Han Lamers

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Han Lamers joined the Department of Philosophy, Classics, and the History of Art and Ideas in January 2018 (Associate Professor, 2018-2019; Full Professor from 23.08.2019). 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. His research focuses on many aspects of the classical tradition, especially in early modern and modern Europe, as well as the history of (classical) scholarship.

Before coming to Oslo, Lamers was postdoctoral research fellow at the Humboldt-University of Berlin, the University of Ghent, and KU Leuven and received research fellowships from the Dutch Research Council (NWO), the Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO), the Berlin Centre for the History of Knowledge (MPIWG), and the Volkswagen Foundation. He was also Visiting Professor at the Department of Art History of the University of Leuven (Spring 2019).

Lamers was guest editor of the European Review of History (2014), the International Journal of the Classical Tradition (2018), and History of Humanities (2020) and is member of the editorial board of the International Journal of the Classical Tradition. He also is in the advisory board of JOLCEL, a brand-new open-access journal on the cultural history of Latin (first issue in June 2019).

In addition to doing research, Lamers taught classes and courses in the fields of Classics and the classical tradition, Renaissance literature and history, and the history of Classics and Art History.

He is also Research Fellow at the Department of Art History of the KU Leuven and academic member of the Heterodox Academy.


Ongoing research projects

  • Lamers is principal investigator of the international research project "New Signs of Antiquity: The Uses of Latin in the Public Culture of Italian Fascism, 1922-1943", funded by the Research Council of Norway (2021-2025).
  • Together with Bettina-Reitz-Joosse (Groningen), Lamers is coordinating a research project studying the uses of the classical languages under Fascism. The project is part of the Anchoring Innovation research agenda of OIKOS and is also supported by the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Oslo. More information can be found on the project's website. PhD student: Nicolò Bettegazzi. Research assistant: Victoria Mostue.
  • Together with Barbara Baert (Leuven), Lamers is coordinating a research initiative entitled "Kairós, or the Right Moment: Nachleben and Iconology". In this context, he studies the early modern lexicography of kairós and the relationship between the concepts of kairós and Nachleben in the modern scholarship. This project is supported by a grant of the University of Leuven. PhD student: Stephanie Heremans. Postdoctoral Researcher: Laura Tack.
  • Additional (individual) research initiatives: critical edition with commentary and translation of Manilio Cabacio Rallo's Iuueniles ingenii lusus (Renaissance Society of America Texts and Studies Series) and a monograph concerning "European Greekness: The Early Modern Appropriation of Hellenism and its Discontents" (longer-term project).


  • ANT1100 Antikkens verden/The Ancient World (Fall 2019; Fall 2020; Fall 2021)
  • ANT1500 Antikken gjennom tidene/The Classical Tradition (Spring 2018; Spring 2019; Spring 2020; Spring 2021)
  • ANT4502 Classics seminar (Spring 2018, Fall 2021)
  • ANT4500 Antiquity in European ideologies (Fall 2018)
  • ANT4501 Heritage: Premodern Perspectives (Fall 2021)

  • LAT1401 Caesar (Fall 2019)
  • LAT1404 Latin epic poetry (Spring 2021)
  • LAT2400 Tematisk tekstseminar i latin (Spring 2021, Fall 2021)
  • LAT4109 Neo-Latin Literature (Fall 2019)
  • LAT2407/LAT4407 Seneca's Epistulae morales (Fall 2018)
  • LAT2404/LAT4303 Late antique and medieval Latin texts (Spring 2019; Fall 2020)
  • LAT2105 Latin grammar II (Spring 2019; Spring 2021)
  • LAT2401 Augustan poetry (Spring 2019)
  • LAT3190 Bacheloroppgave i latin (Fall 2019; Spring 2020; Spring 2021)
  • LAT4403 Vergil (Spring 2021)
  • LAT4311 Latin verse satire (Fall 2019)
  • LAT4312 Augustan literature (Spring 2019)
  • LAT4309 Ovid's Metamorphoses (Fall 2021)

  • CLAS 44519 Classical Reception Studies: Key Texts and Ideas (University of Chicago, Department of Classics, Spring 2020) [cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic]
  • B-KUL-F0JC8A Iconology (KU Leuven, Department of Art History, 4 seminars, Spring 2019)

Tags: Classics, Classical tradition, Reception studies, History of scholarship, History of ideas
Published Sep. 12, 2017 11:01 AM - Last modified June 24, 2021 10:42 AM