Sofie Remijsen is associate professor of Ancient History at the University of Amsterdam since 2017. Her research focuses mainly on the culture and society of the Roman Empire, including Late Antiquity. She has a particular interest in sport and games, papyri from Egypt, and calendars and the use of time. Currently, she is leading the VIDI-project Lived Time: Using and Experiencing Time in Late-Antique Egypt.
She studied Ancient History at KULeuven (Belgium), where she obtained a Master in 2006 and a PhD in 2012. From 2013 on, she worked for four years as Juniorprofessorin für Alte Geschichte at the University of Mannheim (Germany). Her PhD research was published by Cambridge University Press: The End of Greek Athletics in Late Antiquity (2015).
In recent years, Sofie Remijsen has developed a special interest in the connection between temporal practices and identity in Late Antiquity. From 2017 to 2020, she co-coordinating the DFG-network CHRONOS. From 2022 on, she is the PI of the research project Lived Time funded by the VIDI-scheme of the NWO.
She is also one of the coordinators of the research group Cities and Settlements in the Ancient World of OIKOS and member of the editorial board of Lampas.
S. Remijsen, The End of Greek Athletics in Late Antiquity, Cambridge 2015.
C. Mann, S. Remijsen & S. Scharff (eds.), Athletics in the Hellenistic World, Stuttgart 2016.
S. Remijsen, "Living by the clock: The introduction of clock time in the Greek world," Klio 103 (2021), 1-29.
S. Remijsen, "Sporting Time and Sporting Space," in: P. Christesen, & C. Stocking (Eds.), A Cultural History of Sport in Antiquity, London 2021, 49-68.
S. Remijsen, "Only Greeks at the Olympics? Reconsidering the rule against non-Greeks at ‘panhellenic’ games’ ", Classica et Mediaevalia 67 (2019), 1-61.
S. Remijsen, “The End of the Ancient Olympics and Other Contests: Why the Agonistic Circuit Collapsed in Late Antiquity,” Journal of Hellenic Studies 135 (2015), 147–164.
S. Remijsen, “Games, Competitors and Performers in Roman Egypt,” in: W.B. Henry & P. Parsons (eds.), The Oxyrhynchus Papyri 79, London 2014, 190-206.
S. Remijsen, “The Imperial Policy on Athletic Games in Late Antiquity,” in: Kaja Harter- Uibopuu & Thomas Kruse (eds.), Sport und Recht in der Antike, Wien 2014, 329-347.
S. Remijsen, “Greek Athletics in Egypt: Status Symbol and Lifestyle,” in: P. Christesen & D. Kyle (eds.), Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Sport and Spectacle in Greek and Roman Antiquity, Malden – Oxford 2014, 349-363.
S. Remijsen, “The So-Called ‘Crown-Games’: Terminology and Historical Context of the Ancient Categories for Agones,” Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 177 (2011), 97- 109.
S. Remijsen, “Pammachon. A New Sport,” Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists 47 (2010), 185-204.
S. Remijsen, “The Introduction of the Antiochene Olympics: A Proposal for a New Date,” Greek, Roman and Byzantine Studies 50 (2010), 411-436.
W. Clarysse, S. Remijsen & M. Depauw, “Observing the Sabbath in the Roman Empire: a Case Study,” Scripta Classica Israelica 29 (2010), 51-57.
S. Remijsen, “Challenged by Egyptians: Greek Sports in the Third Century BC,” International Journal of the History of Sport 26 (2009), 246-271.
S. Remijsen & W. Clarysse, “Incest or Adoption? Brother-Sister Marriage in Roman Egypt Revisited,” Journal of Roman Studies 98 (2008), 53-61.
S. Remijsen, “The Postal Service and the Hour as a Unit of Time in Antiquity,” Historia 56 (2007), 127-140.