Jun Prof. Dr Constance von Rüden

Research Interests

  • The Eastern Mediterranean Basin during the 3rd and 2nd millennium BP
  • Prehistoric Archaeology of Cyprus
  • Aegean Bronze Age
  • Questions of transculturality
  • Knowledge and materiality
  • Landscape Archaeology

Curriculum Vitae

  • Since 1.03.2014
 Junior professor for Mediterranean Prehistory (older Prehistoric Archaeology)
  • Since 1.03.2014
 Associate member of the cluster of excellence Asia and Europe in a Global Context of the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
  • Since 2010 
Co-director of the Tell el Dab'a mural art project
  • Since 2010
 Coordinator of the project Feasting and Depositional Practice in Late Bronze Age Palaepaphos.
  • 1.01.2013-28.02.2014
 Postdoc at the cluster of excellence Asia and Europe in a Global Context at the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
  • 1.06.2010-31.12.2012
 Postdoc at the Centre for Mediterranean Studies of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum
  • 01.03.2007-31.05.2010 
abroad scholarship holder of the Deutschen Archäologischen Institut (German Archaeological Institute) in Athens
  • 15.02.2007
 Doctorate at the Albert-Ludwig-Universität Freiburg with a thesis on "Die Wandmalereien von Tall Mishrife/Qatna im Kontext einer ägäisch-syrischen Kommunikation" (“The mural paintings of Tall Mishrife/Qatna in the context of an Aegean-Syrian communication”)
  • 1.07.2003-30.09.2004
 Member of the post graduate programme “Anatolien und seine Nachbarn” (“Anatolia and its neighbours”) of the Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
  • 13.12.2002
 Master's degree at the Albert-Ludwig-Universität Freiburg with the thesis: Die Frühe Eisenzeit im östlichen Mittelmeerraum. Untersuchung möglicher Austauschformen zwischen Kreta und Zypern in den ‚Dark Ages’ (Early Iron Age in the Eastern Mediterranean Basin. Studies on possible exchange forms between Crete and Cyprus in the ‘Dark Ages’)
  • 10.1997-12.2002
 Studies at the Albert-Ludwig-Universität Freiburg and the Cyprus-University in Nikosia

Research Projects


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
Constance.vonrueden@rub.de

Publications Jun Prof. Dr Constance von Rüden