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Cornelis van Tilburg


Dr. C.R. van Tilburg
+31 71 527 2774

Fields of interest

Ancient traffic, ancient city planning, ancient medicine, Roman roads, ancient city gates


Cornelis van Tilburg is researcher of ancient traffic and infrastructure, especially traffic and roads in the Roman Empire. He has published several books and articles on this topic, in Dutch and English. His PhD thesis discusses the infrastructures of traffic, drinking water and sewerage, and the infrastructures of the human body.

Curriculum vitae

C.R. (Cornelis Richard) van Tilburg PhD, born 21-6-1965 in Waddinxveen, The Netherlands. 
1984 - 1989: Study Classics at Leiden University. MA degree 16 May 1989. 
1992 - 2000: Researcher at Leiden University, Dept. of Theology. 
2000 - Researcher at Leiden University, Dept. of Classics. 
2007 - Desk editor Geschiedenis der Geneeskunde and Geschiedenis van de Geneeskunde en de Gezondheidszorg. 
2015 - PhD degree, dissertation:  Streets and Streams: Health conditions and city planning, 14 October 2015.

Key publications

Tilburg, C. van, Romeins Verkeer: Weggebruik en verkeersdrukte in het Romeinse Rijk. Amsterdam: AUP, 2005 (repr. 2014).







Tilburg, C. van, Traffic and Congestion in the Roman Empire. London/New York: Routledge, 2007 (repr. 2012).








Tilburg, C. van, Streets and Streams: Health conditions and city planning. Leiden: Primavera Pers, 2015.


  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Centre for the Arts in Society
  • Latijnse T&C

Work address

Johan Huizinga
Doelensteeg 16
2311 VL Leiden
Room number 2.16b



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