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Learn from the latest research on Roman amulets by Patricia Kret

Research on the Greek and Roman times often focuses on important leaders, writers or politicians. However, Patricia Kret is more interested in the normal people living in these times. Her research focuses on amulets which were often used, for example to cure diseases. Why did people believe so strongly in the power of these amulets? And what did they hoped the amulets would help protect them from? That's what Patricia is hoping to find out. Watch the video (in Dutch) to learn more about her research.

A Roman piece of happiness in your pocket

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Patricia Kret was recently selected as one of the Faces of Science. On FacesofScience.nl (in Dutch) dozens of PhD candidates blog about their lives as researchers. The blogs are of interest to anyone who wants to know more about academia. And they help secondary school students who will soon be deciding what to study gain a realistic idea of what it’s like to work in academia. Faces of Science is a project by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Young Academy and NEMO Kennislink.

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