Marijke Kooijman

Marijke Kooijman works as a doctoral student within the project ‘Lobbying in Late Antiquity’ of Prof. Dr. Lieve Van Hoof (Ghent University).

Based on her formation as classicist, jurist and historian, she studies the letter collections of the Council of Chalcedon (AD 451) from a socio-legal as well as literary perspective.

During her research stay in Bamberg, she is focusing on the impact of these letters’ reception history on the interpretation of fifth-century diplomacy between East and West. Besides, she is comparing the functions and style of imperial and episcopal letter writing.



Education and Career

2011-2016 Bachelor’s in Dutch Law at Tilburg University (cum laude)
2011-2017 Bachelor’s in Greek and Latin Language and Culture at Leiden University (cum laude)
2017-2019 Research Master in Ancient History at Leiden University (cum laude)
2020-2021 Fellow in residence at ERC StG ACO and Doctoral researcher at Ghent University (project ‘Decision making processes in the letter collections of the Council of Chalcedon’)



  • 2014 ERASMUS grant for a semester abroad at the Facoltà di giurisprudenza of the Università degli Studi di Ferrara
  • 2018 Scholarship for the XIV Collegium of Roman Law on ‘The Theodosian Code: Compilation, Transmission, Reception’ of the Center for Studies and Research of Ancient Law (CEDANT) at the University of Pavia
  • 2018-2019 Research scholarship for a seven-week stay at the Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome (KNIR)
  • 2019 Research scholarship for a four-month stay at the Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome (KNIR)


‘Godefroy and the Laws of Julian the Apostate. An Episode in the Life Story of the Codex Theodosianus’, in: Liebs, D. & Mantovani, D. (eds.), Il codice Teodosiano: redazione, trasmissione, ricezione (forthcoming).

M. Loth & M. Kooijman, 'Cassatie in variaties. Over de functie, de organisatie en het functioneren van de cassatierechter', in: R. de Graaff e.a. (ed.), Rechtsvorming door de Hoge Raad, Nijmegen: Ars Aequi Libri 2016.