Dr. Clarissa Blume-Jung

Research Interests

  • The Hellenistic world
  • Roman Imperial times
  • Polychromy of Greek and Roman sculptures, figurines and architecture
  • Sculptures and terracotta figurines
  • Religion and rites
  • Burials


Curriculum Vitae

  • 2015-2018 Member of the "Junges Kolleg" of the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences and the Arts.
  • Winter term 2014/15 on leave for a research stay in Rome funded by the DAAD (research on the heterogeneity of the in the burial customs in the City of Rome in the 1st and 2nd century AD)
  • Since winter term 2012
 Akademische Rätin auf Zeit (alike Assistant Professor) at the Institute of Archaeological Sciences
  • 2011-2012 
Research assistant (PostDoc) at the Courant research centre „Bildung und Religion von der frühen römischen Kaiserzeit bis zur klassischen Epoche des Islam“ (Education and religion from the early Roman Imperial Times to the Classical Era of Islam) at the University of Göttingen
  • 2012 
Lectureship at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
  • 2011
 Doctorate at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (in collaboration with the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität of Heidelberg), „Die Polychromie hellenistischer Skulptur – Ihre Funktion und ihr Informationsgehalt für den Betrachter.“ (The polychromy of Hellenistic sculptures – Their function and their informative content for the observer)
  • 2010-2011
 Lectureships at the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität of Heidelberg
  • 2006-2008 
Doctoral student at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität of Freiburg
  • 2006
 Master of Philosophy in Classical Archaeology, University of Oxford, Title of the thesis: „The Polychromy of Hellenistic Figurines“
  • 2004-2006
 Master’s programme at the University of Oxford
  • 2002-2004
 Studies in Classical Archaeology, Christian Archaeology and Byzantine Art History as well as Ancient History at the Georg-August-Universität of Göttingen


Research Projects

  • Burials in the City of Rome in the 1st and 2nd century AD. An analysis of the heterogeneity in the burial customs (habilitation project)
  • Philosophical concepts of the afterlife in imperial sarcophagus reliefs
  • Polychromy of Hellenistic sculptures

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

Office Hours: by appointment
Phone: (0234) 32-25389


Publications Dr. C. Blume-Jung