identity in the Greek city (NIT – Istanbul) in collaboration with the Dr. F. Gerritsen (NIT), and Prof. Dr. M. Sayar of the University of Istanbul.
I teach (with pleasure) at all levels of BA and MA, in History, and Classics as well as our interdisciplinary research MA Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies (CMRS).
- Topics of Third year BA courses have included:
Greek athletics, Roman religion, The cultural history of death in antiquity; The city of Athens;
- Topics of MA courses: have included:
Romans and their food; Citizenship in the Hellenistic polis; Greek religion; Greeks and Romans; The Impact of Empire
All my course have a strong interdisciplinary character, they are designed with historians, classicists and often also archaeologists and students of religion in mind.
- MA dissertations supervised by me have included:
Ruler cult in Commagene, Sparta and Apollo, The epigraphy of Greek sanctuaries, The commemoration of the battle of Marathon, Statues for women in Roman Asia Minor,
- BA dissertations supervised by me have included:
Greek body culture, Roman Associations, Byzantine Hooliganism, Roman Gladiators, Greek religion, The cult of Dionysos, Ruler cult in Roman Egypt, Greek aristocracies and athletics, Greek gymnasia.
- Greek epigraphy
I have a special interest in Greek epigraphy. I run an informal forthnightly Greek epigraphy group. Since 2009 I teach an interuniversity course on Greek Epigraphy at the Netherlands Institute of Athens, set up for Dutch MA and PhD students.
I have a website with useful bibliography and other information on various aspects of Greek epigraphy: http://web.me.com/van.nijf/Saxa_Loquuntur/Welcome_to_Saxa_Loquuntur.html. This site will be moved to www.saxaloquuntur.nl in June 2012.
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