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Eelco Glas: New Postdoc at the Department of History

Eelco Glas will be afilliated the ANINAN project and his research is dedicated to Jewish culture in the Graeco-Roman world.

I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Theology and part of the ANINAN project, led by Prof. Elisa Uusimäki. My research is dedicated to Jewish culture in the Graeco-Roman world. The questions that drive my research are concerned with the impact of migration and human mobility on premodern forms of textual production, with a particular emphasis on Jewish literature written in Greek from the early Roman empire. My PhD thesis (Groningen, November 2020) examines autobiographical discourse in the Jewish War of Flavius Josephus, a Jewish historian who migrated to Rome in 71 CE and wrote 30 books in Greek there. For my postdoctoral research in Aarhus, I will continue to unravel the complex relationship between human mobility and textual production in ancient Jewish literature, but applied to a broader corpus and informed by modern intersectionality theory. In particular, I will explore narratives of contemporary travel of Jews in a wider Graeco-Roman context, in order to explore their value for our understanding of cultural constructions of human mobility and ancient realities and experiences of travel.

Eelco Glas
School of Culture and Society
Jens Chr. Skous Vej 3
8000 Aarhus C

Web: ANINAN: An Intersectional Analysis of Ancient Jewish Travel Narratives