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prof. dr. O.M. van Nijf

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I am currently working on the following projects:


Co-applicant and board member of the NWO (Dutch Research Council)  Gravitation project Anchoring Innovation (2018-2028):  This is a 10 year major collaborative  research project of the national Research School in Antiquity Oikos that   dedicated to the development of a theory of Anchoring Innovation.


Applicant and co-director of Connected contests (with C.G. Williamson) Centre for Digital Humanities, University of Groningen – pilot project for online database (current). This grant was for  a 1 year project with the aim to design and set up an on-line prosopographical database of ancient athletes, performers and festivals.  A working prototype is on-line since Autumn 2017:


Main applicant of After the Crisis: re-anchoring innovation in postwar societies (with R.R Nauta) – Board of the University of Groningen,  2 (current) This project was set up as a pilot for  the NWO  Anchoring Innovation application. This project involved two postdoc projects involving  several workshops and  international conferences  that will result in several articles and edited volumes:

Saxa Loquuntur

I maintain a website on Greek epigraphy. It is a portal with brief instructions and useful links, intended for students at the University of Groningen, and the Netherlands Institute of Athens.

Past Projects Include: 

Les honneurs civiques/civic honours (with Dr. A. Heller, Tours)

This is an international colloborative project on development and uses of honorific inscriptions and civic honours in the Greek cities under Roman rule. It was initiated in 2012. In this context we have organise workshops in Paris in 2012, Athens, Tours  and Groningen in 2013 and a final conference in Tours in 2014, leading to the publication of Heller, A. and O. van  Nijf, Eds. (2017). The politics of honour in the Greek cities of the Roman Empire. Leiden, Brill.

For more information:

The Greek city after the Classical Age

This is is an international research project on the history of the Greek city after the Classical Age that I have directed together with Prof. R. Alston of Royal Holloway, University of London. This project was funded by the Leverhulme foundation in London. This project has resulted in a series of international conferences. A selection of the papers has been published in our series Groningen-Royal Holloway studies in the Greek Cities after the Classical Age.

Monuments and power in Roman Termessos
I have been publishing a series of articles as part of project on the epigraphy and the history of political, cultural and festive life of Roman Termessos. These studies will be reviewed for a book length study on the microhistory of this small city in Anatolia.

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