Sofie Remijsen, lecturer of Ancient History and vice-director of ASH, has been awarded a Vidi grant from the Dutch Research Council (NWO) for research that she will carry out at the UvA.
Lived time in late-antique Egypt
Historians and specialists in ancient languages investigate how people in ancient Egypt used and experienced time in their daily lives. They want to understand how people dealt with profound societal changes from about AD 250 to 750 (such as Christianisation or the Arab conquest) and the resulting social tensions.
The Vidi gives researchers who have already spent several years doing postdoctoral research the opportunity to develop their own innovative lines of research and set up a dedicated research group.
In this round a total of 402 researchers applied for a Vidi grant from NWO, of which 78 were successful (19%). Each researcher will receive up to €800,000.