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Drs. Rob Rens
Rob Rens obtained his MA in Archaeology at K.U.Leuven in 2007 with a thesis on the Christianization of Malta and Sicily, which continued in a research on regional development of Christianity in Italy at the Academia Belgica in Rome (2008). In 2009 he obtained a MA in Ancient History at K.U.Leuven, writing a thesis on military presence and economy in Lycia, Pamphylia and Pisidia. Rob has been participating in the excavations at Sagalassos since 2006.
Currently, he is preparing a Ph.D. dissertation on the formation of ethnic (?) identities and cultures in Southwest Anatolia (Lycia, Pamphylia and Pisidia) from the Early Iron Age to Late Antiquity and their reaction to major acculturation processes such as the confrontation with Greek culture, Imperial culture and Christianity. His main focuses are Hellenistic and Roman Society, social mobility, cultural diversity in Antiquity and ancient religions.
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