Universiteit Leiden

nl en

Kim Beerden

University Lecturer

Dr. K. Beerden
+31 71 527 2761

Kim Beerden is university lecturer at the Institute for History.

More information about Kim Beerden

Office hours

Monday: 12:30-14:00h 
Tuesday: 15:30-17:00h


Kim Beerden read Classical Studies at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (UK) after which she completed her MPhil History at the University of Leiden, specializing in Ancient History (cum laude). Her thesis explored the possibilities for application of comparative method to divination and was awarded the Fruijn prijs 2007 for best history thesis at the University of Leiden. Kim has written her PhD thesis Worlds full of signs: ancient Greek divination in context (Brill, 2013), in which she systematically compares Greek divination to divinatory practices in Neo-Assyrian Mesopotamia and in Republican Rome. She is employed as a lecturer at Leiden University – and won the LUS Teaching Prize for best lecturer in 2016. 

Research interests

Her research interests remain focussed on the history of mentality in the ancient world, with a special focus on religion, uncertainty/crisis and food studies.

University Lecturer

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Institute for History
  • Oude Geschiedenis

Work address

Johan Huizinga
Doelensteeg 16
2311 VL Leiden
Room number 1.73b



No relevant ancillary activities

This website uses cookies.  More information.