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Carbon, Jan-Mathieu DPhil (Oxon.): Postdoctoral Fellow

Originally from Canada, Mat Carbon did his BA in Greek at Queen's University and an MA in Classics at McMaster University. His doctoral dissertation at the University of Oxford discussed how inscriptions from Caria can illuminate the cultural and religious hybridity of the region. From 2012-2014, he worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Département des Sciences de l’Antiquité of the University of Liège (Belgium), where he remains associated in the development of the Collection of Greek Ritual Norms (CGRN). As part of the Copenhagen Associations Project project, he is working on a series of papers connected to the wider subject of "Religion and the Formation of Greek Associations". The major themes of this research will involve the names of associations, their meetings and ritual calendars, as well as testamentary and heroic cult ‘foundations’. For a list of publications, please consult his Academia page.

Evers, Kasper Grønlund: PhD scholar (2012-2016)

Kasper Evers did both an MA at Lancaster University (2009) and one at Copenhagen University (2010); the latter being on the economic implications of Greco-Roman associations of traders and shippers. In 2012, he was awarded a PhD scholarship by the Faculty of Humanities, Copenhagen University, which allowed him to conduct a comprehensive study of two kinds of trust-generating institutions, associations and diasporas, in order to explain how they contributed to the economic growth of the period (ca. 400 BC to 200 AD). His other research interests include, broadly, the ancient economy and its historiography, as well as, more specifically, the Vindolanda Tablets and similar archives shedding light on the economic and social history of Antiquity ‘from below.’

Gabrielsen, Vincent, Professor, Dr: Project Director

Vincent Gabrielsen is Professor of Ancient History in the Saxo-Institute, the University of Copenhagen. His research focuses on a number of topics within the political, social and economic history of Classical Greece and the Hellenistic World. Special fields of research include naval history, Hellenistic Rhodes and banking and credit in the Hellenistic world. Among his recent publications are: ’Brotherhoods of Faith and Provident Planning: The Non-public Associations of the Greek World’, Mediterranean Historical Review 22 (2007)183-210; ’Die Kosten der athenischen Flotte in klassischer Zeit’, in F. Burrer & H. Müller (Hrsg.), Krigskosten und Kriegsfinanzierung in der Antike, 46-73 (Darmstadt, 2008); ‘The Chrysaoreis of Caria’, in P. Karlsson and S. Carlsson (eds.), Labraunda and Karia. Proceedings of an International Symposium Commemorating Sixty Years of Swedish Archaeological Work in Labraunda. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and Letters, History and Antiquity, Stockholm, November 20-21, 2008, 331-353. (Uppsala, 2011); ’Profitable Partnerships: Monopolies, Traders, Kings and Cities’, in Z.H. Archibald, J.K. Davies and V. Gabrielsen (eds.), The Economies of Hellenistic Societies, Third to First Centuries BC, 216-250 (Oxford, 2011). Besides directing the CAP, he is investigating the contribution of associations to economic activity and to the military organization of the ancient world.

Paganini, Mario C.D. DPhil (Oxon.): Postdoctoral Fellow (2012-2016), Associate Professor

Mario C. D. Paganini’s area of study is Greek documentary papyrology. After reading Classics for his undergraduate degree and Masters at the Università Cattolica di Milano, he was awarded a D.Phil. in Ancient History at the University of Oxford. His doctoral thesis dealt with the diffusion, characteristics, and developments of the gymnasium in Ptolemaic and early Roman Egypt, and its implications for the assertion of a Greek identity. For his doctoral research Mario was granted an AHRC award by the British Government, and spent a year at Universität Trier while holding a Hanseatic Scholarship from the Alfred Toepfer Stiftung F.V.S. Hamburg and a Scatcherd European Scholarship from the University of Oxford. His main research interest focuses on the social history of Egypt, in particular during the Hellenistic period, with special attention to the question of identity and status, and onomastics. The edition of unpublished papyri represents an important part of Mario’s academic interests. As a member of the Associations Project, he focuses on the ideals behind group governance and on the principles that underpin the ideological and organisational structures of private associations in the Hellenistic world.

Skaltsa, Stella DPhil (Oxon.): Postdoctoral Fellow (2011-2015), Associate professor

Stella Skaltsa did her BA in archaeology and art history at the University of Athens (2001). She obtained her M.Phil in Classical Archaeology and her D.Phil (2009) at the University of Oxford. In her D.Phil thesis she examined the gymnasion in the Hellenistic cities, focusing on the formation of the gymnasion’s built space, the running and organization of the institution. During her graduate studies in Oxford, she developed a special interest in ancient history and epigraphy, attending courses and seminars on Greek epigraphy and Hellenistic history. Before joining the Copenhagen Association Project in 2011, she was a Wiener-Anspach postdoctoral fellow at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (2009) and an adjunct lecturer at the Open University of Cyprus (2010-2013). As a member of the Copenhagen Associations Project, her research deals with the physical manifestations of associations and their impact on the articulation and transformation of the urban fabric, with the city of Rhodes and its necropolis as a major case-study. 

Thomsen, Christian Ammitzbøll, PhD: Assistant Professor, University of Copenhagen 

Christian A. Thomsen did his MA in history at the University of Copenhagen (2008). In 2010 he received a PhD scholarship, financed by the Danish Research Council for Culture and Communication,  and began research at the University of Copenhagen. His PhD project (2010-2013) focused on the private associations of Hellenistic Rhodes and their interactions with the Rhodian state and with the local political, economic and military elite. Other research interests include Greek epigraphy and the social history of Classical Greece and the Hellenistic World.

Previous members of staff

Marcel L. Lech was involved in the project as a Postdoctoral Fellow from September 2011 until February 2012.

Cazemier, Annelies DPhil (Oxon.): Postdoctoral Fellow (2011-2014)

Annelies Cazemier is an ancient historian. She completed her first degree at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam and obtained an M.St. as well as a D.Phil. degree from the University of Oxford. Her doctoral research dealt with the presence of Romans and Italians at Greek sanctuaries from the third to the first century BC. Part of her research was done in Greece with a Derby Scholarship from the Craven Committee and in Italy as a Rome Scholar at the British School in Rome. Annelies’s wider research interests concern the study of religion, Hellenistic history, Roman expansion, and the social and cultural history of the ancient Mediterranean. As part of the Copenhagen Associations Project, she worked on religious aspects of associations and on the involvement of foreigners in ancient associative life.