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 the principal investigator of New Signs of Antiquity: The Uses of Latin in the Public Culture of Fascist Italy, 1922-1943, funded by the Norwegian Research Council and based at the University of Oslo.

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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

Erlend Østrem Myklebust is a student of Classics at the University of Oslo, where he has recently finished his BA in Latin. He has previously worked with the relationship between classical and vernacular language in the construction of national identity during the Medieval period. As a research assistant in the project New Signs of Antiquity, based at the University of Oslo, Erlend contributes 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 has been funded by the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Oslo and is continued in the context of the project New Signs of Antiquity, funded by the Norwegian Research Council and based at 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 and trainees

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.

Othelia Engelstad 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

Hylke de Boer is a Research Master student at the University of Leiden. He contributed to editing, translating and digitising Fascist Latin texts from 2018 to 2021, when he studied classics and philosophy at the University of Groningen. He previously finished a minor in Italian and completed an Erasmus exchange at the University of Bologna. He is still involved in the project as a volunteer.

Victoria Marie Mostue was a student at the Department of Philosophy, Classics, and the History of Art and Ideas of the University of Oslo, where she completed her MA in Latin Language and Ancient Culture in 2020. She previously studied Divinity and Classics at the University of Edinburgh. Between 2018 and 2020, Victoria contributed to the edition, translation and digitisation of Fascist Latin texts. Her position was funded by the Department of Philosophy, Classics and the History of Art and Ideas at the University of Oslo.

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.