Jun Prof. Dr Constance von Rüden

Research interests

  • The Eastern Mediterranean in the 3rd and 2nd Millennium BCE
  • Prehistory of Sardinia
  • Knowledge and Materiality
  • Landscape Archaeology


Curriculum Vitae

  • February/March 2018 Visiting Professor for Aegean Prehistory at the University of Bristol
  • Since 1/01/2017 Managing director of the Institute of Archaeological Studies at the Ruhr-University                  Bochum
  • 01/01/2016 to 31/03/2016 Research scholar at the Getty Research Institute/ Los Angeles, United States of America
  • since 1/03/2014 Junior-professorship for Prehistory at the Ruhr-University Bochum, key research areas: Mediterranean Prehistory and Theory (since March, the 1st 2017 positively evaluated)
  • 01/01/2013–28/02/2014 Member of research staff at the Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in the Global Context” at the Ruprecht-Karls-University/ Heidelberg
  • 01/05/2010–31/12/2012 Member of research staff at the Centre of Mediterranean Studies at the Ruhr-University in Bochum
  • 01/03/2007–31/05/2010 Foreign Fellowship at the German Archaeological Institute in Athens
  • 15/02/2007 Conferral of doctorate (summa cum laude) (University of Freiburg/University of Tübingen); topic of the thesis: Die Wandmalereien von Tall Mishrife/Qatna im Kontext einer ägäisch-syrischen Kommunikation
  • 01/09/2004–30/11/2006 Scholarship of the ‘German National Academic Foundation’ (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes)
  • 01/12/2005–28/02/2006 Research assistance at the Archaeological Institute, Albert-Ludwig-University/Freiburg
  • 01/01–30/08/2004 Scholarship of the ‘Landesgraduiertenförderung Baden-Württemberg’
  • 01/07–31/12/2003 Scholarship at the Graduate School ‘Anatolien und seine Nachbarn’ Eberhard-Karls-University Tübingen
  • 13/12/2002 Magistra Artium (University of Freiburg), topic of the thesis: Die Frühe Eisenzeit im östlichen Mittelmeerraum. Untersuchung möglicher Austausch-formen zwischen Kreta und Zypern in den ‚Dark Ages’


Current Projects

  • Since 2017 Member of the network “Material Entanglements in the Ancient Mediterranean and Beyond”, organized by Antigoni Zournatzi and Marian Feldman,.funded by the Getty Foundation (Connecting Art Histories initiative)
  • Since 2017 PI of the ReSoc (Resources in Societies) project (cooperation of the Deutsches Bergbau-Museum and Ruhr-University Bochum, funded by the Leibnizgemeinschaft)
  • Since 2017 Field project: Making Landscape - Sant’ Antioco survey/Sardinia
  • Since 2010 Field project: the wall paintings from Avaris /Tell el Dabca/Egypt (in cooperation with the Austrian Academy of Sciences)

Institute of Archaeological Studies
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Am Bergbaumuseum 31
D-44791 Bochum

Office Hours: Tues. 16-18 Uhr
Phone: 0049 (0)234 32-28546

Publications Jun Prof. Dr Constance von Rüden