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I am an Assistent Professor of Greek and Latin Education (Vakdidactiek GTC en LTC) at the University of Amsterdam and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Currently I work in the project 'Meesterschap in de Vakdidactiek Geesteswetenschappen', an initiative of several Dutch universities to stimulate research focusing on learning and instruction in the humanities. 


My research specialisms are Latin Linguistics and Narratology and Learning and Instruction of Ancient Greek and Latin languages and cultures. I am especially interested in how (Latin) narrators use linguistic and narratological means to present their narratives, and how readers, including learners, use these means to come to text comprehension.

PhD students

  • D. (David) Stienaers MA, 
    Subject:Report in Latin War Narrative
    Vrije Universiteit, FGW
  • C. (Kokkie) van Oeveren, DUDOC-Alfa
    Promotores: Caroline Kroon and Jos Beishuizen
    Subject: Integrating language and culture in the teaching of Greek and Latin Languages and Cultures in secondary education.
    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, FGW and FGB
  • S. (Suzanne) Luger, DUDOC-Alfa
    Promotores: Caroline Kroon and Gert Rijlaarsdam
    Subject: Teaching translation skills to learners of Latin in secondary education.
    University of Amsterdam, FGW and RICDE, RTLE

  • C. (Chelsea) O'Brien, NWO lerarenbeurs
    Promotor: Gert Rijlaarsdam
    Subject: Metacognitive skills of higly intelligent learners of Latin.
    University of Amsterdam, RICDE, RTLE


Subjects on which I teach and have thaught are, for instance, Latin Linguistics, Vergil, Livy and Pedagogical Content Knowledge of Ancient Greek and Latin languages and cultures. 
In addition to teaching within the Bachelor and Master programmes of the Amsterdam Centre of Ancient Studies and Archeology, I coordinate and teach post-graduate courses for teachers of Ancient Greek and Latin languages and cultures.

Ancillary activities

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Last mutation Ancillary Activities: Amsterdam(2015-05-29)

Research Output 2002 2017

Geef leerlingen ruimte om de Aeneis te interpreteren.

Adema, S. M. 2017 In : Lampas. 50, 1, p. 96-114

Research output: ProfessionalArticle

Griekse taal en cultuur en Latijnse taal en cultuur in de lerarenopleiding

Adema, S. M. 2017 Kennisbasis Lerarenopleiders. Katern 3: Inhoud en vakdidactiek op de lerarenopleidingen. Geerdink, G. & Pauw, I. (eds.). Eindhoven, p. 249-256

Research output: ProfessionalChapter

Open Access

Speech and thought in Latin war narratives. Words of Warriors.

Adema, S. M. 2017 Leiden, Boston: Brill.

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewBook