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


Research assistant


Affiliated faculty

Ruurd Nauta.