Who are we?

Kleos is run by an interdisciplinary editorial team of  volunteer master students, PhDs and graduates of the Amsterdam Centre for Ancient Studies and Archaeology (ACASA) of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the Universiteit van Amsterdam. Each main field – classics, ancient history and archaeology – is represented by multiple editors.

Hello! I am Iris de Fuijk. I have finished my research master Archaeology at ACASA in September 2016. I also did two bachelors at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam: history and archaeology. During my RMa I focussed on prehistoric Greece and wrote my thesis about social complexity in households in Final Neolithic Greece. Other topics I studied were the Ancient Near East and Chalcolithic Cyprus. I am mainly interested in houses/buildings and the theoretical framework of household archaeology and materiality. I have participated in multiple fieldwork projects in Greece and Cyprus (Plakari, Palloures and Karystos). Since graduation, I have been working in Dutch commercial archaeology and have recently started working at the archaeology department of the municipality of Delft. In being an editor of Kleos, I hope to gain experience in editing academic articles and to contribute to create a platform for young researchers.


Hi, I am Matthijs! I am currently finishing my research master archaeology at ACASA. Before starting this RMa I did a bachelor in Ancient Studies and in Archaeology at the VU. In my studies and research I focus on the proto-historical archaeology of central Italy (Latium Vetus), mainly during the Early Iron Age till Archaic period (ca. 800-500 BC). My main research subjects concerning this period are social structures constructed through and reflected in funerary material remains. I have participated in multiple fieldwork projects throughout Italy, foremost in the region of Latium (at the sites of Crustumerium and Satricum). As one of the new Kleos editors I hope to gain  experience in editing and publishing academic articles and help further establish the journal within the academic landscape of ancient studies and archaeology.

My name is James Dodd, and I recently gained my doctorate from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Before this, I worked in commercial archaeology and did my BA in Classical Studies and MA in Archaeology at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. My PhD research focuses on the rural economy and society in Late Antiquity and the Early Medieval period in Western Europe, with a focus on the northwestern provinces of the Roman Empire. I also have wide-ranging interests across Late Antiquity and in the field of mapping, archiving and data infrastructure. Currently I am a field archaeologist working in the United Kingdom. I’ve participated in many archaeological investigations, primarily in the UK but more recently also in Portugal. I provide the north-west European specialism for Kleos.

Hi, I am Sara! I am currently a PhD student at the UvA (AHM). Before this, I received a bachelor and a master’s degree in Archaeology and History of Arts at the University of Cagliari (Italy) and an RMa in the Mediterranean and Near Eastern Archaeology at the University of Leiden. My PhD research focuses on the Phoenician and Punic mortuary practices and their reassessment as socially constructed sensory experiences, with a focus on the colonies on the island of Sardinia (Italy) between the 6th and 3rd c. BC. I have participated in many archaeological campaigns primarily in Italy (at the sites of Tharros, Othoca, Cagliari, and S’Urachi) and also Greece (Halos). I am excited to join the multidisciplinary editorial board of Kleos. I am eager to gain experience in editing academic articles and to help new researchers to put their work out there.

Olá! Hi! My name is Sílvia, and I have a degree in Archaeology from University
of Porto (Portugal) and a master’s degree in Archaeology from the University of Minho, Braga (Portugal). As a master dissertation I developed a study focusing on analyzing at a macro level the Iron Age Landscape in a specified area in the north of Portugal. I’ve been working in preventive archaeology since 2019 while collaborating in research projects and developing my project as an independent researcher. I’ve also collaborated in several archaeological projects in Portugal and in Spain and recently participated in the KNIR internship Digital Field Survey Archaeology in Portugal. My main interest in archaeological research focuses on how Landscape Archaeology, and especially noninvasive methodologies, (survey, GIS, remote sensing) can provide a wide range of information and formulate questions about human behavior in any given time period. I’m very happy to be a part of this editorial team and eager to learn and help!

