N.G.A.M. Roymans

prof. dr.

1990 …2019
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Nico Roymans (1954) is full professor of Northwest European archaeology at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam since 1998. His research interests include the social organisation of Late Iron Age societies, the archaeology of Celto-Germanic societies and their integration into the Roman world, ethnicity and ethnogenesis in the Roman empire, and the archaeology of mass violence and genocide in antiquity. He acquired and directed 8 major research projects, each including several sub-projects for PhD students and/or postdocs, with themes as and Since 2016 he is director of the project Portable Antiquities in the Netherlands, aimed at a systematic registration of small metal finds in private collections.

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  • Centraal College van Dekundigen | Gouda | Collegelid | 2014-01-02 - present

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Research Output 1990 2019

Gold, Germanic foederati and the end of imperial power in the Late Roman North

Roymans, N. G. A. M., 2017, Social dynamics in the Northwest Frontiers of the Late Roman empire. Beyond decline or transformation. Roymans, N., Heeren, S. & De Clercq, W. (eds.). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, p. 57-80 24 p. (Amsterdam Archaeological Studies; no. 26).

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

Conquest, mass violence and ethnic stereotyping: Investigating Caesar's actions in the Germanic frontier zone

Roymans, N., 11 Oct 2019, In : Journal of Roman Archaeology. 32, p. 439-458 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalReview articleAcademicpeer-review

military engineering
state formation
Open Access

Reconsidering the Roman conquest: New archaeological perspectives

Roymans, N. & Fernández-Göt, M., 11 Oct 2019, In : Journal of Roman Archaeology. 32, p. 415-420 6 p.

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Roman Archaeology

Activities 2001 2018

Session organiser: Recording schemes for artefacts found by private collectors: approaches, opportunities and challenges

Stijn Heeren (Chair), N.G.A.M. Roymans (Chair)
31 Aug 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventSeminarAcademic

24e Romeinensymposium

A.M.J. Derks (Chair), N.G.A.M. Roymans (Organiser)
14 Dec 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventConferenceAcademic

Mapping migrations. The application of strontium isotopes in Dutch cultural heritage research

N.G.A.M. Roymans (Examiner)
8 Dec 2017

Activity: PhD thesis ExaminationPhD thesis examination