|University of Groningen|
|Christina Williamson is Assistant Professor of Ancient History at the University of Groningen. Her research interests concern spatial and network approaches towards understanding religious influences on urbanizing processes, with a focus on Hellenistic Asia Minor. Her project ‘Deep Mapping Festival Hubs’ is part of the larger project which she co-directs, ‘Connecting the Greeks. Multi-scalar festival networks in the Hellenistic world’, awarded an Open Competition grant by the Dutch Council for Scientific Research (NWO) (2019-2023). As research fellow she is associated with the project ‘Religion and Urbanity. Reciprocal Formations’, funded by the German Scientific Research Council, at the Max-Weber-Kolleg at the University of Erfurt. She is also affiliated with the fieldwork program at Pergamon of the German Archaeological Institute (DAI) in Istanbul. In 2014-2015 she held a postdoctoral position at Brown University for her project ‘Commanding Views. Monumental landscapes and the territorial formation of Pergamon, 3rd to 2nd centuries BC’, funded by a Rubicon grant from NWO.
Christina Williamson is co-coordinator of the research group Cultural Interactions in the Ancient World (CIAW), under OIKOS, the Dutch National Research School in Classical Studies, and is on the education board of the same organization. She holds a seat on the scientific advisory board of the Netherlands Institute at Athens and is co-editor-in-chief of Pharos. Journal of the Netherlands Institute at Athens. She is also co-editor of the Cambridge Urban History of Europe, vol. 1 The Ancient World.