Recorded: April 25, 2018
Event: Ancient Persia and the West, An International Symposium
Citation: Jong, Albert. "East of the Euphrates: The Contribution of Sasanian History to Theorizing Late Antiquity," Ancient Persia and the West, An International Symposium. April 25, 2018
by Albert de Jong (Leiden University)
About the Speaker
Albert de Jong is Professor of the Study of Religion in the University of Leiden, the Netherlands. He studied Theology and Persian (cum laude) in Utrecht from 1984 to 1990, and Old and Middle Iranian languages at the School of Oriental and African Studies of the University of London from 1990 to 1991. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Utrecht in 1996 with a dissertation on Zoroastrianism in Greek and Latin literature. For this work, he was awarded a Golda Meir post-doctoral fellowship at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, which he held from 1996 to 1997. Upon his return to the Netherlands, he started a post-doctoral project funded by the Netherlands Science Organization on the internal diversity of Zoroastrianism at the Faculty of Theology of Leiden University, which he gave up in 1998 for a lectureship in the study of religion in Leiden. In 2008, he was appointed Professor of Study of Religion in that same university. He is currently finishing a small book in French on the general history of Zoroastrianism and a two-volume publication on Parthian Zoroastrianism based on the academic Nachlass of Professor Mary Boyce.