Dr. Richard Veymiers (1980) currently serves as Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow in the Faculty of Archaeology at Leiden University.
He received his Ph.D. in History, Art and Archaeology in 2008 at the University of Liège, where he lectured on BA and MA levels in both the Departments of Classical and Historical Studies. He served also as Scientific Member of the French School at Athens in 2008-2011, Postdoctoral Researcher of the City of Paris in 2013-2014, Visiting Member of the Corpus Christi College at Oxford in 2014-2015, and Getty Scholar at Los Angeles in 2015-2016.
His scholarly interests focus on the functioning of visual cultures and their role within the processes of culture-contact, mobility and transference in the ancient societies. Over the last decade, he has provided books (including a monograph published in 2009 by the Royal Academy of Belgium, and two edited volumes forthcoming in 2017 within the Brill series “Religions in the Graeco-Roman World”) and articles concerning objects of every kind that drove one of the most significant religious phenomena of Antiquity: the diffusion and reception of the cults of Egyptian gods across the classical world. In this framework, he is co-ordinating the triennial “Bibliotheca Isiaca” series published by Ausonius Editions (the 4th volume for 2017-2018).
While at Leiden University, he is managing an EU project entitled “Isis, Images and Agency. The Creation, Use and Perception of Religious Iconography concerning the Egyptian gods in the Hellenistic and Roman Worlds”.
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