Miguel John Versluys

Titels Prof. dr.
Initials M.J.
Main position Hoogleraar UL
Disciplines Migration, ethnic relations and multiculturalism
  Antiquity
  Archaeology
Chair Klassieke en Mediterrane Archeologie
Domain Humanities
Membership Member
Member of Humanities
Employed by Universiteit Leiden, Faculteit der Archeologie
Afdeling Klassieke & Mediterrane Archeologie
Gebouw van Steenis, Einsteinweg 2
2333 CC Leiden
tel.  071 527 2438
m.j.versluys@arch.leidenuniv.nl
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Research/publications

Miguel John Versluys is an innovative leading Dutch archaeologist. The focus of his research is the ancient Hellenistic-Roman world, more specifically the tension between local traditions and expectations on the one hand and the cultural and economic dynamics of globalisation on the other. He combines a variety of methodologies and techniques derived from the social sciences & humanities as well as the natural sciences. Versluys injected new energy into his field when he introduced the concept of the ‘objectscape’, which refers to the material and stylistic properties of a repertoire of objects in a given period and geographical range. Versluys does not confine himself to the academic world but enjoys working with cultural organisations and museums.