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Nunspeet Seminar - History of the Discipline

From:Fr 04-11-2022
Until:Sa 05-11-2022

The Nunspeet seminar is a two-day seminar organized annually in the fall. This year, the theme 'History of the Discipline' will be central. During the seminar, the status quaestionis of the various sub-disciplines and specialisations is discussed in concentrated fashion. Five specialists, representing the five subdisciplines of OIKOS, literature (Greek or Latin), linguistics (Latin/Greek), ancient history, ancient philosophy, and material culture of antiquity, reflect on the theme of the course in question. There is ample time for discussion and interaction. Participants earn 2 ECTS.



10:30-11.00 Arrival

11:00-11:15 Opening of Seminar by Gerry Wakker, director of OIKOS

11.15-12.45 Mauro Bonazzi (Utrecht University, History of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy) - Plato in the storm. Nazism and ancient philosophy

12:45-14:00 Lunch

14:00-15:30 Gerry Wakker (University of Groningen, Ancient Greek Language and Literature) - Trends in Linguistics. From Structure, Form and Meaning to Discourse and Cognition

15.30-16:00 Coffee and tea

16:00-17.30 Saskia Stevens (Utrecht University, History and Archaeology of the Roman Period) - Open Science in Classical Studies: participating research in the ‘Constructing the Limes’ project

18:00-20:00 Dinner

20.15-22.30 Presentation movie Agora (2009) with introduction/discussion by Aiste Celkyte (Leiden University)

From 22.30 Drinks


8.00-9.00 Breakfast

9.00-10.30 Felix Budelmann (University of Groningen, Classics: Ancient Greek and Latin literature, Cognitive humanities) - Interpreting literature: history and current trends

10.30-11.00 Coffee and tea

11.00-12.30 Marleen Termeer (Radboud University, Rome in the Republican period, esp. introduction of coinage in the Roman world) - Ancient numismatics: history of a disciplinary identity crisis

12.30-12.45 Evaluation

12.45-14.00 Lunch

From 14.00 Departure


If you want to register, please send an email to the OIKOS office (oikos stating your name, your status (PhD or ReMA student) and university, and any dietary wishes (vegetarianism, allergies) or other requirements. The deadline for registration is October 10, 2022.