M.K. (Marleen) Termeer Ph.D.

  • Postdoctoral researcher

Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 2445
E-Mail: m.k.termeer@arch.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit Archeologie, World Archaeology, Classical and Mediterranean Archaeology
Office Address: Van Steenis gebouw
Einsteinweg 2
2333 CC Leiden
Room number B1.14

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Marleen Termeer is a postdoctoral researcher in the Landscapes of Early Roman Colonization project.  Her main research interests are the dynamics of colonization and its consequences in terms of cultural change, and the development of complex societies and state formation. She has mainly worked on these questions in the context of early Roman expansion in Italy (5th – 3rd c. BC). In her present project, she will focus on the material culture of Roman Republican colonization, using the case of Aesernia to investigate how the foundation of the colony  impacted on the objectscape, and how objects helped shaping colonial realities. Rather than identifying certain categories of material culture as ‘colonial’, she aims to investigate how the foundation of the colony changes the networks of production and exchange in which the colony was active.

Marleen studied (Mediterranean) archaeology at the University of Amsterdam and the Università degli Studi di Bologna. Her PhD research was carried out at University of Groningen. Drawing on a wide range of archaeological and historical sources, it shows how local developments in the Latin colonies contributed to broader processes of cultural change in Mid Republican Italy. In 2013 and 2014, Marleen worked as a teacher at the archaeology departments of the University of Amsterdam and the VU University Amsterdam.

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