Ms Leen Van Broeck

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Research interests

Tacitus, imperialism, space, military history, power, identity, discourse.

My PhD thesis, ‘People, Place and Power in Tacitus’ Germany’, examines how power in a variety of guises (military, political, environmental, rhetorical) is expressed in the Roman historian’s narration of Roman military activity there. I draw on passages from the Annals, Histories and Germania.

Personal profile

Educational History

BA (Hons), Literae Humaniores
St Hilda's College, Oxford

MPhil in Roman History
Brasenose College, Oxford

Scholarships and Awards

•    George Grote Prize in Ancient History, Institute of Classical Studies, London (2017)
•    Marjorie Shaw Research Prize, British Federation of Women Graduates (BFWG) (2016)
•    Arts & Humanities Research Council studentship (TECHNE Doctoral Training Partnership) (2014-2017)
•    Senior Germaine Scholarship, Brasenose College, Oxford (2009-2010)
•    Senior Hulme Scholarship, Brasenose College, Oxford (2009-2011)
•    Barclay Head Essay Prize in Numismatics 2009, Institute of Archaeology, University of Oxford
•    Bielby Scholarship 2005—2007, St Hildaʼs College, Oxford
•    Gibbs Prize in Classics 2006, Classics Faculty, University of Oxford
•    Evelyn Carr Prize 2005, St Hildaʼs College, Oxford
•    1st de Paravicini Prize in Classical Moderations 2005, Classics Faculty, University of Oxford


Past Treasurer & President of the Oxford Phoenix Numismatic Society
Past board member for Auctor, the RHUL Postgraduate Classics Journal (
Member of the Women's Classical Committee (2016-)
Member of the British Federation of Women Graduates (2016-)
Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2016-)


Seminar leader for CL1560 'Key Themes in Roman History'
Lecturer on CL1575 'Ancient History: Methods and Approaches'

Marking for CL1560 'Key Themes in Roman History'

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