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

Office Hours
Thu 2:00-3:30 pm

+49 (0)234 32-28546



Prof. Dr. Constance von Rüden

Research interests

  • The Eastern Mediterranean in the 3rd and 2nd Millennium BCE
  • Pre- and Protohistory of Sardinia
  • Knowledge and Materiality
  • Anthropology/Archaeology of techniques
  • Landscape Archaeology

Curriculum Vitae

  • since 01/03/2020 Professor for Pre- and Protohistory, focus on Mediterranean Prehistory and Theory
  • 06/12/2018–13/02/2019 Maternity leave
  • February/March 2018 P. M. Warren guest-professorship for Aegean Prehistory at the University of Bristol/UK
  • since 1/01/2017 Executive manager of the Institute of Archaeological Studies/Ruhr-University Bochum
  • 01/01/2016 to 31/03/2016 Research scholar at the Getty Research Institute/ Los Angeles/US
  • 01/03/2014–28/02/2020 Junior-Professor for Pre- and Protohistory, Ruhr-University Bochum, core area: Mediterranean Prehistory and Theory
  • 01/01/2013–28/02/2014 Member of research staff, 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, Centre of Mediterranean Studies at the Ruhr-University Bochum
  • 01/03/2007–31/05/2010 Research Fellow at the German Archaeological Institute in Athens
  • 15/02/2007 Conferral of doctorate (summa cum laude); topic of the thesis: Die Wandmalereien von Tall Mishrife/Qatna im Kontext einer ägäisch-syrischen Kommunikation
  • 01/12/2005–28/02/2006 Research assistance at the Archaeological Institute, Albert-
  • 01/09/2004–30/11/2006 Scholarship of the ‘German National Academic Foundation’
    (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes)
  • 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, topic of the thesis: Die Frühe Eisenzeit im östlichen Mittelmeerraum. Untersuchung möglicher Austauschformen 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
  • 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)