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Curriculum Vitae

Name: Dijkstra, Jitse H.F.
Address: Department of Classics and Religious Studies
University of Ottawa
70 Laurier Avenue East
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada, K1N 6N5
tel.: + 1(613) 562 5800 (ext. 1325)
fax: + 1 (613) 562 5991
e-mail: jdijkstr@uottawa.ca

 

Education and Positions Held

1995-1999 Classics, University of Groningen: MA, 1999
1997-2000 Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Groningen
1999-2000 Teacher’s Degree Classics, University of Groningen: MA, 2000
2000-2004 Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Groningen: PhD, 2005
2001- Member of the excavations at Aswan by the Swiss Institute for Architectural and Archaeological Research Cairo
2002 Assistant Researcher, Dutch-Flemish Institute, Cairo
2003 ASP Summer Institute for Papyrology, Yale University
2004-2005 Part-time Lecturer in Greek and Latin, Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Groningen
2005-2009 Assistant Professor, Department of Classics and Religious Studies, University of Ottawa
2009- Associate Professor (Tenured), Department of Classics and Religious Studies, University of Ottawa

 

Honours and Rewards

2002 Scholarship Stichting Philologisch Studiefonds
2003 Scholarship Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, New Haven
2004 Reward Dutch Research Institute for Classical Studies (OIKOS) for finishing dissertation within 4 years
2007 Brill Fellowship at the Scaliger Institute, Leiden
2008  Professor of the Year Award, Students Association Classics, Ottawa
2010 Young Researcher of the Year Award, Faculty of Arts, Ottawa

 

Professional Offices and Service

Member editorial board Palaistra, student magazine classics (1997-1998)
Member editorial board Memento, Dutch classical annual: member (1998-1999)
Member editorial board Tijdschrift voor Mediterrane Archeologie (TMA) (1998-1999); President (2000-2003)
Organiser PhD-Masterclass ‘Portraying the Public’, Athens (2003)
Guest editor of Tijdschrift voor Mediterrane Archeologie 30 (2003), with the theme ‘Egyptian Archaeology’
Organiser workshop ‘The Encroaching Desert: Egyptian Hagiography and the Medieval West’, Groningen, with Dr. M. van Dijk (2005)
Vice-President American Institute of Archaeology, Ottawa chapter (2005-7)
Member Faculty of Graduate and Post-Doctoral Studies (2005-)
Member Board of Directors, Canadian Institute in Greece (2007-)
President American Institute of Archaeology, Ottawa chapter (2007-)
Editor, Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists (BASP; 2010-)
Member Board of Directors, Canadian Society for Coptic Studies (2010-)
Editor, Journal of the Canadian Society for Coptic Studies (2011-)

University and Related Service

Member Education Committee Classics, Groningen (1996-1997); vice-President (1998)
PhD student member of the board of the national Dutch Research Institute for Classical Studies (OIKOS: 2001-2003)
Member Committee Internationalisation, Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, Groningen (2003-2004)
Member Committee Research, Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, Groningen (2003-2004)
Co-ordinator Top Master ‘Theology and Religious Studies: Symbols and Traditions’, Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, Groningen (2004)
Member Faculty Council, Faculty of Arts, University of Ottawa (2005-2006)
Member Ontario Graduate Scholarship Selection Panel (2005-2006)
Library representative Classics, Ottawa (2005-2007)
Associate Chair Department of Classics and Religious Studies and Head of Classics Sector (2007-2012)
Member Teaching Personnel Committee (2007-2010)
Chair Ontario Graduate Scholarship Selection Panel (2007-2008)
Chair Ontario Graduate Scholarship Selection Panel (2008-2009)
Member Research and Publications Committee, Faculty of Arts (2009-)
Chair Ontario Graduate Scholarship Selection Panel (2009-2010)
Chair Ontario Graduate Scholarship Selection Panel (2011-2012)

Memberships

Member Association Internationale de Papyrologues (AIP; 2001-)
Associate Member Dutch Research Institute for Classical Studies (OIKOS; 2005-)
Member American Institute of Archaeology (AIA; 2005-)
Member Association pour l’Antiquité Tardive/Association for Late Antiquity (2005-)
Member of the Classical Association of Canada (CAC; 2005-)
Member of the American Society of Papyrologists (ASP; 2007-)
Member Canadian Society for Coptic Studies (CSCS; 2009-)

Teaching Experience

Primary School, Single Class
Ancient Egypt, Chelsea, Québec (2006)

 

High School
Greek and Latin, Emmen (1998-1999)
Greek and Latin, Zwolle (1999-2000)

 

