Josine Henriëtte Blok (born 9 June 1953)[1] is a Dutch classical scholar. She has been a professor of Ancient History and Classical Civilisation at Utrecht University since 2001.

Josine Blok (2011)

Blok was born in Oegstgeest. She attended the gymnasium and subsequently studied history at the University of Groningen between 1971 and 1978. In October 1991, she obtained her PhD at Leiden University under professor Henk Versnel [nl], with a thesis titled: "Amazones antianeirai. Interpretaties van de Amazonenmythe in het mythologisch onderzoek van de 19e en 20e eeuw en in archaïsch Griekenland".[1][2] In 2001, Blok was appointed professor at Utrecht University.[1]

In 2003, Blok was awarded a Vici grant by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research for research on citizenship in Classical Athens.[3] She was elected a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2011.[4][5]


  1. ^ a b c "Prof.dr. J.H. Blok (1953 - )" (in Dutch). Utrecht University. Retrieved 28 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Josine Blok CV". Utrecht University. Retrieved 28 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Toekenningen Vici 2003". Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research. Retrieved 28 November 2016.
  4. ^ "Josine Blok". Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original on 28 November 2016.
  5. ^ "Hoogleraar Josine Blok tot lid KNAW gekozen". DUIC. 23 May 2011. Retrieved 28 November 2016.

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