Impact of Empire

The International Network Impact of Empire was founded at Nijmegen, July 2, 1999. It brings together some 200 ancient historians, classical philologists, archaeologists and specialists in Roman law from all over the world. What binds them – besides the often long-lasting ties of friendship and a heartfelt enthusiasm for exchanging knowledge about the ancient world - are their research interests in the sheer existence of the Roman Empire and the consequences of its actions in the regions it dominated (i.e. a large part of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East).


The network's objectives are taken care of by two organisational constructions; the management team and the academic board.

Management team

Chair: Prof. dr. Olivier Hekster, Radboud Universiteit, Nijmegen
Contact: Dr. Lien Foubert, Radboud Universiteit, Nijmegen

Prof. dr. Stéphane Benoist, Université de Lille
Prof. dr. Marietta Horster, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Prof. dr. Anne Kolb, Universität Zürich
Prof. dr. Luuk de Ligt, Universiteit Leiden
Prof. dr. Elio Lo Cascio, Sapienza, Università di Roma
Prof. dr. Bernhard Palme, Universität Wien
Prof. dr. Michael Peachin, New York University
Prof. dr. Francisco Pina Polo, Universidad de Zaragoza
Prof. dr. Rubina Raja, Aarhus Universitet
Prof. dr. Christian Witschel, Universität Heidelberg
Prof. dr. Greg Woolf, University of California, Los Angeles

Academic board

Prof. dr. Nicole Belayche, École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris
Prof. dr. Lukas de Blois, Radboud Universiteit, Nijmegen
Prof. dr. Christer Bruun, University of Toronto
Prof. dr. Ségolène Demougin, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris
Prof. dr. Werner Eck, Universität zu Köln
Prof. dr. Peter Funke, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Prof. dr. Andrea Giardina, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa
Prof. dr. Françoise Van Haeperen, Université Catholique de Louvain
Prof. dr. Johannes Hahn, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Dr. Gerda de Kleijn, Radboud Universiteit, Nijmegen
Prof. dr. Onno van Nijf, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Prof. dr. Marie-Thérèse Raepsaet-Charlier, Université Libre de Bruxelles
Prof. dr. Richard Talbert, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Prof. dr. Willem Zwalve, Universiteit Leiden


The publications in the series reflect the aims and scope of the network and focus on the consequences of the actions and sheer existence of the Roman Empire in the wide, culturally heterogeneous region it dominated (i.e. a large part of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East). 


Impact of Empire
Faculty of Arts
Erasmusplein 1
PO Box 9103
6500 HD Nijmegen
The Netherlands

Dr. Lien Foubert (l.foubert [at] (l[dot]foubert[at]ru[dot]nl))