Members

Professors

Prof. Dr. Klaas Bentein 

Research interests
cultural contact, digital humanities, Greek lexicology and morpho-syntax, linguistics, multimodality and social semiotics, mulilingualism, non-literary writing

 

Prof. Dr. Kristoffel Demoen

Research interests
late antique and medieval Greek literature (esp. poetry), literary translation, cultural memory

 

Prof. Dr. Koen De Temmerman

Research interests
ancient fiction, biography, hagiography, ancient rhetoric, physiognomy, narratology, literary theory, character(ization)

 

Prof. Dr. Marco Formisano

Research interests
literature and poetics from Late Antiquity, ancient literature of knowledge, acts and passions of the early Christian martyrs, the Panegyrici Latini, comparative literature, genre studies 

 

Prof. Dr. Giovanbattista Galdi

Research interests
latin linguistics, syntax, semantics, late Latin, epigraphy

 

Prof. Dr. Lieve Van Hoof

Research interests
Greek and Latin epistolography, rhetoric, lobbying

 

Prof. Dr. Peter Van Nuffelen

Research interests
Christianity, historiography, philosophy, political and cultural history

 

Prof. Dr. Frank Vermeulen

Research interests
Roman landscape and settlement archaeology, Roman urbanism, non-invasive surveys 

Postdoctoral researchers

Dr. Simon Aerts

Research interests
latin linguistics, tense system, quantitative analysis

 

Dr. Yasmine Amory

Research interests
documentary papyrology, paleography, Greek and Coptic epistolography, communication practices, politeness

 

Dr. Nicolò D’Alconzo

Research interests
ancient Greek novels, fiction, ekphrasis, ancient reception of novels

 

Dr. Wieke de Neef

Research interests
landscape archaeology, geophysical prospections

 

         Research interests
         Second Sophistic, Philostratus, reception of Homer, history of scholarship, literary periodization

 

Dr. Olivier Demerre

Research interests
Latin imperial literature, ancient Greek and Latin prose fictions, didactic poetry, ancient rhetoric, ancient criticism, the interface between rhetorical theory and literature, conceptualizations and definitions of style in Imperial period

 

Dr. Bram Fauconnier

Research interests
epigraphy, synods

 

Dr. Simon Ford

Research interests
Syriac literature and Christianity, ecclesiastical history, hagiography, canon law, social and cultural history of the late antique near East, samaritan studies

 

Dr. Adeline Hoffelinck

Research interests
Roman urbanism and economy

 

Dr. Claire Rachel Jackson

Research interests
ancient fiction, ancient Greek novels, theory of fiction, reception of ancient novels in Late Antiquity and Byzantium

 

Dr. Fokelien Kootstra

Research interests
arabic, linguistics

 

Dr. Sadi Maréchal

Research interests
Roman and Late Roman archaeology, Roman bathing and villa culture

 

Dr. Marianna Mazzola

Research interests
Syriac literature, history, and political thought

 

Dr. Vicente Flores Militello

         Research interests
         Late antique poetry (Satire, Epic), Imperial Period, Claudian, Art-Literature

 

Dr. Chiara Monaco

Research interests
lexicography, atticism

 

Dr. Mara Nicosia

Research interests
Greek and Syriac in contact, Syriac rhetoric, Syriac education, reception of Greek culture in the Middle East, reception of Greek novels in Late Antique Middle East

 

Dr. Rachele Ricceri

Research interests
Byzantine poetry, Greek paleography, textual criticism

 

Dr. Tine Scheijnen

Research interests
Troy narratives, western romance, heroic characterization

 

Dr. Joanne Vera Stolk

Research interests

Linguistics, papyrology, language standardization, Greek case system, language contact

 

Dr. Devi Taelman

Research interests
Roman landscape archaeology, marble studies

 

Dr. Dimitri Van Limbergen

Research interests
Roman economic archaeology and history, Agricultural economy

 

Dr. Julie Van Pelt

Research interests
literary theory, hagiography, ancient fiction, Byzantine literature 

 

Dr. Vince Van Thienen

Research interests

anthropology, achaeometrical research, material culture studies

 

Dr. Lieven Verdonck

Research interests
Roman urban survey, Georadar prospections 

 

Dr. Jeroen Wijnendaele

Research interests
military history, barbarians, history of violence, institutional history, political history, warlordism

PhD candidates

Alexandros Antoniadis

Research interests
Late antique literature and poetics, Claudian, latin epic

 

Antonia Apostolakou

Research interests
Greek linguistics, non-literary texts, multilingualism, scripturality

 

Yannis Brichant

         Research interests
         late Roman aristocracy, imperial elite, prosopography

 

Eleonora Cattafi

Research interests
Greek linguistics, non-literary texts, relativisation

 

Serena Causo

Research interests
documentary papyrology, materiality, administrative and legal texts, genre

 

Marilena de Gregorio

Research interests
Latin culinary handbooks, Apicius, Athinus

 

Geert de Mol

Research interests
Greek linguistics, non-literary texts, orthography

 

Giovanni Gomiero

         Research interests
         History of Syriac Christianity, late antique Syriac Historiography and Hagiography, East Syrian Monasticism, social and institutional history of Middle East

 

Emma Barbara Huig

         Research interests
         Italo-Greek hagiography, concept of fiction, characterization

 

Amber Ivanov

Research interests
The martyr act of Saint Thecla

 

Marijke Kooijman

Research interests
letters in Council Acts of Chalcedon

 

Ezra la Roi

Research interests
Greek linguistics, counterfactuality, diachronic linguistics

 

Bruno Marien

Research interests
recommendation letters

 

Giorgia Nicosia

Research interests
Syriac literature and history, translations from Greek into Syriac

 

Tim Ongenae

Research interests
Latin linguistics, labile verbs, historical linguistics, diachronic linguistics, linguistic typology, syntax, semantics

 

Alessandro Papini

Research interests
Latin linguistics, epigraphy, sub-standard Latin, sociolinguistics, Latin vowel system

 

Emmanuel Roumanis

Research interests
Greek linguistics, Atticism, register, lexis

 

Nina Van der Sype

         Research interests
late Latin poetry, elegiac writing, ageing studies, age in Antique literature

 

Leila Williamson

         Research interests
         Latin literature, Venantius Fortunatus, ecocriticism, ecopoetics

 

Matthijs Zoeter

Research interests
letters of Basil, Symmachus

Associate members

Dr. Benjamin De Vos

Research interests
early Christian and apologetic literature, literary theory, ancient and late ancient philosophy

 

Dr. Annelies Lannoy

Research interests
early Christianity, history of the study of ancient religions, history of scholarship, intellectual history, Judaism

 

Prof. Dr. Danny Praet

Research interests
classical and early medieval philosophy, early Christianity