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CRASIS is an interfaculty research institute at the University of Groningen, dedicated to the study of the ancient world. We aim to advance interdisciplinary study of the interplay between culture, religion and society in antiquity. Our activities focus on Greek and Roman cultures as well as early Judaism and Christianity and other minority cultures of the ancient Mediterranean and the Near East.

  • CRASIS brings together staff and (PhD) students from the departments of Ancient History, Classics, Ancient Judaism & Early Christianity, Archaeology, Roman Law and Ancient Philosophy.
  • As a research institute, CRASIS organizes the monthly Ancient World Seminar in which work (in progress) of staff, advanced students and guest speakers is discussed.
  • CRASIS provides a stimulus for interdisciplinary research through its CRASIS Annual Meeting on a topic relevant for the study of culture, religion and society in the ancient world. A keynote speaker is invited to hold the Annual CRASIS Lecture and give a Masterclass for (Research) MA and PhD students.
  • CRASIS renders visible the large amount of teaching on Graeco-Roman Antiquity in the respective faculties and departments, endorses interdisciplinary courses, and organizes seminars and reading groups.
  • CRASIS also collaborates with the Research Group ‘Sources’ of the Protestant Theological University (PThU) as part of the close cooperation between the University of Groningen and the PThU.

CRASIS is a partnership between the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies and receives funding from the Groningen Research Institute for the Study of Culture ( ICOG ), the Centre for Religious Studies ( CRS ) and the Groningen Institute for Archaeology ( GIA ).

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