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ASH-members Emily Hemelrijk (em. Professor of Ancient History) and Anne-Lot Hoek (PhD candidate in History) have been nominated for the Libris Geschiedenis Prijs 2022. The prize is awarded to the best Dutch book on history written for a non-academic audience.

Emily Hemelrijk's work is titled Verborgen levens, publieke figuren: Romeinse vrouwen buiten Rome, and investigates the public roles of Roman women as patrons, priestesses and benefactors outside of Rome. For the same work, she received the Homerus Prize, awarded by the Nederlands Klassiek Verbond (Dutch Classical Association), yearly awarded to a book that best bridges the ancient and contemporary world. 

Anne-Lot Hoek's De Strijd om Bali: imperialisme, verzet en onafhankelijkheid 1846-1950 focuses on the guerrilla war on Bali, fought as part of the Indonesian War of Independence between 1946-1949, on the basis of archival research and many interviews. Her work was nominated or the J.M. Brusseprijs 2022, yearly awarded to the best Dutch journalistic book. Earlier, Anne-Lot was awarded the 2020 ASH Valorisation Prize.  

Prof. dr. E.A. (Emily) Hemelrijk

Faculty of Humanities