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Employment

Since 2021Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow of the European Commission at the University of Oslo
Since 2020-2021Senior postdoctoral fellow of the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO) at KU Leuven
2017–20Junior postdoctoral fellow of the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO) at KU Leuven
2013–17PhD fellow of the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO) at KU Leuven
2013Administrative work for Biographical Dictionary of Western Linguistics [2 months]
2012–13Editor at the Center for the Historiography of Linguistics (KU Leuven) [3 months]

Scholarships, awards, and grants

2021Research Council Award in the Humanities & Social Sciences // Research Council of KU Leuven (€25 000)
2020Project Grant (as co-supervisor) // Research Council of KU Leuven (€ 36 700)

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowship // European Commission (€214 158,72)

LOT Populariseringsprijs 2019 (LOT Popularization Award 2019) // LOT – Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics

Postdoctoral Fellowship // British Academy (£408 306,09) (offer received but rejected since it could not be combined with other fellowships)

Senior Postdoctoral Fellowship // Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO)
2019Seal of Excellence // European Commission
2018Vivien Law Prize // The Henry Sweet Society for the History of Linguistic Ideas (£100, book & membership)

Science Communication Award // Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts

Project Grant (as co-supervisor) // Research Council of KU Leuven (€367 000)

Travel Grant // Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO) (€6864 + travel costs)

Martin Burr Award // The Henry Sweet Society for the History of Linguistic Ideas (£500)
2017Junior Postdoctoral Fellowship // Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO)
2016Herzog-Ernst-Stipendium // Fritz Thyssen Stiftung (€1100)

Scaliger Fellowship // Scaliger Institute, Leiden University (€1000)
2015Travel Grant // Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO) (€2508 + travel costs)

Prix Chanoine Marcel Hofinger // Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve (€1250)
2013PhD fellowship // Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO)

Main education

201317PhD in Linguistics // KU Leuven (no grade awarded in agreement with university policy)
201213MA Linguistics & Literature, Ancient Greek–Latin // Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve (summa cum laude / curriculum in French)
201112MA Linguistics & Literature, Ancient Greek–Latin // KU Leuven (summa cum laude)

MA General Linguistics, option Comparative & historical linguistics // KU Leuven (summa cum laude)
200811BA Linguistics & Literature Ancient Greek–Latin, option Culture and history of antiquity // KU Leuven (summa cum laude) (Erasmus stay at Aristotle University, Thessaloniki)
200208Ancient Greek–Latin curriculum // Kardinaal Van Roey-instituut, Lille & Vorselaar (summa cum laude)
Additional degrees obtained as working student: BA History (KU Leuven, 2017) & MA History (Ghent University, 2018)

Teaching & supervising

2021Teacher & coordinator of a course on the history of linguistics at the LOT Summer School (online, June 28-July 2), tailored to research master and PhD students in linguistics

Guest lecturer at the University of Graz for the course Wissenschaftsgeschichte der Linguistik, taught in English as The history of linguistics: A survey in myths according to my own design
Since 2018Co-supervision of two PhD students, Xander Feys and Maxime Maleux, in the framework of the project ‘Ad fontes!’ in the Classroom: Teaching Latin, Greek, and Hebrew Texts in the Early Modern Southern Low Countries, funded by KU Leuven and the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO)

BA paper and MA thesis supervision related to (1) Classics and Renaissance studies (Lucian’s Lis consonantium; Angelo Poliziano’s study of Greek; the Greek particle που/pou; Petrus Nannius’ Declamatio de bello Turcis inferendo) and (2) communication studies (language profiling in modern travel guides) [ten students in total]
Since 2017Substitute lecturer for several courses: Greek linguistics: selected themes (MA level), Classical Greek: introduction with exercises, Greek literature I, Greek linguistics I-III, Latin linguistics III (all BA level)

Collaborator in the courses History of Western linguistics and Classical linguistic theories (both MA level)

Guest lecturer on teaching of Ancient Greek at the Collegium Trilingue in Leuven in the MA course History of humanism and Neo-Latin literature
2015Guest lecturer on (1) the teaching of Ancient Greek at the Collegium Trilingue in Leuven in the MA course Schools & Universities [English] (MA Medieval & Renaissance Studies) & (2) the ‘translation’ of the dialect concept from Ancient Greece to the Renaissance in the MA course Master’s thesis seminar [English] (MA Medieval & Renaissance Studies)
201416Collaborator in the BA courses Greek linguistics II & Greek linguistics III: synchronic approach
2014Guest lecturer on evidentiality in Ancient Greek in the MA course Greek linguistics
2013Guest lecturer on the Ancient Greek infinitive in the BA course Greek linguistics II
2012Guest lecturer on evidentiality in Ancient Greek in the BA course Greek linguistics III: synchronic approach
All courses taught in Dutch, unless otherwise indicated.

Society memberships

I am currently a member of, among other organizations, the Henry Sweet Society for Linguistic Ideas, the Studienkreis Geschichte der Sprachwissenschaft (SGdS), the International Association of Neo-Latin Studies (IANLS), the Nederlands Klassiek Verbond (NKV / the Dutch Classical Association), and the Renaissance Society of America (RSA).

Other experience

Planned 2021-22Organizer of two workshops: (1) “The cross-linguistic applicability of grammatical categories” (at ICHoLS XV, Milan, August 23-27, 2021); (2) “Neo-Latin and Neualtgriechisch: Restored symbiosis or artificial tandem?” (at IANLS XVIII, Leuven, August 1-6, 2022)
2021Main organizer of “How to investigate student notes from the Renaissance (ca. 1400–1600)?” (Leuven, May 20-21 & 27-28, 2021)
Since 2020Editor at Language & History, an international peer-reviewed journal, published by Taylor and Francis
2019Participation in documentary on the history of the Greek language as expert narrator at the invitation of Maria Chriti (directors: Agnes Sklavou & Stelios Tatakis) on, among other things, the Greek word for ‘grammar’ (funded by COSMOTE), to be aired at the end of 2020 (recordings: February 2019)
Since 2017Member of the Tabularium (Special Collections) committee at KU Leuven
201718Member of the scientific committee of the exhibition Erasmus’ dream, celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Collegium Trilingue in Leuven

Member of the didactic committee of the Faculty of Arts (KU Leuven)
2017One of the two main organizers of the international LECTIO conference The Impact of Learning Greek, Hebrew, and ‘Oriental’ languages on Scholarship, Science, and Society (13–15 Dec) and member of its scientific committee

Organizer of a two-day workshop on approaches to dialectal variation from antiquity to modern times (August 28–29) at the 14th International Conference on the History of the Language Sciences, held in Paris
201620Secretary of the CC-Grieks, the committee responsible for the design of the Ancient Greek study program
201518Member of the editorial board of Uit het Erasmushuis, annual journal of Alumni Letteren Leuven
Since 2013Webmaster of http://c-h-l.be/, the website of the Leuven Center for the Historiography of Linguistics (CHL), of which I am a junior member