Dr. Diederik Burgersdijk

Assistant Professor
Celtic and Classics
Medieval Culture

dr. Diederik Burgersdijk is lecturer in Classics and Ancient History at Utrecht University, in particular at the Master Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance Studies. He is employed at the departements of TLC (Language, Literature and Communication) and GKG (History and Art History). His research focuses on the literature and history (especially rhetoric) of the Later Roman Empire. He took his PdD on the series of lives of emperors the Historia Augusta in 2010 at the University of Amsterdam. At Brill publishers in Leiden/Boston he published his co-edited Imagining Emperors in the Later Roman Empire, and in 2024 a diachronic overview of the history of Constantinople will appear at the same publishing house. At Amsterdam University Press, where he acts as an editor of Dutch translations of ancient-Greek and Latin texts, a book on the position and reception of the ancient city of Carthage will appear in 2024 (in the Zenobia Series, co-edited with Dirk Vervenne). At Athenaeum, Polak & Van Gennep (Amsterdam), Burgersdijk's Dutch co-edited edition with text and translation of Cornelius Nepos' Lives appeared in 2020; in 2022, his history of the Dutch Latin Schools and Gymnasia appeared at the same house: Gymnasium. Geschiedenis van een Eliteschool

Burgersdijk is member of the Editorial Board of Brill's series Cultural Interactions in the Mediterranean, of the journal Rivista storica dell'Antichità of the University of Bologna, and is editor-in-chief of Talanta, Proceedings of the Dutch Archaeological and Historial Society. He is current Chairman of the BABESCH Foundation for the promotion of mediterranean archaeology, and is Research Fellow at the Humboldt Universität in Berlin.