People

Principal investigators

Lamers HanHan Lamers is full 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) and Afterlife of Antiquity: Anton Springer (1825-1891) on the Classical Tradition (2019). He is also Research Fellow of the Humboldt-University of Berlin (Dept. of Classics) and the KU Leuven (Dept. of Art History).

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Bettina Reitz-Joosse is associate 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 the Royal Dutch Institute in Rome (KNIR) and the University of Pennsylvania, she joined the Groningen Classics 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, and she is the co-editor of Intermediality in Roman Literature (Trends in Classics, 2019) and Landscapes of War in Greek and Roman Literature (Bloomsbury). She is a member of the ‘De Jonge Akademie’ of the Dutch Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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 assistants

Victoria Mostue is a student at the Department of Philosophy, Classics, and the History of Art and Ideas of the University of Oslo, where she is currently finishing her MA in Latin Language and Ancient Culture. She previously studied Divinity and Classics at the University of Edinburgh. Victoria contributes to the edition, translation and digitisation of Fascist Latin texts. Her position is funded by the Department of Philosophy, Classics and the History of Art and Ideas at the University of Oslo.

Hylke de Boer is a student at the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Philosophy in Groningen, finishing his BA in Greek and Latin Language and Culture and following a BA in Philosophy. He previously finished a minor in Italian and completed an Erasmus exchange at the University of Bologna. Since 2018 Hylke has been contributing to editing, translating and digitising Fascist Latin texts.

Collaborators

Antonino Nastasi is an independent researcher and a high-school teacher (liceo classico) in Rome. He studied Classics at the “Sapienza” University of Rome (BA, MA) and holds a PhD (2015) from Chieti University. His research focuses on the modern and contemporary Latin epigraphy of Rome, particularly the inscriptions dated to the period after the city’s unification with the Kingdom of Italy (1870). His monograph Le iscrizioni in latino di Roma Capitale (1870-2018) has just been published by Edizioni Quasar (Rome). Antonino contributes Rome’s Latin inscriptions of the ventennio to the online edition of Fascist Latin texts. His work is funded by the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Oslo.

The online edition platform of Fascist Latin texts is technically supported by Øystein Bjarne Ekevik, Damir Nedic and Asgeir Nesøen (ICT Section, Faculty of Humanities, University of Oslo).

Volunteers

Sunniva Regine Berger is a Bachelor student at the Department of Philosophy, Classics and the History of Art and Ideas of the University of Oslo, studying Latin language and literature. As a volunteer in the digital publication project, she helps transcribing Fascist Latin texts.

Victoria Cecilie Frivik is a Bachelor student at the Department of Philosophy, Classics and the History of Art and Ideas of the University of Oslo, studying Latin language and literature. As a volunteer in the digital publication project, she helps transcribing Fascist Latin texts.

Ludvik A. Kummen is an upper secondary school student in Oslo Cathedral School, where he takes subjects in Latin, Russian, History and Philosophy. As a volunteer in the digital publication project, he helps transcribing Fascist Latin texts. Previously, he contributed to transcribing and digitizing modern historical documents in the DIY History project at the University of Iowa.

Affiliated faculty

Ruurd Nauta.

Former team members

Theodore (Teddy) R. Delwiche is a recent graduate of Harvard College (2018) and current fellowship master’s student at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. His research focuses on the history of education and the reception of the classics in colonial New England with a particular emphasis on student practices. For this project, he contributed to the reviewing and editing of Latin texts.

Evelien de Graaf is a Research Master student at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Groningen, currently following the Classics track within the Research Master Classical, Medieval and Early Modern Studies. She previously studied Greek and Latin Language and Culture at the University of Groningen. Evelien contributed to the digital edition of Fascist Latin texts and served as an editorial assistant for a number of publications. Evelien’s position was funded through a project grant of the Young Academy Groningen.

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). In the year 2017-18 she contributed to the edition, translation and introduction of Fascist Latin texts for the digital publication project.