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S.M. (Sjoukje) Kamphorst, MA

PhD student
S.M. (Sjoukje) Kamphorst, MA


09-2015 - present: PhD in Ancient History (University of Groningen) under prof. O.M. van Nijf.
Dissertation (working title): Carving Communities in Stone: inscriptions as a medium of Hellenistic inter-city interactions (website)

09-2012 - 07-2014:  ReMA Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies (17-07-2014 – University of Groningen, cum laude)
Thesis: Inscribing Common Knowledge. Creating an imagined Greek community through the medium of inscriptions

02-2012 - 09-2012:  MA Greek and Latin Languages and Cultures (University of Groningen)

09-2007 - 12-2011:  BA Greek and Latin Languages and Cultures (30-12-2011 – University of Groningen)
Thesis: Komedie in Oorlogstijd: Aristophanes’ Acharniërs en de Dionysische festivals


09-2018 - present: Teaching Adjunct in Ancient History (University of Groningen)

09-2014 - 01-2015:  Teaching Assistant in Ancient History (University of Groningen)

03-2013 - 12-2013:  Research Assistant (University of Groningen, research group Sustainable Citizenship)

Other activities & grants

2015-2020: NWO PhDs in the Humanities grant

2014-2015: CRASIS organising committee member

2014-2015: Archaeological Fieldwork at Halos (Greece)

12-2014: Netherlands Institute at Athens development grant (three-week research stay, Athens)

07-2014: Groningen Universiteits Fonds grant for excelling students (fieldwork Halos, Greece)

11-2013: KNAW grant for visiting a conference (Morphomata conference, Cologne)

Conferences / Papers

10-2016: NUPI-HTIR Workshop (University of Groningen, Department of International Relations)
10-2016: Department of Classics Graduate Student Symposium (Brown University)
09-2016: Stanford DocuMentality Conference (Stanford University)
Paper: Carving Communities in Stone: Inscriptions as a Medium of Coordinating Cooperation

05-2014: LIAS/CADS graduate student conference ‘Networks & Interactions’ (Leiden University)
Paper: Networks Etched in Stone: Hellenistic travelling decrees as a medium of common cultural knowledge in Greek networks

06-2013: Sustainable Citizenship graduae student conference ‘Citizens’ Resilience in Times of Crisis’(University of Groningen)
Paper: A Funeral to Remember. The imagined past of the Athenian funeral oration as a source of resilience

05-2013: ReMa CMRS conference ‘Meet & Greet: cultural encounters in the premodern period’ (University of Groningen)
Paper: Making Friends with Benefits: Athens Honouring Foreigners in the Lycurgan Period (338-322 BC)


2015. ‘Een Podium voor Polisproblematiek’, Lampas.

2014. ‘A Funeral to Remember: The imagined past of the funeral oration as a source of resilience’, Acta Historica 3.3.

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