Han Lamers er tilsatt som førsteamanuensis i klassiske språk

Lamers forsker på antikkens tekster, bilder og ideer, og hvilken plass de har i senere epoker. Han er født i 1984, og avla doktorgrad ved Universitetet i Leiden i 2013.

Han Lamers 

Lamers har vært postdoktor ved Humboldt-universitetet i Berlin, universitetet i Ghent, og KU Leuven, og han har mottatt forskningsstøtte fra det nederlandske forskningsrådet (NWO), forskningsstiftelsen i Flandern (the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO)), Berlin senter for vitenskapshistorie (Centre for the History of Knowledge (MPIWG)), og Volkswagen Foundation.

Lamers er medlem av redaksjonsådene for International Journal of the Classical Tradition og den nye serien Recollection: Experimental Reflections on Texts, Images, and Ideas.

Lamers ser fram til å jobbe sammen med alle nye kolleger på IFIKK, og holder på å lære seg norsk. I mellomtiden presenterer han sin forskning og undervisning på engelsk:

“My research focuses on the continued presence and relevance of ancient texts, images, and ideas in later periods, especially the early modern and modern period. Together with Bettina Reitz-Joosse (University of Groningen) I am for example leading a project on the use of the Latin language under Fascism (more information is on the project’s website). Additionally, I am interested in the history of ideas and scholarship. In particular, I am studying the ways in which scholars have approached the classical tradition. In this context, I am now completing a booklet-length essay on the Czech-German art historian Anton Springer. In 1862, Springer introduced the idea of an ‘afterlife of antiquity’ (Nachleben der Antike) long before the Warburg-circle and classical scholars would give new meaning to the concept. The essay will be published in the series Studies in Iconology of Peeters, later this year.

At the University of Oslo, I will be teaching a number of BA and MA modules as well as PhD courses. This term, I teach the course “Antikken gjennom tidene” (ANT1500), and I am also responsible for the Classics Seminar (ANT 4502, the program is here). Next term, I will participate, among other things, in a PhD workshop in Rome, and I am thinking about setting up an MA-course on “Antiquity and European Ideologies”, dealing with the many ways in which ancient texts, images, and ideas have played a role in the ideologies that co-shaped European history (nationalism, modernism, feminism, to name just three).

I have already met many nice and helpful colleagues and also some students, and I am looking forward to working with them. Also, I am looking forward to continue learning Norwegian!”

Av Ellen Evju Jahr
Publisert 29. jan. 2018 14:31 - Sist endret 30. jan. 2018 11:22