Core Course Interdisciplinary Theme-Ethnicity


Course Objective

This course explores theoretical approaches and key concepts used in
recent interdisciplinary research of ethnic identities in Antiquity.

Course Content

Key topics include ethnicity and power, ethnicity and language,
ethnicity and religion, multi-ethnicity, as well as material culture and
texts as sources for our knowledge of ethnic identifications and
relations. Topics are taken from the entire ancient Mediterranean and
adjacent regions. After an introduction into social scientific theories
concerning ethnic identity and nationalism, we will discuss the
discourse of the 'barbarian' in Greek literature, the development and
continuous redefinition of Greek identity and the ethnogenesis of the

Teaching Methods


Method of Assessment

Presentation (week 6) (20%). A paper of 6000 - 8000 words (including
footnotes and bibliography) on an aspect of ethnicity in Antiquity, to
be submitted in Week 8 of the period (80%).

Entry Requirements

Bachelor degree in Archaeology, Classics, Ancient Studies, Ancient
History, or a similar field of study.


Articles will be made available through Canvas.

Target Audience

Research Master students Classics & Ancient Civilizations.

Additional Information

This course (6 ec) alternates (in combination with a specialization
module or tutorial (6 ec)) on a yearly basis with the other core course
‘Text and Matter’(12 ec). The course will not be taught in 2018-19.

General Information

Course Code L_AAMPOHS010
Credits 6 EC
Course Level 500
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Course Coordinator dr. mr. R.J. Allan
Examiner dr. mr. R.J. Allan
Teaching Staff dr. mr. R.J. Allan
dr. A.M.J. Derks
prof. dr. R.B. ter Haar Romeny

Practical Information

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Last-minute registration is available for this course.

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