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What is OIKOS?

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OIKOS (Onderzoeksinstituut Klassieke Oudheidstudiën) is the National Research School in Classical Studies in the Netherlands. It is a collaborative institution of six Dutch universities and one Belgian university:

The OIKOS office is hosted by one of these universities. OIKOS started in Leiden in 1999 and remained there until 2010. From 2011-2020, the Radboud University in Nijmegen held the secretaryship. As of 2021, members at the University of Groningen are responsible for the organization and coordination of OIKOS activities.

What does OIKOS do?

As a National Research School, OIKOS has a number of functions:

  • it organizes courses for PhD-students and Research Master students in the area of Graeco-Roman and Near Eastern Antiquity and its reception
  • it stimulates and coordinates research efforts in the area of Graeco-Roman and Near Eastern Antiquity and its reception through its research groups and platforms
  • it promotes the formation of an international network of researchers through its events
Last modified:02 March 2021 2.55 p.m.