dr. L. (Lidewijde) de Jong

Associate Professor and Rosalind Franklin Fellow

Research

Research interests

I am an archaeologist of the Near East in the Roman period. My research focuses on the dynamics of ancient empires and identity formation, and extends to the era of the Hellenistic-Seleucid kings, preceding Roman control, and the period after Rome was replaced by Byzantine and Early Islamic rulers. I take a bottom-up approach to ancient imperialism by investigating the cultural expressions of local communities. Funerary customs in particular, provide key insights to the formation and renegotiation of local identities in the face of imperial and globalizing forces. I am also interested in archaeological theory, digital approaches, and initiatives aimed at safeguarding cultural heritage of the Middle East.
Key words: Archaeology of the Hellenistic and Roman Near East, Mortuary Studies, Ancient Empires, Globalization and Identity, Diversity and Sustainability, Archaeological Heritage in Conflict zones, and Digitalization/Digital Databases

Publications
  1. A Cultural History of Death

    Voutsaki, S., Jedan, C., van Nijf, O. & de Jong, L., 5-Jun-2018

    Research output: Other contributionAcademic

  2. Work at the Ancient City of Seleukeia Sidera in 2017

    de Jong, L., Hürmüzlü, B., Akaslan, M., Köker, H., Ayaşan, M., Sönmez, B. & Köker-Atav, I., 2018, In : ANMED News Bulletin on Archaeology from Mediterranean Anatolia. 16, p. 234-241 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademic

  3. Death and burial in early Palmyra: Reflections on urbanization, imperialism, and the creation of memorial landscapes

    de Jong, L., 2018, Death and Burial in Near East from Roman to Islamic Times: Research in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt. Eger, C. & Mackensen, M. (eds.). Wiesbaden: Reichert Verlag, Vol. 7. p. 11-28 18 p. (Münchner Beiträge zur Provinzialrömischen Archäologie; vol. 7).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

  4. Living on the Edge: The Roman Empire in the North Mesopotamian Steppe

    de Jong, L. & Palermo, R., Mar-2018, The Archaeology of Imperial Landscapes: A Comparative Study of Empires in the Ancient Near East and Mediterranean World. Düring, B. S. & Stek, T. D. (eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 240-271 32 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

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Press / Media
  1. Virtual tour of Palmyra

    Lidewijde Jong, de

    06/04/2016

    1 item of media coverage

    Press/Media: Public Engagement ActivitiesPopular

  2. Universiteitskrant Groningen, “Stopping ISIS” (7-11-2015)

    Lidewijde Jong, de

    07/11/2015

    1 item of media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert CommentPopular

  3. Palmyra's brave treasurer

    Lidewijde Jong, de

    20/08/2015

    1 item of media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert CommentPopular

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Activities
  1. Preparatory meeting of Intensive Course in Location Death in the Greek World

    Sofia Voutsaki (Organiser), Jan Bremmer (Invited speaker), Onno van Nijf (Invited speaker), Jacqueline Klooster (Invited speaker), Christoph Jedan (Invited speaker), Lidewijde de Jong (Invited speaker)
    24-Jan-2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganising an eventAcademic

  2. Suleyman Demirel University

    Lidewijde de Jong (Visiting researcher)
    2018

    Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institutionAcademic

  3. Netherlands Institute for the Near East (NINO)

    Lidewijde de Jong (Visiting researcher)
    2018

    Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institutionAcademic

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Prizes
  1. Visiting Research Scholar

    Lidewijde Jong, de (Recipient), 2010

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitivelyAcademic

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