Papers and talks
6-02.2019 - Royal Holloway, University London, Onno van Nijf will give the annual DABIS lecture of the Department of Classics on our project
31.01.2019 - Groningen, Formal launch of Connecting the Greeks
29.01.2019 - Warwick University, Onno van Nijf gave a lecture on the project to our colleagues in a project on the Materiality of Graeco-Roman festivals, directed by Prof. Z. Newby
19.06.2018 - Oldenburg, Onno van Nijf gave a seminar on ancient festival networks & the project at the Seminar für Alte Geschichte, Oldenburg University (16-18)
08.12.2017 - Gent, Presentation of the database project Connected Contests at the international workshop Digital Tools for Ancient Historians, organised by the Roman Society Research Center: http://www.rsrc.ugent.be/digital_tools
15.11.2017 - Tours: 'Les concours grecs dans les périodes hellénistiques et romaines: le développement d’un réseau agonistique' Seminaire, Université de Tours - François Rabelais
25.08.2017 - Bournemouth: 'Whose network? Complex festival networks in the Graeco-Roman World', paper on project presented at The Connected Past 2017: The Future of Past Networks?, Executive Business Center/University of Bournemouth
27.05.2017 - St. Andrews: 'The Cyclades and the agonistic cycle' paper presented at conference Landscapes of Movement, University of St. Andrews
12.05.2017 - Leiden: 'Connected Contests' paper on project presented at the Leiden Center for Data Science meeting, University of Leiden
9.05.2017 - Rome: 'Experiencing Roman power at Greek contests: Romaia in the Greek festival network' paper presented at the conference 'Regarding Roman power' Ecole fançaise de Rome
18-19.03.2017 - Oxford: 'Panhellenic politics. Festivals as multiscalar network tools in the Hellenistic world', paper presented at conference Religious Interactions in the Hellenistic World, Lincoln College, Oxford University
25.05.2015 - Mannheim: 'Connecting the Greek world. Panhellenic festivals and the development of athletic networks in the Hellenistic Greek East', paper presented at the Tagung: Sport in der Epoche des Hellenismus, Universität Mannheim
Several concepts underlying this project are developed during university talks and courses including:
2013-current - University of Groningen: BA 3rd year course, Blue Networks. Social networks in the pre-modern Mediterranean World
2016-2017 - University of Groningen: MA course, Athletes and Oracles. Sport and Festivals in Ancient Greece
2016-2017 - University of Groningen: BA course, Sport in history, culture and the media
On 1 February we have launched or new NWO-funded research project Connecting the Greeks - multiscalar festival networks in the Hellenistic world. Read the full blog for a nice group photo.
Presentation of our Project in Warwick
On 29 January 2019 Onno van Nijf will present the Connecting the Greeks project at the University of Warwick. He is invited by Prof. Zahra Newby who directs a project on the Materiality of Graeco-Roman festivals. We are looking forward to further collaboration with our colleagues at Warwick.
4 year NWO funding for Connecting the Greeks
We have just received funding for our project Connecting the Greeks: multi-scalar festivals in the Hellenistic world ...
Fellowships for Onno van Nijf
Onno van Nijf is the recipient of a Visiting Fellowship of the British Academy that he will hold at Royal Holloway University of London from September 2018 to February 2019, together with a visiting fellowship at the Institute of Classical Studies. During the Fellowship Onno will work on a study of agonistic festivals, and continue work on the database.
Moretti's Imperial Olympionikai and Brunet's Ephesian athletes online
For the past two months, we have been entering data from two prosopographies, viz. the athletes from the Imperial period listed in Moretti's 'Olympionikai' (1957) and Brunet's collection of Ephesian athletes, from his 1998 dissertation, 'Greek Athletes in the Roman World: The Evidence from Ephesos'. Save some problematic cases, we are happy to announce that we will finish working on these lists this week. Users can now search through the data of over 500 athletes and musicians who won more than 3000 victories. And for those of you who wondered: no, these over 3000 victories are not largely made up of Emperor Nero's 1808 victories (as claimed by Cassius Dio). Only the victories by Nero that are linked to actual festivals in ancient sources have been added to the database as separate victories. The almost eighty recorded victories by Valerius Eklektos have of course been added separately.
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