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Description of research and teaching

Rick Bonnie (PhD, University of Leuven) is a postdoctoral researcher in the Centre of Excellence in Changes in Sacred Texts and Traditions in the Department of Biblical Studies. He is also vice-team leader (in team "Material Cultural and Community Heritage") and postdoctoral researcher in the Centre of Excellence in Ancient Near Eastern Empires, located in the Faculties of Arts and Theology.

Bonnie's research focuses primarily on the archaeology of the Greco-Roman Near East with a special focus on urbanism, identity construction, materiality and ritualization. He has a keen interest in questions relating to how the Roman Empire created new dimensions of ‘cultural mobility’ and how this affected local cultural practices and self-representation in the empire. Bonnie also holds a research interest in community archaeology, heritage crime, and open science.

Currently, his research focuses on investigating private and communal religious practices in Galilee during the Late Second Temple-period (c. 100 BCE–70 CE) through two archaeological features: stepped pools and communal synagogue structures.

Keywords

  • 615 History and Archaeology
  • Archaeology of the Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine Near East
  • Archaeology and history of early Judaism
  • Archaeology of ritual and religion
  • Archaeological Heritage Management
  • Synagogue studies
  • Water architecture

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications 2008 2019

Being Jewish in Galilee, 100–200 CE: An Archaeological Study

Bonnie, R. G. L. M., Mar 2019, (Accepted/In press) Turnhout: Brepols. 380 p. (Studies in Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology; vol. 11)

Research output: Book/ReportBookScientificpeer-review

Discussing Ethical Practices in Archaeology: Decolonization, open data, and community interaction in Jordan.

Lorenzon, M., Bonnie, R. G. L. M. & Thomas, S. E., 9 Oct 2018, (Submitted) Digital Heritage and Archaeology in Practice. Watrall, E. & Goldstein, L. (eds.). University press of Florida

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Poster: Qumran Survey: Reflections on Ethics

Jokiranta, J. M. & Bonnie, R. G. L. M., 6 Oct 2018.

Research output: Conference materialsPosterResearch

Researching Cultural Objects and Manuscripts in a Small Country: The Finnish Experience of Raising Awareness of Art Crime

Thomas, S. E., Bonnie, R. G. L. M., Dixon, H. M. & Immonen, V., 29 May 2018, In : Arts. 7, 2, 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
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Projects 2014 2025

Datasets

Activities 2014 2019

Finland in the Global Antiquities Trade: Problems and Prospects

Rick Bonnie (Speaker)
8 Jan 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

The Persian Empire, the Social Sciences, and Ancient Historiography

Rick Bonnie (Speaker: Chair)
12 Jan 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

ASOR Annual Meeting 2018

Rick Bonnie (Attendee)
14 Nov 201817 Nov 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

EABS / SBL International Meeting

Rick Bonnie (Attendee)
30 Jul 20183 Aug 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars