Dr. Ilze Rūmniece

Languages: English, French, German, Modern Greek, Russian; Classical Languages (Latin, Ancient Greek); Mother Tongue: Latvian

Higher Education: 1975.- 1980./ 1985. – Moscow Lomonossov State University, Departement of Classical Philology (Student/ Doctoral Student)

Degree/Title of Thesis: Doctor in Humanities, 1987, Moscow Lomonossov State University / „Composite Epithets as stylemaking elements in the Poetry of Pindarus”

Academic Position: professor in Classical Philology University of Latvia, Department of Classical Philology and Anthropological Studies (2003 – 2009/2017)
Main researcher (elected 2012, Faculty of Humanities, University of Latvia)

Administrative/Organizing Work and Duties:

Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, University of Latvia (since 2011, reelected 2015)
Director of the Master’s Study Program in Classical Philology

Member of the University of Latvia Senate (elected 2016 -)
Member of the Study Program Council of the UL and Philological Programmes at the Faculty of Humanities
Member of the Professors Council in Linguistics, University of Latvia
President of the Council of Experts in Latvian Language at the Center of National Language, Riga, Latvia (elected 2010.-)

II. SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES AND PUBLICATIONS (last 6 years)
Projects of Latvian Council of Science (Academy of Sciences):

State Research Program „Letonika – Latvian History, Language, Culture and Values” Project Nr. 4. „Culture and Identities in Latvia: Latvian Grammar (English verison)” (2014 -2018, member of the Research Team)

Inernational Projects:

COLLOQUIUM BALTICUM: Network of classical philologists from Baltic Sea Region universities investigating the Classical Tradition in the Baltic Region: (since 2005.-) – member of the Research Team
Interantional scientific conference (in cooperation with Universities Lepzig, Köln) “A corpus and usage based approach to Ancient Greek: from the Archaic period until the Koiné” (Rīga, University of Latvia, April2018.)

Main Publications (last 6 years):
1. Ancient „curetes” and the Western Baltic Tribe of „kūri” (some suggestive parallels) Rivista di cultura classica e medievale. Rome, 2-2013 P. 587-592
2. Rhetorics in the Ziedonis’ Poetry: Parenthesis in the Collection „Epifanijas” – Retorika Ziedoņa tekstos: parentēze “Epifānijās” // Ziedonis, Imants. Piederības meklējumi, brīvības treniņš : zinātnisko rakstu krājums. Latviešu pamattekstu pētījumi./ sast. A. Cimdiņa. Rīga : Zinātne, 2014., 133.-145. lpp. (international editorial board)
3. Opponent’s Speech at the Disputation of Sanita Balode’s Dissertation “Verbs of Motion with Directional Prepositions and Prefixes in Xenophon’ s Anabasis”, University of Lund) // Antiquitas Viva 4, Latvijas Universitāte, Akadēmiskais apgāds, Rīga, 2014., 188.- 190. Lpp. (international editorial board)
4. Greek Personal Names in the Field of Latvian Language (Recommendations for Modern Greek Material) – Grieķu personvārdu atveide latviešu valodā: jaungrieķu valoda (ieteikumi). LVA 2015, 41 lpp.
5. The Epitaphical: Signs of Ancient Greek Poetry Genre in A. Dagda’s poetical Style. Rīga: LU LFMI, 2016, 27.-35.
6. Occasio in epinician poetry // Humanitas. Festskrift till Arne Jönsson Göteborg & Stockholm, Sweden : Makadam Publishers, Göteborg & Stockholm, Sweden, 2017. 601-611.
7. Antike Sprachtheorie und die Übersetzung antiker Texte in die Gegenwart // The Classical Tradition in the Baltic Region. Receptions and Adaptations of Greece and Rome. Germany, Hildesheim : Georg Olms Verlag Hildesheim – Zürich – New York, 2017

Translations:

Bible: Deuterocanonical Texts (Esra’s Books) – Bībele ar deiterokanoniskajām grāmatām / tulkošanas komisija: Juris Cālītis (koordinators), Jānis Priede, Ilze Rūmniece … [u.c.] Rīga: Latvijas Bībeles biedrība, 2012.

Editor/member of Editorial Board for Scientific Articles Collections:

1. Hellenic Dimension. Materials of the Riga 3rd International Conference of Hellenic Studies. Ed.: B. Aleksejeva, O. Lāms, I. Rūmniece. University of Latvia, 2012, 270 p. (quadriennal project, international editorial board)
2. Antiquitas Viva 4. Studia Classica. Zin. red. un sast. O. Lāms, B. Kukjalko, I. Rūmniece. LU Akadēmiskais apgāds. Rīga, 2014. (biennal project, international editorial board; in preparation the Tome 2018)

Presentations at International Conferences – 21 paper (in English, German, Modern Greek); main presentations:

III. PEDAGOGICAL WORK (last 6 years)

Supervisor of BA and MA final theses in Classical Philology (10 and 9 students)
Courses taught (BA and MA Study Programmes in Classical Philology, MA in Baltic Philology, Doctoral Program in Lingusitics):

Introduction in Ancient World, Theoretical Aspects of Greek Myth, Ancient Greek Tragedy, Ancient Lyrics, Texts of Classical Oratory Prose, Ancient Biographical Prose, Modern Greek I-II, Greek Language in Modern Greek Literary Texts, History of Greek Language (Dialects), Stylistic Analysis of Classical Texts, Roman Epigramm: Texts of Martial, Hellenic Cultural Identity in Modern Greek Poetry, Classical Rhetoric: Theory and Praxis

Guest lectures in other universities: University of Vilnius (Lithuania, 2012), University of Bari (Italy, 2013), University of Oslo (Norway 2017)

IV. OTHER ACTIVITIES (last 6 years)

– Member of the editorial board of the peer-reviewed periodical Latvijas Universitātes Raksti (Acta Universitatis Latviensis) in Literature, Folklore and Arts
– Member of the editorial board of the peer-reviewed periodical Language: Meaning and Form (University of Latvia)
– Head of the Organizing Committee for International Conferences: Antiquitas Viva (forthcoming 2019.), Colloquium Balticum Rigense (2014), Hellenic Dimension (2018),
– Expert in Greek and Latin (in the State Languge Agency and Center for Latvian Language)
– „Ancient theoretical Texts in Literature and Lingustics” (Leader of the Research Team) – Project supported by the University of Latvia

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