Starting on April 1st 2014, Peter Attema has been appointed as the new director of the Groningen Institute of Archaeology (GIA) by the Board of the University. Peter Attema has been professor of Classical and Mediterranean Archaeology since 1999 and Head of the Department of Archaeology at the University of Groningen since 2000. He also serves as Director of Studies of the Researchmaster Art History and Archaeology.
Peter Attema has been appointed as director of the GIA for a term of four years, but has been working for the Institute since long. He has served in different capacities such as chairman of the GIA Advisory Board. As a researcher he is active at the GIA in the field of Mediterranean landscape archaeology ever since his membership.
In 1987, Peter Attema graduated in Art History and Archaeology at Groningen University and he defended his PhD in 1993 on settlement dynamics in the Pontine Region during protohistory and the early Roman Period. In his period as professor at the Department of Archaeology he promoted twelve PhD’s in Archaeology and two PhD’s in Ancient History. In his research his main interests lie with the centralization and early urbanization during protohistory in Central and South-Italy where he, just as around the Black Sea-area (Crimea, Ukraine), coordinated several excavations and survey projects.
In June 2019, a research team led by Prof. Dr. Sabrina Corbellini started the project PURE: ‘Public Renaissance: Urban Cultures of Public Space between Early Modern Europe and the Present’ at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Groningen.
Het Centrum Groninger Taal & Cultuur (CGTC) heeft van Google een bijdrage van € 30.000 ontvangen voor het project Van Old noar Jong. Het doel van dit project onder leiding van RUG-hoogleraar Martijn Wieling is het (door-)ontwikkelen van een digitale...
The Board of the University of Groningen has appointed Prof. Anthonya (Thony) Visser as the new Dean of the Faculty of Arts as of 1 November 2019. The appointment is for a period of four years. The Faculty Board is proud to have found an academic leader...