Short CV/Education and training

  • 1965 – 1971
    Gymnasium (alfa) at Sted. Gymnasium Arnhem

  • 1971 – 1978
    Studied History at Groningen University; major in Ancient History, minors in Modern History and Medieval History (graduation with honours)

  • 1975
    Research assistant Ancient History at Groningen University

  • 1976 – 1980
    Teacher of history at Praedinius-Gymnasium, Groningen

  • 1977 – 1978
    Research assistant Ancient History at University of Groningen

  • 1979 – 1985
    PhD position at University of Groningen (0,5)

  • 1986 – 1991
    Assistant Professor at Univ. of Groningen in Ancient History and Modern History (0,5 fte)

  • 1991
    Doctoral degree at Leiden University, supervisor: Prof. Dr. H.S. Versnel

  • 1991 – 1997
    Assistant Professor at Univ. of Groningen Ancient History and Modern History (0,5 fte)

  • 1997 – 2000
    Assistant Professor of Ancient History, Utrecht University (0,6 fte)

  • 2000 – 2001
    Associate Professor of Ancient History, Utrecht University (1,0 fte)

  • Since 2001
    Full Professor (Chair) of Ancient History and Classical Culture at Utrecht University (1,0 fte)

  • 2013 – 2014
    Vice Dean for Research of the Faculty of Humanities at Utrecht University

  • 2016 – 2017
    Head of Department of History and Art History

Selected publications

  • Blok, J.H. (2011). Sacred Words: Orality, Literacy and Religion. Orality and Literacy in the Ancient World, vol. 8, eds. A.P.M.H. Lardinois, J.H. Blok and M.G.M. van der Poel. Leiden/Boston: Brill 2011, Mnem. Suppl. 332.

  • Blok, J.H., ed. (with A.P.M.H. Lardinois) (2006). Solon of Athens. New historical and philological approaches, Leiden/Boston (Brill) (Mnem. Suppl. 272) 476 p. (paperback 2011)

  • "Deme accounts and the meaning of hosios money in fifth-century Athens", Mnemosyne 63 (2010) 61-93.

  • "Perikles", Citizenship Law: a new perspective? Historia 58 (2009) 141-70.

  • Gentrifying Genealogy: on the genesis of the Athenian autochthony myth? C. Walde, U. Dill, eds. Antike Mythen. Medien, Transformationen, Konstruktionen. Fritz Graf zum 65. Geburtstag (Berlin 2009) 251-75.

  • Blok, J.H. (1995). The early Amazons. Modern and ancient perspectives on a persistent myth, Leiden/Boston (Brill) 473 p.

Complete list of publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Chair of Executive Committee of the European Network for the Study of Ancient Greek History

  • Member of the Board of the Dutch School of Research in Classical Studies (OIKOS)

  • Member of the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies

  • Member of the Society for Ancient Mediterranean Religions

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • Married, two children


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