Dr. K. (Kim) Beerden

  • Assistant professor
  • Religions of antiquity
  • Food and foodways in antiquity
  • History of ancient mentalities

Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 2761
E-Mail: k.beerden@hum.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Institute for History, Oude Geschiedenis
Office Address: Johan Huizingagebouw
Doelensteeg 16
2311 VL Leiden
Room number 1.73b
Personal Homepage: www.kimbeerden.nl

Office hours

Monday: 12:30-14:00h
Tuesday: 15:30-17:00h


Kim Beerden (Amsterdam, 1983) read Classical Studies at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (UK) after which she completed her MPhil History at the University of Leiden, specializing in Ancient History (cum laude). Her thesis explored the possibilities for application of comparative method to divination and was awarded the Fruijn prijs 2007 for best history thesis at the University of Leiden. Kim has written her PhD thesis Worlds full of signs: ancient Greek divination in context (Brill, 2013), in which she systematically compares Greek divination to divinatory practices in Neo-Assyrian Mesopotamia and in Republican Rome. She is employed as a lecturer at Leiden University. For more information on her research and her publications, please take a look at Kim Beerden's website.

Research interests

Her research interests remain focussed on the history of mentality in the ancient world, with a special focus on religion, uncertainty/crisis and food studies.

Last Modified: 10-12-2015