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Mailing address and contact details

Prof Dr Koen De Temmerman
Ghent University, Department of Literary Studies
Blandijnberg 2, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium

T - +32 (0)9 264 95 83
F - +32 (0)9 264 41 64 c/o Koen De Temmerman
E - koen ; detemmerman at ugent ; be (leave out spaces and replace ; by . and at by @)


Research team

Novel Saints - Studies in Ancient Fiction and Hagiography

Visiting address

Blandijnberg 2, first floor, office (05.03.)110.032

Office hours

By appointment only.

Short bio

Research Professor at the Department of Literary Studies (Sections of Latin and Greek) of Ghent University,
Principal Investigator of Novel Saints - Studies in Ancient Fiction and Hagiography.

Co-editor of L'Antiquité Classique. Revue interuniversitaire d'études classiques
Editorial Board member of Kleio. Tijdschrift voor oude talen en antieke culturen
Editorial Board member of Kleio-reeks. Actuele boeken over antieke cultuur (Garant)
Editorial Board member of Phrasis. Studies in Language and Literature
Editorial Board member of Tetradio
Advisory Board member of Ancient Narrative

Visiting member of the Classics Centre of Corpus Christi College, Oxford
Associate member of Kyknos - the Swansea, Lampeter and Exeter Centre for Research on the Narrative Literatures of the Ancient World
Member of the Studies in Ancient Greek Narrative Research Group (under direction of Prof. Irene de Jong, University of Amsterdam)
International Advisory Committee member of the Fourth International Conference on the Ancient Novel (ICAN IV), University of Lisbon
International Advisory Board member of the Fifth International Conference on the Ancient Novel (ICAN V), University of Houston Downtown, Houston, Texas

Formerly a Stanley J. Seeger Fellow at the Program in Hellenic Studies of Princeton University
Formerly a Postdoctoral Fellow of the Research Foundation - Flanders (Belgium) (F.W.O.-Vlaanderen) at the Department of Literary Studies of Ghent University
Formerly a Visiting Lecturer at the Classics Department of University College Cork
Formerly a Francqui Fellow of the Belgian American Educational Foundation (B.A.E.F., Inc.) at the Department of Classics of Stanford University
Formerly a Visiting Researcher at the Department of Classics, Ancient History and Egyptology of Swansea University
Formerly a Research Assistant at the Research Foundation - Flanders (Belgium) (F.W.O.-Vlaanderen)

Degrees and university education

  • Ba (1999), Ma (2001) and PhD (2006) in Classics at Ghent University and the Università degli Studi di Bologna (Italy).
  • Ma (2002) in Communication Studies at Ghent University.
  • Awards

  • Laureate of the Koninklijke Vlaamse Academie van België voor Wetenschappen en Kunsten in Humanities 2017
  • European Research Council Starting Grantee 2013
  • Membership of the Belgian Young Academy (2013-2017)
  • Triennial Prize of the 'Vlaamse Wetenschappelijke Stichting' for Humanities 2008, awarded to PhD dissertation (2006, supervisor: Professor Kristoffel Demoen) (December 2008)
  • Francqui Foundation Fellowship of the Belgian American Educational Foundation (B.A.E.F., Inc.) (February 2006)
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