Hi, I am Aldo, currently doing an RMA in Heritage, Memory and Archaeology at the University of Amsterdam. Before I came to the Netherlands, I did my BA in Archaeology at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. I have worked as the coordinator of the Site Museum Julio C. Tello of Paracas, I have done commercial archaeology on urban areas of the Peruvian coast and on the Amazonian Basin, I have been part of several research projects in the Andes and also co-directed one on the Nazca Highlands about warfare during the Late Intermediate Period of the Central Andes (1000-1470 CE). My main interests right now are about materiality and the political aspects of it, with a focus on the Andean region. I am looking forward to being a part of the multidisciplinary group of Kleos and helping fellow young researchers publish their work!

My name is Manon van der Maas and I have recently finished my Research Master in Ancient Studies at Utrecht University. Before this, I did my bachelor in History at the UU as well, though I also made sure I did a minor in Archaeology. In my research, I focus on the archaeology and history of archaic Attica (ca. 800-500 BC) and I am predominantly interested in the rise of the Athenian polis on this peninsula and the development of an Athenian religious system. However, my interests are broader than that, as I have also done some work on the rise of Christianity (mainly on Christian apologetics and their texts). For several years now I have also been participating in an archaeological campaign in Greece at the site of the Athenian deme of Thorikos. As an editor for Kleos, I hope to broaden my experience in editing and the publishing industry. I am very excited to join the editorial board and to help young researchers publish their work!

Hi, my name is Arjen! I have just finished my RMA in Ancient Studies at Utrecht University and MSc in War and Psychiatry at King’s College London. I am a Roman historian at heart, and I am particularly interested in socio-psychological approaches to the ancient world. In my research I focus on individual and collective responses to war, borrowing theoretical and conceptual frameworks from present military psychiatry. I thoroughly enjoy the writing and editing process, and I am therefore looking forward to joining the Kleos editorial team and help and stimulate young researchers publish their ideas!

My name is Reinier Langerak. In 2020 I finished the RMA Ancient, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies at the University of Utrecht after previously having completed the BA History there. My historical interests lie primarily with the manner in which Roman emperors tried to legitimize their reigns and, specifically , how some Roman historiographers attempted to undermine these efforts. Especially the way the historiographical denial of the legitimacy of  emperors became over time bound to certain formulae and tropes fascinates me. For my Master thesis I examined how the Severan empresses were used in Roman historiography as archetypal rhetorical devices to criticize their imperial male kin. Constants in my research are the depiction of women and the East in the Roman imagination. I am excited to join the Kleos team and to come into contact with fresh and inspiring research!

My name is Hanna Hoogenraad. I recently finished my research master Classics and Ancient Civilizations at ACASA, in which I focused on the interaction between the Greek- and Syriac-writing worlds. Before starting this master, I did a bachelor in Classics at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and followed courses on the languages and cultures of the Ancient Near East. My main area of research interest is the interaction between Greek and Near Eastern Civilizations, specifically in its literary and cultural aspects. As a member of the editorial team of Kleos, I hope to learn more about the (interdisciplinary) research in our field and also gain experience in editing and publishing academic articles.

Hi everyone, I am Bas Wagenaar. I currently work as a teacher in Greek and Latin at a secondary school in Hoorn. I am also the secretary of Ex Oriente Lux Amsterdam, through which I organise lectures in the field of Greek, Latin and Mesopotamian classics. I have completed both my Bachelor and Master in Classics at the VU/UvA, specialisation Greek and Latin. During my study, I have also followed many courses in Mesopotamian (mostly cuneiform) languages and cultures. It is my goal to bring the study of classics in a broader sense to a broader public. To show more people than just the scientific world that Classics does not only deal with Greek and Latin, in the past, but also for example with Mesopotamia, in the world of today. In my role as a teacher I am developing material to accomplish this goal, and through being an editor I hope to address even more people, while in the process I also hope to become more experienced in the field of editing and publishing articles.

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