Board of Directors

Jan van der Crabben
Jan van der Crabben Chief Executive Officer

MA War Studies, King's College London
BA Journalism, University of East London

Jan is the Founder and CEO of Ancient History Encyclopedia, leading the non-profit company to best fulfil its mission to engage people with cultural heritage and to improve history education worldwide. He holds an MA War Studies from King's College.

Joshua J. Mark
Joshua J. Mark Author & Researcher

MA English, SUNY College New Paltz
BA English/Philosophy, SUNY College New Paltz

A freelance writer and former part-time Professor of Philosophy at Marist College, New York, Joshua J. Mark has lived in Greece and Germany and traveled through Egypt. He has taught history, writing, literature, and philosophy at the college level.

Mark Cartwright
Mark Cartwright Publishing Director

MA Political Philosophy, University of York
BA Politics (1st), University of Teesside

Mark is a history writer based in Italy. His special interests include pottery, architecture, world mythology and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share in common. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the Publishing Director at AHE.

Team Members

Arienne King
Arienne King Media Editor

Undergraduate student, Arizona State University 2018-present

edX, 2018-present

Arienne King is a student and freelance writer with a passion for history, archaeology, and digital media. She runs the blog Birdcage of the Muses and is the Media Editor for Ancient History Encyclopedia.

Carole Raddato
Carole Raddato Travel Editor

Marketing, Academy Nancy-Metz

Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

Dylan Campbell
Dylan Campbell Media Editor

BA: History, Ancient Mediterranean Studies 2012-2015 - University of Nebraska at Omaha
MA: Classical Mediterranean Studies 2015-2017 - University of Leicester

Dylan is currently working with multiple publishing projects as he decides his next steps for his academic career. His focus is on Bronze Age Aegean languages, texts, and religious practices on Minoan Crete.

Emma Groeneveld
Emma Groeneveld Editor

MA Teaching History, University of Utrecht
MA Ancient Studies (Research Master), University of Utrecht
BA History, University

Emma has studied History & Ancient History. During her Master's she focused on Herodotus as well as the juicy politics of ancient courts, but more recently she has been immersing herself in everything prehistoric. She both writes and edits for AHE.

Ibolya Horvath
Ibolya Horvath Editor

BA Archaeology, University of Leicester (undertaking)
BA Economics, Media Management, Budapest Business School

After years in publishing, Ibolya is currently studying Archaeology at the University of Leicester. Passionate about Roman military history with particular interest in the cultural impact of Roman conquest in the provinces.

Kelly Macquire
Kelly Macquire Videographer

Diploma of Theatre Studies- 2016
Third year Arts at Monash Double Major Ancient History/ Theatre and Minor in Literature- 2017-current

Kelly is a third year Monash student from Melbourne Australia, currently completing her arts degree with a double major in Ancient History and Archaeology/ Theatre and a minor of Literature. She has a passion for mythology and Classical Greek history.

Kim Martins
Kim Martins Travel Editor

B.A. (Hons) History
B.A. LLB (Law)
Postgraduate Diploma (Education) Dist.
Postgraduate Diploma (Information Science)
Master of Arts Chaos and Complexity Science

Kim is a freelance writer based in New Zealand. She is a former history teacher with a B.A. (Hons) in History. Her special interests are fables and mythology, as well as exploration throughout the ancient world.

Liana Miate
Liana Miate Social Media Editor

BA Ancient History, Macquarie University, Sydney

Liana is the Social Media Editor for Ancient History Encyclopedia. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in ancient Greece, Rome & Late Antiquity. She is particularly passionate about Rome and Greece, and anything to do with mythology or women.

Marion Wadowski
Marion Wadowski Head of Education

Maitrise Information et Communication, Sorbonne, Paris

Marion heads AHE's educational activities. She has been working in education for over a decade, both children and adults. Coupling this with her entrepreneurial background, her goal is to help make history fun to learn and easy to teach.

Wanda Marcussen
Wanda Marcussen Travel Editor

Bachelor in International Relations with specialization in History.
Add-on subject one semester in Rome; Study of Rome’s history, symbolic significance and value as a cultural heritage site.

Wanda has studied International Relations with specialization in History at The University of Oslo. Her main interests are ancient and medieval history, mythology and the study of sustainable use of cultural heritage sites.

William Brown
William Brown Review Manager

M.A. University of Chicago Divinity School
B.A. Northwest University, Cum Laude Graduate

William Brown runs The Biblical Review and is the Review Manager for Ancient History Encyclopedia. He is proficient in Hebrew, Akkadian, and Greek, and has published a few articles in academic journals and Ancient History Encyclopedia.

Board of Advisors

Carolyn Perry
Carolyn Perry Head of Philanthropy

BA Classical Studies, Queen Mary, University of London
PGCE Education, London South Bank University

Carolyn Perry is Head of Philanthropy at the MBI Al Jaber Foundation, a UK based charity which aims to promote better understanding between the peoples of the Middle East and the wider world.

David Tollen
David Tollen Lawyer, Trainer & Author

Harvard Law School, J.D.
Cambridge University, Queens' College, Ll.M.
U.C. Berkeley, B.A. - History

David Tollen is the author of the American Bar Association’s bestseller, The Tech Contracts Handbook, and an attorney specializing in IT and IP contracts. As founder of Tech Contracts Academy he teaches about technology agreements.

James Blake Wiener
James Blake Wiener Cultural Heritage PR Specialist

MA World History, New York University
BA History (Magna cum Laude), New York University

James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of Ancient History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

Jeremy Seeff
Jeremy Seeff Corporate & Finance Lawyer

MA Law Studies in Europe, Christ Church, Oxford University

Jeremy Seeff is a partner at Epstein Rosenblum Maoz's corporate, M&A, finance and banking practices. He has experience advising companies from their earliest stages all the way through to exit, on diversified corporate and commercial matters.

Mark J Tousey
Mark J Tousey Venture Capitalist

MBA International Finance, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
BSBA Finance, Olin School, Washington University

Mark Tousey is a venture capitalist with a background in finance. He also spends time as a director on the boards of a number of charities and philanthropic organizations in the UK and the US, with a particular focus on classical music and opera.

Tanya Valle
Tanya Valle Professional Coach

MBA Management, Fordham University
BS Marketing Communications, Fashion Institute of Technology

Tanya Valle is an accomplished Executive MBA with 16-years+ experience in journalism, communications and public relations. She advises Ancient History Encyclopedia on matters of marketing and public relations.

Are you passionate about history and feel strongly about our non-profit mission? Have a look at our openings to join our team!