Sander Müskens (1981) is Post-Doc in the VICI-project Innovating Objects. The Impact of Global Connections and the Formation of the Roman Empire (ca. 200 –30 BC) directed by Prof. Miguel John Versluys and currently works on the innovative potential of foreign (classes of) objects in Late Hellenistic and Imperial Rome. In addition, Sander holds a position as Lecturer in Classical and Mediterranean Archaeology. Courses that he teaches include the Archaeology of the Mediterranean World (First Millennium BC and the Roman world), and The impact of global connections and the formation of the Roman Empire (ca. 200-30 BC).
Sander holds an MA (2009; cum laude) and PhD (2017) from Leiden University. His PhD-thesis develops and applies a new approach to study so-called Egyptian and Egyptianizing objects from the Roman world. Combining archaeological and archaeometric perspectives, the innovative methodology has resulted in a more integrated and bottom-up understanding of Aegyptiaca Romana. His main research interests are the integration of methodologies and techniques derived from the natural sciences in archaeological frameworks relying on concepts derived from the social sciences and humanities and the development and application of non-destructive archaeometric methodologies.
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