The Netherlands Institute for the Near East

Nederlands Instituut voor het Nabije Oosten  -  Institut nĂ©erlandais du Proche-Orient

Jorrit Kelder received his PhD in 2009 at the Vrije Universiteit te Amsterdam for a dissertation on Mycenaean political structures through the prism of the Near East. He currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Annual of Ex Oriente Lux, and is a Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures at Hamburg University.

Kelder taught various courses on Greek Archaeology as Visiting Professor at Ghent University, and has published extensively on interaction between the Aegean and the Near East during the Bronze and Early Iron Age, on Egyptian ruler iconography, and on more theoretical aspects, such as the integration of archaeological and textual data. 

As a Visiting Research Fellow at NINO, Kelder aims to write a monograph on Mycenaean Kingship, and a number of papers on the transfer of objects, ideas and technologies in the Late Bronze Age world.