Start of a New Academic Year Full of Anchoring Innovation

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New year, new people

After a restful and sunny summer break we are happy to start a new academic year. In 2022-2023, Anchoring Innovation is very happy to welcome 14 (!) new researchers: 6 PhD candidates and 8 postdoctoral researchers start working on their projects within their respective universities all across the country. Keep an eye on our project page, where these new colleagues will introduce their projects in the upcoming months.

New year, new events

Our summer started very good, with two larger events: Susanna de Beer, Ruben Poelstra and Louis Verreth organized the workshop 'The Return of the Golden Age' at the Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome (KNIR) and Merlijn Breunesse, Caterina Fossi and Koen Vacano organized the workshop 'Constructing Fantastical Worlds' at the University of Amsterdam. In addition to these Anchoring events, our research program contributed to two conferences: one on the year 480 BC at the Soeterbeeck Centre, where scholars from around the globe reconsidered this chronological anchor of Archaic and Classical Greece, and one on meteorology at Utrecht University.

In the upcoming academic year we look forward to meeting everyone again at one of our scheduled events. In two days time, Tazuko van Berkel, Matthew Payne and Antje Wessels organize the workshop 'Sound Matters', on sound and digital humanities (Leiden University). Another workshop in planned for October 7, when Chiara Cecconi, Glyn Muitjens and Caroline Welslau discuss the 'Senses in Ancient Philosophy and Science' (Utrecht University). A third workshop takes place on December 1-2 at Groningen University: 'Anchoring Ancient Colonization', organized by Jeremia Pelgrom and Marleen Termeer.

In addition to these wonderful events, organized by members of our research team, Anchoring Innovation is looking forward to two main events in the upcoming months: the semiannual Expert Meeting (24-25 November) and our next large conference: 'Anchoring the Invention of Writing in Ancient Societies' (Leiden University, 15-17 December).

Regular updates about all our events will be posted on our social media channels (Twitter: @anchoring_oikos | LinkedIn: Anchoring Innovation) and, of course, on this website.

New year, new application rounds

After a few successful application rounds that brought us many new colleagues, we schedule one more large application round. Early fall (late September/early October) the job advertisements for our PhD positions will be posted on our Jobs Page, followed by our PD positions early 2023. Deadline for all these positions will be late April/early May. Preferred starting date for all these positions will be 1 September 2023.

So stay tuned and keep an eye on our socials and/or website if you are (or know) someone who is looking for an academic position in the wider field of Classics!

Please feel free to contact the Anchoring Innovation office if you have any questions via