Publications

Jacqueline Klooster‘s article ‘Solon of Athens as a Precedent for Plutarch’s Authorial Persona’ has been pre-published online in Mnemosyne. She argues that Plutarch creates a precedent for his authorial persona of wise but modest adviser of the ruling class under the Roman empire in the figure of the Athenian sage Solon, presumably inspired by the fact that Herodotus used Solon as a text-internal alter ego. It can be accessed here.

In July 2017 Inger Kuin participated in an online project of De Volkskrant to come up with 21 ideas to improve the internet. Her suggestion, drawing on the idea of anchoring innovation, is no. 19 and can be accessed here.

The proceedings of the International Conference ‘Anchoring in Antiquity,’ which took place December 17-20, 2015 are now online at the Anchoring Innovation website, and the new work of several After the Crisis-researchers can be accessed there freely.

In October Inger Kuin published an op-ed in the Dutch daily newspaper Trouw about the value of teaching Ancient History and Classics in the university – even to students majoring in Medicine. The (Dutch) article is titled “Reading Homer is not such a bad idea after all” (the link will take you to the PDF).

This summer Onno van Nijf published an article in Geschiedenis Magazine about post-war forgiveness, memory, and forgetting in antiquity, drawing in particular on examples from ancient Athens. The (Dutch) article is titled “The oath of forgetfulness” (the link will take you to the PDF).