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dr. M.K. (Marleen) Termeer

Faculty of Humanities
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  • Kloveniersburgwal 48
  • Room number: D0.07
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  • Postbus 1610
    1000 BP Amsterdam
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    Marleen Termeer is a postdoctoral researcher (NWO VENI grant) at the Amsterdam Centre for Urban History (ACUH) and lecturer at the Ancient History department. Her main research interests are Roman Republican history with a focus on (early) Roman expansion and colonization; early forms of coinage and money; and the development of cities and complex societies.

    Marleen studied (Mediterranean) archaeology at the University of Amsterdam and the Università degli Studi di Bologna. She obtained her PhD in Ancient History at the University of Groningen with a thesis that shows how local developments in the Latin colonies in Italy contributed to broader processes of cultural change in Mid Republican Italy. She then moved on to do a postdoc in Leiden as part of the Landscapes of Early Roman Colonization project. During her PhD and her postdoc, she taught at the University of Amsterdam, the VU University Amsterdam and at Leiden University.

  • VENI postdoc

    Coining Roman rule? The emergence of coinage as money in the Roman world

    Coinage in the Roman world emerged in the context of Rome’s first large-scale expansion on the Italian peninsula (4th-3rd c. BC). The adoption of coinage by the Romans has long been taken for granted as a kind of “natural” development. But how did coinage as a form of money first come to be accepted, and how was it used? Was it a widely circulating, state-authorized currency from the start, or was it more like the Bitcoin – unrelated to the state and limited in use? In this project, I will investigate how the value of coins was created in different parts of the Italian peninsula through various strategies and practices of coin production and use.

    This will involve the collection of data about coin production, the geographical distribution of various coin types throughout the Italian peninsula, and the archaeological contexts in which coins appear. Moreover, my interpretation of these data will be informed by economic anthropological theories that view value as a social construct. In this way, I hope  to shed new light on the relation between coinage and the development of the Roman state in a period that Rome first started to conquer the Mediterranean.

  • Publications

    2016

    • Termeer, M. K. (2016). Roman colonial coinages beyond the city-state: a view from the Samnite world. Journal of Ancient History, 4(2), 158-190. https://doi.org/10.1515/jah-2016-0012
    • Termeer, M. K. (2016). Votives in Latin colonies: a perspective beyond ‘religious romanization’. In M. Bolder-Boos, & D. Maschek (Eds.), Orte der Forschung, Orte des Glaubens. Neue Perspektiven für Heiligtümer in Italien von der Archaik bis zur Späten Republik (pp. 117-130). Bonn: Habelt.

    2015

    • Termeer, M. K. (2015). Minting Apart Together: bronze coinage production in Campania and beyond in the third century BC. In S. Roselaar (Ed.), Processes of Cultural Change and Integration in the Roman World (pp. 58-77). Brill Academic Publishers.

    2017

    • Termeer, M. K. (2017). Review of Perego, E. & R. Scopacasa (eds.) 2016, Burial and social change in first millennium BC Italy: Approaching social agents, Oxford. Cambridge Archaeological Journal, 27(4). https://doi.org/10.1017/S0959774317000270

    2016

    • Termeer, M. K. (2016). Roman colonial coinages beyond the city-state: a view from the Samnite world. Journal of Ancient History, 4(2), 158-190. https://doi.org/10.1515/jah-2016-0012
    • Termeer, M. K. (2016). Votives in Latin colonies: a perspective beyond ‘religious romanization’. In M. Bolder-Boos, & D. Maschek (Eds.), Orte der Forschung, Orte des Glaubens. Neue Perspektiven für Heiligtümer in Italien von der Archaik bis zur Späten Republik (pp. 117-130). Bonn: Habelt.

    2015

    • Termeer, M. K. (2015). Minting Apart Together: bronze coinage production in Campania and beyond in the third century BC. In S. Roselaar (Ed.), Processes of Cultural Change and Integration in the Roman World (pp. 58-77). Brill Academic Publishers.

    2014

    • Attema, P., de Haas, T., & Termeer, M. (2014). Studying early colonization in the Pontine region (Central Italy). In T. Stek, & J. Pelgrom (Eds.), Roman Republican Colonization: New Perspectives from Archaeology and Ancient History (pp. 211-233)
    • Termeer, M. K. (2014). Review of Chiabà, M. 2011, Roma e le Priscae latinae coloniae. Ricerche sulla colonizzazione del Lazio dalla costituzione della repubblica alla Guerra latina. Triest. Latomus, 73(3).

    2010

    • Termeer, M. K. (2010). Early colonies in Latium (c. 534-338 BC). A reconsideration of current images and the archaeological evidence. BABesch, 85, 43-58.

    2016

    • Termeer, M. K. (2016). Review of Russell, A. 2016, The Politics of Public Space in Republican Rome, Cambridge. Bryn Mawr Classical Review.

    2014

    • Hagen, E., Termeer, M. K., & Teichman, M. (2014). Paesaggio e memoria nel Lazio antico. Resoconto di un Workshop internazionale. In Lazio e Sabina (Vol. 10, pp. 359-361)

    2013

    • Termeer, M. K. (2013). Review of Hölkeskamp, K.-J. 2011, Die Entstehung der Nobilität. Studien zur sozialen und politischen Geschichte der Römischen Republik im 4. Jh. v. Chr. 2., erweiterte Auflage. Stuttgart. Classical Review, 63(1), 298-299 . https://doi.org/10.1017/S0009840X12003502

    2009

    • Termeer, M. K. (2009). Vroege kolonisatie in Latium: een heroverweging. In SOJA bundel (Vol. 2008). Amsterdam.

    2015

    • Termeer, M. K. (2015). Een globaliseringsperspectief op Latijnse kolonisatie. TMA: tijdschrift voor mediterrane archeologie, 54, 19-24.

    2014

    • Termeer, M. K. (2014). Review of Everitt, A. 2012, De geboorte van Rome. De opkomst van het grootste wereldrijk aller tijden. TMA: tijdschrift voor mediterrane archeologie, 52.

    2010

    • Termeer, M. K. (2010). Review of Lackner, E.M. 2008, Republikanische Fora. München. TMA: tijdschrift voor mediterrane archeologie, 43.

    2015

    • Termeer, M. K. (2015). Latin colonization in Italy before the end of the Second Punic War: Colonial communities and cultural change.
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