Classical (con)texts

Coordinator

Prof. Irene de Jong

Members of the research group

dr. S. Adema
dr. R. Allan
dr. M.P. de Bakker
B. van den Berg MA
S. Borowski
dr. C.L. Caspers
A. van den Eersten MA
dr. P.S. Gerbrandy
dr. L. van Gils
dr. M.A.J. Heerink
G. Helle MA
drs. G. Jurriaans - Helle
prof.dr. E.A. Hemelrijk
prof.dr. J.W. van Henten
dr. C.A.M. Hupperts
prof.dr. I.J.F. de Jong
drs. N. Koopman
prof. dr. C. Kroon
drs. S. Luger
dr. D. Rijser
dr. R. Risselada
L.E.A. Roling MA
P.T. van Uum
J.A. van Waarden
S. Willigers MA

External Members:

J. Allan (VU)
K. De Temmerman (Univ. Gent)
E. van Opstal (VU)
A. Rijksbaron
W. Verbaal (Univ. Gent)

Brief description of the research programme of the research group

The research-group Classical (con)texts focuses on two themes:

  1. ancient narrative texts (interpreted with narratological, linguistic, intertextual, and metapoetical theories), and
  2. the relation between  classical texts and their (shifting) cultural contexts (interpreted with reception theory and New Historicism).

Members of the research group work together closely with colleagues from the VU and most are active in OIKOS.

Activities

All members of the research group regularly gave lectures both for academic audiences and for larger audiences.

Members of the team organized the following conferences and workshops:

  • 23-25 October 2014: international conference ‘Textual Strategies in Greek and Latin War     Narrative’ (Amsterdam)
  • 20-1 november 2015: Biannual Colloquium of the OIKOS researchgroup The language of literature (Katwijk aan zee)
  • 23 January 2015: annual “Latinists Day” (Amsterdam)
  • 29 January 2016: annual “Hellenists day” (Amsterdam)
  • 20-22 January 2016: international conference: “Flavian Responses to Nero’s Rome” (Amsterdam)
  • January-February 2016: lecture series (6) by prof. D. Nelis on Virgil’s Georgics

Current projects

Dr. S. Adema

  • Words of Warriors  (boek)
  • Professionele Leergemeenschap LTC en GTC: beoogde publicatie: Handreiking voor lesontwerp Taalverwerving en Taalbeschouwing bij GTC en LTC (boekje), met illustrerend lesmateriaal.

Dr. M. de Bakker

  • boek over Herodotus & speeches
  • (met I. de Jong) Speech in ancient Greek Literature (conference and volume V of Studies in Ancient Greek narrative)

Dr. P. Gerbrandy

  • together with Dr. Casper de Jonge (Leiden): new annotated Dutch translation of Aristotle’s Poetics, to be published 2016/2017 (Historische Uitgeverij, Groningen);
  • Dutch translation of Synesios’ Hymns, to be published in 2016 (series ‘Monobiblos’, Uitgeverij Damon)
  • together with Dr Casper de Jonge and Dr. Mark Heerink (UvA, VU): Liefdeslessen. Verleidingskunst en erotiek van Bijbel tot briefroman: edited volume of articles in Dutch      on pre- and early modern erotic treatises across the world; to be published in 2016(Uitgeverij Atlas Contact)
  • together with Dr. Christoph Pieper (Leiden): editing a special issue of Lampas on medieval Latin epic, to be published in 2016

Dr. M. Heerink

  • monograph on Valerius Flaccus’ Argonautica-
  • Revision of Loeb Classical Library edition of Valerius Flaccus for Harvard UP (under contract).
  • Editing (with P. Gerbrandy and Casper de Jonge) of volume on “Lessons in Love” (due: 2016).
  • Editing (with N. Koopman) of special issue of Lampas on “Ekphrasis” (due: 2016).

Prof. dr. I. de Jong

  • A narratological commentary on (parts of) Herodotus Histories
  • (with M. de Bakker) Speech in ancient Greek Literature (conference and volume V of Studies in Ancient Greek narrative)
  • Co-applicant of NWO Gravitation programme 2016-7 (OIKOS team)

Prof. Dr. C. Kroon

  • Co-applicant of NWO Gravitation programme 2016-7 (OIKOS team)
  • (together with Rutger Allan and Lidewij van Gils) Describing a Changing World: Classical Historiography and the Discourse of Innovation (project within OIKOS Programme Anchoring Innovation, financed by CvB UvA, 2014-2016)
  • (in prep.) Lidewij van Gils, Caroline Kroon & Irene de Jong (eds), Textual Strategies in Ancient War Narrative. Leiden: Brill
  • (with R. Risselada) organisation conference and publication acta Latin Linguistics (München 2017)

Dr. D. Rijser

  • publication (with M. de Pourcq, N. de Haan) Framing Classical Reception Studies, Brill 2016

Dr. R. Risselada

  • (met C. Kroon) organisation conference and publication acta Latin Linguistics (München 2017) 

Agenda for 2016-17

  • 19 november 2016: workshop on Commentaries and the language of literature (prof. C Kroon, together with the OIKOS groups ‘The langue of literature’)
  • 2017: conference on ‘ Speech in ancient Greek Literature’ (de Jong and de Bakker) 
  • 2017:  conference on Latin linguistics, Munich (Kroon and Risselada), in co-operation with the Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften

Published by  Amsterdam School of Historical Studies

5 April 2017