From February 2017 Sofie Remijsen is lecturer (UD) of Ancient History at the University of Amsterdam. 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 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. Her PhD research on the disappearance of athletic contests such as the Olympic Games was published by Cambridge University Press: The End of Greek Athletics in Late Antiquity (2015).
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. In druk.
S. Remijsen, "The Fading Allure of Greek Athletics," in: M. Burks & J. Zilcosky (eds.), The Allure of Sports, Toronto 2019. (forthcoming)
S. Remijsen, "Only Greeks at the Olympics? Reconsidering the rule against non-Greeks at ‘panhellenic’ games’ ", Classica et Mediaevalia 67 (2019). (forthcoming)
A. Benaissa & S. Remijsen, “A Sound Body and Mind,” in: K. Vandorpe (ed.), Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Graeco-Roman and Late Antique Egypt, Malden – Oxford 2018, 384-395. (forthcoming)
S. Remijsen & S. Scharff, “The Expression of Identities in Hellenistic Victor Epigrams,” in: T. Scanlon (ed.), Greek Sports and Poetry (Classics@ Issue 13), Harvard 2015: online (http://chs.harvard.edu/CHS/article/display/6059).
S. Remijsen, “Looking at Athletics in the Fourth Century. The Unification of the Spectacle Landscape in East and West,” in: R. Dijkstra, S. van Poppel & D. Slootjes (eds.), East and West in the Roman Empire of the Fourth Century. An End to Unity?, Leiden 2015, 121-146.
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, “ ‘Blushing in Such Company’? The Social Status of Athletes in Late Antiquity,” in: D. Brakke, D. Deliyannis & E. Watts (eds.), Shifting Cultural Frontiers, Farnham 2012, 199-209.
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, “The alytarches, an Olympic agonothetes,” Nikephoros 22 (2009), 129-143.
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, “Proactieve sportpolitiek in de Oudheid. Het voorbeeld van de Ptolemaeën,” Handelingen van de Koninklijke Zuid-Nederlandse Maatschappij 63 (2009), 169-187.
S. Remijsen, “Het broer-zushuwelijk in Romeins Egypte,” Historica 31 (2008), 19-21.
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.