A/PROF Frederik Vervaet

A/PROF Frederik Vervaet


  • Ancient history
  • Political and constitutional history
  • Roman History (Socio-institutional history)
  • Roman Public Law (Roman Legal History)



  • Frederik Vervaet received his PhD from Ghent University as a Research Fellow of the Research Foundation - Flanders. After graduation he moved to UC Berkeley where he spent the academic years 2002-2004 as Francqui Fellow of the Belgian American Educational Foundation and Lecturer in the Departments of Classics (Fall 2003) and History (Spring 2004). This was followed by a three-year stint as Assistant Professor back at Ghent University, including a term at Oxford as Visiting Scholar at Wolfson College and Research Associate of the Classics Centre. He joined Melbourne's promising new interdisciplinary School of Historical Studies in June 2007. In the northern autumn of 2010, he spent three months at the Academia Belgica as a Visiting Fellow of the BeIgian Historical Institute in Rome. In May 2011 he was promoted to Senior Lecturer in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies.



Selected publications


Additional Grant Information

  • 1998 : A four-year Research Fellowship of the Research Foundation – Flanders (Belgium), for doctoral research (€ 92,000 ).

    2002 : A one-year Francqui Fellowship of the Belgian American Educational Foundation (B.A.E.F., Inc.) for postdoctoral research at the University of California, Berkeley ($ US 25,000 ).

    2005 : a Travel Grant of the Research Foundation – Flanders (F.W.O.) for three months of study at the University of Oxford’s Faculty of Classics as a Visiting Fellow at Wolfson College (€ 4500 ).

    2007 : an Early Career Research Grant from the University of Melbourne ($ AU 16,000 )

    2010 : a Visiting Fellowship of the Belgian Historical Institute in Rome at the Academia Belgica, Rome.   


Education and training

  • PhD, Ghent University 2002
  • MA, Ghent University 1997
  • BA, Ghent University 1995

Awards and honors

  • Visiting Scholarship Wolfson College (Oxford), 2005
  • Travel Grant (Research Foundation Flanders), 2005
  • Francqui Fellowship of the BAEF, 2002
  • The 'Andre Schaepdrijverprijs' for the best Master's dissertation in History of the academic year 1996-1997, Ghent University, 1999
  • doctoral Research Fellowship (Research Foundation Flanders), 1998



Available for supervision

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