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Renske Janssen

PhD candidate

K.P.S. Janssen MA
+31 71 527 6427

Fields of interest

  • Religion in the Ancient world
  • Early Christianity and Ancient Judaism
  • Roman Imperial politics
  • Legislation in the Roman world
  • Greek and Latin literature and culture


This project is embedded in the research group “History and Culture of Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity” (supervised by  prof. dr. J.K. Zangenberg, Leiden University). My research will focus on the way in which Christian and Jewish groups were embedded in, and interacted with, the Roman Imperial legal system. In doing so, it will investigated not only to what extent regional differences played a part in the treatment of these groups, but also how they fit in the wider context of Roman legislation on religious groups.

Curriculum vitae

2015 – present 
PhD student LUCAS and LUIH at Leiden University 

Erasmus+ exchange at the University of Cambridge 

Research Master Classics and Ancient Civilizations (track Classics) at Leiden University (cum laude) 
Master’s thesis: “Isolated in the Empire? Localism and Roman legislation on Judaism in Asia Minor and Alexandria” 

Article ‘Quo Vadis Domine? Monotheïsme en de keizercultus in het Romeinse Rijk’, in: Tijdschrift 
voor Religie, Recht en Beleid, jaargang 4, aflevering 3 (2013), 44-62. 

Honours College religion and law at Leiden University 

Bachelor Greek and Latin language and culture at Leiden University (cum laude) 
Bachelor's thesis: "Vae Victis: Moral laws on the treatment of prisoners of war in Thucydides"

PhD candidate

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

Work address

Johan Huizinga
Doelensteeg 16
2311 VL Leiden
Room number 119



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