Academic, Single Classes
Christianising the Roman Empire, Groningen (2002)
Graeco-Roman Egypt, Cairo (2002)
Petitions in the Dioscorus Archive, Leiden (2003)
Christianity in the Papyri, Groningen (2003)
Introduction to Papyrology, Ottawa,  (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010)

 

Academic, Courses (semester)
THB100GE8: Introduction to Ancient Religions: Greek Religion, Groningen (2003)
LQX002M10: Ancient History Seminar: Jews, Pagans and Heretics in a Christian World. The Religious Multiformity of Late Antiquity, Groningen (2003, with Dr. J.W. Drijvers)
THB100GE8: Introduction to Ancient Religions: Greek Religion, Groningen (2004)
THVOGR/LAT: Greek and Latin for Theologians, Groningen (2005)
CLA 2110: Archaeological Methods and Techniques, Ottawa (Fall 2005, Winter 2007, Fall 2007, Fall 2009, Fall 2011)
CLA 2510: Méthodes et techniques archéologiques (Hiver 2012)                                                                                                             CLA 3000: Archaeological Field Work I, Ottawa (Summer 2006, Winter/Summer 2007, Winter/Summer 2008, Summer/Fall 2009, Summer/Fall 2011, Summer/Fall 2012)
CLA/HIS 3110A: Topics in Ancient History. Religions in the Graeco-Roman World, Ottawa (Fall 2005)
CLA/HIS 3110B: Topics in Ancient History. Greek Temples, Ottawa (Winter 2008)
CLA/HIS 3110C: Topics in Ancient History. Religious Violence in the Roman World, Ottawa (Winter 2006)
CLA/SRS 3333: Religions of the Graeco-Roman World (Fall 2009)
CLA 3900: Archaeological Field Work II, Ottawa (Fall 2006, Fall 2007)
CLA/HIS 4150B: Ancient History Seminar. Egypt in Late Antiquity, Ottawa (Winter 2006)
CLA 5902: Research and Methodology II, Ottawa (Winter 2006, Winter 2007, Winter 2008, Winter 2009, Winter 2010, Winter 2011, Winter 2012)
CLA 5925: Introduction to an Ancient Language: Coptic, Ottawa (Fall 2007)
LCL 4150B: Greek Authors. The Orator Lysias: A Defense against Murder (Speeches 1 and 7), Ottawa (Winter 2007)
LCL 4150B: Greek Authors. Herodotus, Book I, Ottawa (Winter 2008)
LCL 4150B: Greek Authors. Euripides, Medea, Ottawa (Winter 2010)

Coptic Study Group, Ottawa (2006/2007)

Excavation Experience

Uffington Castle (England, 1995)
Halos (Greece, 1996)
Satricum (Italy, 1997)
Nijmegen (The Netherlands, 1998)
Francavilla Marittima (Italy, 2000)
Aswan & Elephantine (Egypt, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2010)

Public Lectures (Selection)

23rd International Congress of Papyrology (Vienna, 2001)
Knowledge, Learning and Cultural Change (Groningen, 2001)
Seminar for Eastern Christianity (Leiden, 2002)
10th International Congress for Nubian Studies (Rome, 2002)
Dutch-Flemish Institute (Cairo, 2002)
Cultures of Conversion (Groningen, 2003)
24th International Congress of Papyrology (Helsinki, 2004)
7th Egyptological Tempeltagung (Leuven, 2005)
Scholar’s Symposium of the Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities (Toronto, 2005)
American Institute of Archaeology/Institute for Mediterranean Studies (Ottawa, 2006)
Seminar for Eastern Christianity (Leiden, 2007)
2nd Brill/Scaliger Lecture (Leiden, 2007)
25th International Congress of Papyrology (Ann Arbor, 2007)
Ancient Societies Workshop (Chicago, 2008)
1st Annual Coptic Studies Symposium (Toronto, 2008)
1st Late Antique World Workshop (Ottawa, 2008)
Revealing the Eastern Desert (Cairo, 2008)
2nd Annual Coptic Studies Symposium (Toronto, 2009)
Papyrological Summer Institute (Ann Arbor, 2009)
Exhibition ‘Tombs of Eternity’, Museum of Civilization (Ottawa, 2009)
Qasr Ibrim, between Egypt and Africa: A Case Study of Cultural Exchange (Leiden, 2009)
Life Stories in the Ancient World/farewell symposium J. Bremmer (Groningen, 2010)
AIA lecture tour (Atlanta/Greensboro, 2010)
3rd Annual Coptic Studies Symposium (Toronto, 2010)
26th International Congress of Papyrologists (Geneva, 2010)                                                                                                                  Classical Association of Canada Western lecture tour (Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, Victoria, 2010)