Harm Pinkster#

  • Harm Pinkster was born in Emmen, the Netherlands, in 1942.
  • He finished the Gymnasium ( A and B ) in 1960, studied Classics at the Universiteit van Amsterdam (1960-7), where he also obtained the doctorate in 1971.
  • He is professor emeritus of Latin, de Universiteit van Amsterdam.
  • He is Member of the Academia Europaea (1989), Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy (2004), Foreign Member of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters (2008), Member of the Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen (1988), and Erelid of the Vereniging Classici Nederland (2009).
  • He holds an honorary doctorate of Humane Letters from the University of Chicago (2006).

Career at The University of Amsterdam
  • Wetenschappelijk medewerker in Latin (Assistant Professor), The University of Amsterdam 1967-1971
  • Lector in Latin Linguistics (Associate Professor), The University of Amsterdam 1971-1980
  • Professor of Latin Linguistics, The University of Amsterdam 1980-1986
  • Professor of Latin Linguistics and Literature, The University of Amsterdam 1986-2004

Visiting Professorships
  • Università degli Studi di Bologna 1984
  • Université de la Provence (Aix-en-Provence) 1987
  • The Pennsylvania State University 1988
  • Università di Pavia 1990
  • Università di Venezia 1995
  • Oxford University 1998, 2004, 2005
  • The University of Chicago 2005, 2008

Visiting Fellowships
  • Wolfson College, Oxford (Michaelmas term 1998)
  • All Souls College, Oxford (Hilary term 2001)
  • St. John’s College, Oxford (2003/4)


Universities of Bologna, Napoli, Pavia, Venezia, Düsseldorf, Eichstätt, Köln, Louvain la Neuve, Krakow, Lublin, Warsaw, Alicante, Madrid (Autonoma and Complutense), Oviedo, Santiago de Compostela, Sevilla, Tenerife (La Laguna), Zaragoza, Bucarest, Odense, The University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), The University of Chicago, The Pennsylvania State University, UCLA, Jerusalem (Hebrew University), Cambridge, Manchester, Oxford, Paris (Sorbonne), Uppsala

Other professional activities
  • Dean of the Faculty of Arts, The University of Amsterdam 1975-1978
  • Founder and Dean of the Faculty of Linguistics and Literature, Catholic University Brabant at Tilburg 1979-1983
  • Member of the Advisory Council on Higher Education (ARHO) of the Minister of Education 1985-1989
  • Vice-President of the Dutch Science Foundation (N.W.O.) 1988-1996
  • Member of the Foresight Committee (OCV) of the Ministry of Education 1992-1997
  • Vice-President for Academic Affairs, The University of Amsterdam 1996-2002
  • Presidente del Nucleo di Valutazione dell' Unversità Roma III 2007-
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