1990 …2017
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Research

My main field of interest are the northwestern provinces of the Roman empire. Since I was trained in classics as well as archaeology, I have always had a strong interest in Latin epigraphy. In most of my work, I try to combine archaeological, historical as well as epigraphic evidence.

My doctoral dissertation (1998) was about religious change in Roman Gaul, a topic that continues to have my interest. My recent work in this field has focused on the material dimensions of rituals of the human life course. More broadly, I am also interested in other areas of identity construction, particularly those generated by the Roman army. I have been working on seal-boxes and the latinization of the Lower Rhine frontier area, on constructs of ethnic identity in inscriptions of Batavian and other auxiliary soldiers, and on combs and bodily appearance of Roman army soldiers.

In the recent past I co-directed with my colleague prof. N. Roymans two NWO-financed research projects on Roman villa landscapes in the North: economy, culture, life-styles (2006-2010) and on the The villa of Hoogeloon and the settlement at Riethoven. Key sites in the Roman rural landscape of the Lower Rhine frontier zone between limes and loess (2010-2014), the main results of which are available in two volumes in the series Amsterdam Archaeological Studies.

 

Teaching

My teaching is mostly related to my research interests and includes both courses in the Bachelor's as well as the Master's programme in Archaeology. Apart from a BA1 introductory course and an Honours course on the Impact of an empire, I teach (or take part in) modules on Roman Gaul and the German provinces (BA2), on Theory in archaeology (BA2), the Roman countryside (MA), The Objects of Religion (MA), and on Ethnicity (ResearchMA). One of my nicest experiences as a teacher is the annual inter-university master’s course on Latin epigraphy on location in Rome which is organized in close cooperation with MasterLanguage, the Research school for Classics OIKOS and the Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome.

 

Ancillary activities

  • Member of the International Committee of the journal Gallia (since 2012).
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the journal Archaeological Dialogues (since 2015)

 

Ancillary activities

  • VUhbs B.V. | Amsterdam | Commissaris | 2012-05-31
  • Hendrik Brunsting Stichting | Amsterdam | Bestuurslid | 2014-01-02

Ancillary activities are updated daily

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Research Output 1990 2017

Ein Bronzeblech mit Punzinschrift der 10. Legion aus Kessel (Niederlande)

Derks, A. M. J., 2017, In : Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik. 2017, 201, p. 270-272 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Rural habitation in the area of the Texuandri (Southern Netherlands/Northern Belgium)

Roymans, N. G. A. M. & Derks, T., Dec 2017, Gallia rustica 1. Les campagnes du nord-est de la Gaule, de la fin de l'Âge du Fer à l'antiquité tardive. Bordeaux, p. 97-123 27 p. (Mémoires; vol. 49)

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

regional research
community research
Belgium
rural community
Netherlands

Zwei Fragmente eines Militärdiploms aus Hoogeloon (NL)

Derks, A. M. J., 2017, In : Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik. 2017, 201, p. 273-276 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

A Roman villa in a peripheral region. Rural habitation in the area of the Texuandri (Southern Netherlands / Northern Belgium)

Roymans, N. G. A. M. & Derks, A. M. J., 2016, Méthode d'analyse des différents paysages ruraux dans le nord-est de la Gaule romaine. Redde, M. (ed.). Paris, p. 159-181 23 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

peripheral region
sandy soil
urban community

Catalogus van graven

Derks, A. M. J. & Panhuysen, R., 2015, Een Romeins heiligdom en een vroegmiddeleeuws grafveld bij Buchten (L).. Derks, A. M. J. & De Fraiture, B. (eds.). Amersfoort: Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed, p. 59-81 23 p. (Rapportage Archeologische Monumentenzorg; no. 226)

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademic

Activities 2001 2017

  • 16 Conference
  • 16 Lecture / Presentation
  • 2 Editorial work

23e Romeinensymposium, 2017

Derks, A. M. J. (Organiser), Roymans, N. G. A. M. (Organiser)
2017

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22e Romeinensymposium

Derks, A. M. J. (Organiser), Roymans, N. G. A. M. (Organiser)
16 Dec 2016

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21e Romeinensymposium

Derks, A. M. J. (Organiser), Roymans, N. G. A. M. (Organiser)
18 Dec 2015

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20e Romeinensymposium

Derks, A. M. J. (Organiser), Roymans, N. G. A. M. (Organiser)
12 Dec 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventConferenceAcademic

19e Romeinensymposium

Roymans, N. G. A. M. (Speaker), Derks, A. M. J. (Speaker)
13 Dec 2013

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic