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Kleos is run by an interdisciplinary editorial team of  volunteer master and PhD students of the Amsterdam Centre for Ancient Studies and Archaeology (ACASA) of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the Universiteit van Amsterdam.

Karin is a research master student in Archaeology at Acasa. Her research include archaeological theory and method with an emphasis on social space, quantification and materiality, and centres foremost on European and Mediterranean Prehistory.

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 studies 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.

Hello, my name is Emilia Salerno. I am a postgraduate of the research master Classics and Ancient Civilizations at ACASA. I was born and raised in Palermo, Italy, where I did my bachelor in Classics and a master in Sciences of Antiquity. My main field of interest is the history of the Roman Empire, with a specific focus on the religious culture. In my master thesis I analysed the introduction and development of the Magna Mater cult in Rome, in particular the link between the gender ambiguity of the goddess’ priests, their religious power and their social stigmatization. I look at my collaboration with Kleos as a great opportunity to improve my editing skills and to share my research with a variety of experienced scholars.

Hey, my name is Janneke Maas and I am a Research Master student Classics and Ancient Civilizations at ACASA. I am currently working on my master thesis, which focuses on religious conversion in Late Antiquity, in particular on stories about conversion told by Apuleius and Augustine. I am very interested in the religious climate of the third and fourth centuries and the rise of Christianity. My interests stretch further than just Late Antique religions though, for I have completed a bachelor in Mediterranean Archaeology and a bachelor in Ancient studies as well. I have participated in multiple excavations and will continue to do so this summer, at Muro Tenente, Puglia, Southern Italy. I look forward to broadening my horizon further with the editorship at KLEOS. I want to gain experience as an editor and I am eager to learn more about ongoing research by talented students and Phd’s of ACASA!

My name is Lindsay Morehouse and I’m a PhD candidate in Archaeology at the University of Amsterdam. Prior to my PhD,  I received a BA in Classics from Macalester College in St. Paul Minnesota (2012), and an MPhil in Classical Archaeology from the University of Oxford ( 2014). My PhD research focuses on a group of Late Antique Egyptian funerary monuments. I am working on tracing their provenance and collecting histories, and am looking at how the iconography featured on the monuments relates to other pieces found throughout Europe and the Mediterranean between 100-500 AD. My project is connected to the Allard Pierson Museum and a wider EU-funded project entitled Connecting Early Medieval European Collections (CEMEC). I am excited to join the Kleos editorial board, and am looking forward to working with an interdisciplinary team and gaining editorial experience.

Hello, my name is Hanna Hoogenraad. I am a research master student Classics and Ancient Civilizations at ACASA. 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, in a literary and cultural aspect. 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.

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