This Research Focus Area was established in 2015 by combining the fields of Ancient Languages and Cultures that was previously spread over the Potchefstroom and Vaal Triangle Campuses. In the process researchers investigating the fields of Latin, Greek and Semitic Languages (including Biblical Hebrew, Aramaic, Syriac, Akkadian and others) joined forces.


Opportunity: Postdoctoral Fellowship - Research Focus Area, Ancient Texts: Text, Context and Reception

Dear students,

A Postdoctoral fellowship is available at The Research Focus Area: Ancient Texts, Context and Reception within the Faculty of Theology of the North-west University. The successful postdoctoral fellow will be allocated an experienced Mentor from the Focus area.
The Research Focus Area strives to contribute to Research and Innovation by producing cutting edge research outputs to the Research field of ancient texts. To achieve this, the FA provides opportunities to suitable candidates as elucidated below.

Applications close on 31 March 2024.
For more information, please click here.



First call for papers - Conference (5-8 February 2025):

School of Christian Ministry and Leadership

Approaching Foreigners in Antiquity: Studying Intercultural Contact

The School of Ancient Languages and Text Studies of the North-West University of Potchefstroom in South Africa would like to invite you at the international and interdisciplinary conference:
Approaching Foreigners in Antiquity: Studying Intercultural Contact
5-8 February 2025
North-West University
South Africa

Join the Faculty at the First International Conference on Antiquity in Central and South Africa. Potchefstroom, South Africa (5-8 February 2025). 
For more information regarding the conference as well as submission of abstracts, click here.