Bas ter Haar Romeny is Professor of Ancient Mediterranean and Middle Eastern History.
Most of his publications as well as a full CV can be found on his Academia.edu page.
Romeny’s approach to Ancient History stands out in several ways. First of all, he does not limit himself to Greek and Latin Antiquity, but includes the ancient Middle East in his work. Second, Romeny has done pioneering work by introducing social scientific questions and methodology to his areas of research, while at the same time combining the meticulous philological study of texts with art historical and archaeological approaches to material culture, including textiles and dress. Third, Romeny has always paid attention to the present situation of minority groups in the Middle East (many of whom have now settled as labour migrants and refugees in Europe and the Americas) and their use of historical records and material heritage, thus adding a further dimension to his comparative and diachronic approaches.
Romeny is editor or member of the board of three peer-reviewed journals: Aramaic Studies (Brill), Church History and Religious Culture (Brill), Eastern Christian Art (Peeters). He also serves four monograph series: Monographs of the Peshitta Institute (Brill), Traditio Exegetica Graeca, Late Antique History and Religion, Contributions to Biblical Exegesis and Theology (all published by Peeters).
With Prof. Willem van Peursen he is leading the Amsterdam (formerly Leiden) Peshitta Institute, which publishes the first scholarly edition of the second-century Syriac translation of the Hebrew Bible and conducts many related projects, including the publication of an annotated English translation of the Old Testament Peshitta, the Bible of Edessa.