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Research Centre for Religious Studies Research Centres CRASIS Research and Teaching Ancient World Seminar

Ancient World Seminar


The Ancient World Seminar offers an opportunity for students and staff from all Groningen faculties and departments with an interest in the Ancient World (e.g. Classics, Ancient History, Philosophy, Theology, Archaeology, Law) to meet and discuss their research. The Ancient World Seminar gathers monthly during term time and invites early stage as well as advanced scholars: not only from the University of Groningen and other universities in the Netherlands, but also from abroad. Papers are given on a broad variety of subjects and from a wide range of disciplines and perspectives.

The Ancient World Seminar takes place every month on a Tuesday and starts at 16.15. After each lecture, we offer the opportunity to have drinks and dinner with the lecturer and all other interested parties.

Upcoming lectures

For a full overview of the seminars of this academic year, please take a look at the programme.


The Ancient World Seminar is organised by PhD and (under)graduate students from the different departments:

  • Sylvia Buiter (Research Master Classical, Medieval and Early Modern Studies)
  • Jens Brinkers (Research Master Classical, Medieval and Early Modern Studies)
  • Renée de Vries (Master Archaeology and Master Religion and Pluralism)
  • Maarten Schmaal (Research Master Classical, Medieval and Early Modern Studies)
  • Rian Lenting (Research Master Archaeology)
  • Nicholas Aherne (PhD)


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