Principal investigators

Lamers HanHan Lamers is associate professor of Classics at the Dept. of Philosophy, Classics, and the History of Art and Ideas at the University of Oslo (Norway). He studied Classics at the University of Leiden (BA, MPhil) and Art History at KU Leuven (BA, MA) and holds a PhD (2013) from Leiden University. Previously he was postdoctoral research fellow at the Humboldt-University of Berlin, the University of Ghent, and KU Leuven. His research focuses on many aspects of the classical tradition, especially in early modern and modern Europe. He is the author of Greece Reinvented: Transformations of Byzantine Hellenism in Renaissance Italy (2015). He is also Research Fellow of the Humboldt-University of Berlin (Dept. of Classics) and the KU Leuven (Dept. of Art History). More information can be found here.


Bettina Reitz-Joosse is assistant professor of Latin language and literature at the University of Groningen (Netherlands). She studied Classics at Corpus Christi College, Oxford (BA 2007, MSt 2008) and holds a PhD (2013) from Leiden University. After postdoctoral fellowships at Leiden, the Royal Dutch Institute in Rome (KNIR), and the University of Pennsylvania, she joined the Groningen department in 2015. Her work focusses on the relationship between literary texts and material culture in the ancient Roman world and on the reception of antiquity under Italian Fascism. Her monograph Building in Words: The Process of Construction in Latin Literature is forthcoming from Oxford University Press. More information can be found here.

PhD candidate

Nicolò Bettegazzi is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Groningen. He studied Classics in Genoa (BA, 2014) and Leiden (MA, 2017). His research focuses on the role of the Latin language in Italian Fascism. More specifically, it explores the role of Latin as a medium to define the relationship between the Fascist nation-state and the Catholic establishment during the ventennio (1922-1943).

Research assistant

Nelleke Koornstra is a Research Master student at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Groningen, following the Classics track within the Research Master Classical, Medieval and Early Modern Studies. She studied Greek and Latin Language and Culture at the University of Groningen (BA, 2017). She contributes to the edition and translation of Fascist Latin texts and serves as an editorial assistant for a number of publications.

Affiliated faculty

Ruurd Nauta.