Camil Staps

Camil Staps

PhD candidate in Biblical Hebrew



Refereed articles


Camil Staps, 2020. '"When Dust Was Poured Out": Creation in Job 38.36–38'. Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 44 (3), pp. 456–471.

Camil Staps, 2020. 'Prepositions and the Grammaticalization of Ancient Hebrew Bipartite Reciprocal Markers'. Journal of Semitic Studies 65 (1), pp. 61–84.


Camil Staps, John van Groningen and Rinus Plasmeijer, 2019. Lazy Interworking of Compiled and Interpreted Code for Sandboxing and Distributed Systems, in Jurriën Stutterheim and Wei Ngan Chin (eds.), Implementation and Application of Functional Languages (IFL '19), September 25–27, 2019, Singapore, Singapore. doi: 10.1145/3412932.3412941


Camil Staps, 2018. 'A Case Study of Reciprocal Middles in Biblical Hebrew: the Niphal of לחם'. Orientalia 87 (2), pp. 159–183.

Non-refereed work


Camil Staps, 2019. Tense, Aspect and Modality in Jewish Palestinian Aramaic. Master thesis, Leiden University.

Camil Staps, 2019. Lazy Interworking of Compiled and Interpreted Code for Sandboxing and Distributed Systems. Master thesis, Radboud University Nijmegen.


Camil Staps, 2017. Code generation for the Thumb-2 instruction set. Bachelor thesis, Radboud University Nijmegen.


NL-FP day, 2020-01-10Lazy Interworking of Compiled and Interpreted Code (with John van Groningen and Rinus Plasmeijer).
CLIN28, 2018-01-26Combining grammatical features for dating texts in small-corpus languages (abstract & PDF).
NL-FP day, 2018-01-05Cloogle: a programming language search engine and its applications (abstract & PDF).
LUGN, 2016-10-11Introduction to Docker (PDF).

Software projects

HebrewToolsSeveral web applications for Biblical Hebrew education (GitHub).
CloogleThe Clean language search engine (GitLab).

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2019–2024NWO Promoties in de Geesteswetenschappen, €249K (covering my PhD project; applied for by Holger Gzella; grant no. PGW.19.015).


2019–presentPhD candidate, Leiden University.
Supervised by Johan Rooryck and Ellen van Wolde.
2019–presentScientific programmer / software architect, TOP Software.
Student assistant, Radboud University Nijmegen (click for an overview of activities).

2018–19: work on the Clean ecosystem

2017–18: Combinatorics, Functional Programming for AI

2016–17: Algorithms and Data Structures, Combinatorics, Functional Programming for AI, Functional Programming 1, Introduction to Cryptography, Operating Systems

2015–16: Combinatorics, Functional Programming 1, Functional Programming 2, Introduction to Cryptography, Mathematical Structures

2013–2019Owner of ViviSoft.


2017–2019Research MA. Hebrew and Aramaic Studies, Leiden University (cum laude).
2017–2019MSc. Software Science, Radboud University Nijmegen (summa cum laude).
2014–2017BSc. Computing Science, Radboud University Nijmegen (cum laude).

Other interests