Jean Vanden Broeck-Parant (PhD in Art History and Archaeology, ULB) was a Wiener-Anspach Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Oxford from 2017 to 2019. During his research stay, he organised a workshop entitled ‘Ancient Architectural Repairs in the Greek World’ (28 February-1 March 2019, Wolfson College), an event supported by our Foundation, the Lorne Thyssen Research Fund for Ancient World Topics (Wolfson College, Oxford) and the Craven Committee (Faculty of Classics, Oxford).
The proceedings of this conference, which he co-edited with Tommaso Ismaelli, have been published this year with the title Ancient Architectural Restoration in the Greek World (Edizioni Quasar, 2021).

Jean is now FNRS Postdoctoral Researcher at ULB, where he has started a project entitled “The Builder Kings: Economy and Diplomacy under the Attalids”. As he explains, “the aim of the project is to assess and to understand the economic significance of monumental construction in the foreign policy of the Attalids, a dynasty of Hellenistic monarchs that ruled over the kingdom of Pergamon from 282 to 133 BC. In order to measure the human and financial costs of the attalid monumental dedications, new quantitative data will be acquired by means of labour cost estimations, focusing on four stoas funded by the Attalids at Delphi, Athens, and Delos”.

Katie Johnston is currently completing a DPhil in International Law at the University of Oxford. In 2018/2019, as part of a Wiener-Anspach doctoral fellowship at ULB, she carried out a research project on “The evolution of jus ad bellum: the impact of normative entanglement on the sources of international law”, under the supervision of Prof. Olivier Corten (Centre de Droit international). Katie Johnston presented the results of this research in an article entitled “The nature and context of rules and the identification of customary international law”, recently published in the European Journal of International Law (2021, 32-4).

Finally, Coraline Jortay (PhD in Languages, Literature and Translation Studies, ULB, and currently Laming Junior Research Fellow at the Queen’s College in Oxford, contributed to the collective book Cultural China 2020. The Contemporary China Centre Review with a chapter written during her Wiener-Anspach postdoctoral fellowship in Oxford in 2019/2020. Entitled “War of Words and Gender: Pronominal Feuds of the Republican Period and the Early PRC”, this article is available in open access, like the rest of the book, on the website of University of Westminster Press. To know more about Coraline’s research and translation activity, you can read the interview she granted us in September (“Sinophone literature and linguistic history in focus: An interview with Coraline Jortay”).