Ancient History Day 2018

February 2, 2018, Groningen University, Harmony 1313.0309


11:00-11:15                 Welcome & Coffee / Tea


11:15-12:00                 Branko van Oppen (Allard Pierson): ‘Ptolemaic Seal Impressions from Edfu’

12:00-12:45                 Rianne Hermans (RUG/UvA): ‘The Rex Nemorensis reconsidered: Theatre and religion in the sanctuary of Diana at Nemi’


12:45-14:00                 Lunch in the Academy Building restaurant


14:00-14:45                 Eelco Glas (RUG): ‘The Exemplary Use of the Past in Josephus’ Contemporary History’

14:45-15:30                 Dennis Jussen (RU): ‘You Never Walk Alone – Entering the City of Rome and the Constraints of Tradition’


15:30-15:45                 Coffee / Tea Break


15:45-16:45                 Keynote lecture by Zahra Newby (Warwick): ‘Staging the City: community, identity and hierarchy in the theatre at Hierapolis (Phrygia)’


16:45-17:15                 Presentation of the volume Strategies of Remembering in Greece under Rome (100 BC-100 AD). Publications of the Netherlands Institute at Athens VI with Winfred van de Put (NIA) and the editors


17:30-18:30                 Drinks at café De Sleutel, Noorderhaven 72


18:30-20:30                 Dinner at Kaap Noord, Noorderhaven 63



Please register for the conference by sending an email to Inger Kuin at n.i.kuin at by January 15 at the latest, indicating whether or not you would like to stay for dinner. Registration is free of charge, including lunch and drinks. The dinner is not included.


The Ancient History Day 2018 is supported by generous contributions from the Groningen Institute for the Study of Culture (ICOG) and the OIKOS Research Group Impact of Empire.


How to get to the conference room:

After you enter the Harmony Building stay on the ground floor and follow the green line on the floor all the way to the elevators. Take the elevator or the stairs to the 2nd floor. Exit the elevator on the left and enter the 13 building (there is a sign above the door). To get to the entrance of room 309 go left and then right.