People

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) 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). More information can be found here.

BLReitz-Joosse

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 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 assistants

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.

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 contributes to the reviewing and editing of Latin texts and their English translations.

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 contributes to the digital edition of Fascist Latin texts and serves as an editorial assistant for a number of publications. Evelien’s position is generously funded through a project grant of the Young Academy Groningen.

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. More information can be found here.

Affiliated faculty

Ruurd Nauta.

Former team members

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.

Victoria Mostue is a student at the Faculty of Humanities 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 contributed to the edition, translation and digitisation of Fascist Latin texts and helped to design the digital publication platform for Fascist Latin Texts.