Rick Bonnie


    Research areas

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

Description of research and teaching

Rick Bonnie (PhD, University of Leuven) is a university researcher and vice-team leader (in team "Material Cultural and Community Heritage") in the Centre of Excellence in Ancient Near Eastern Empires, as well as a member of the Centre of Excellence in Changes in Sacred Texts and Traditions. Furthermore, he currently leads a three-year project "Religious Responses to Climate Change in the Southern Levant," which studies the impact of past climatic changes on the rise and fall of Jewish ritual purification baths in Hasmonean-Roman Judaea.

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.


Curriculum Vitae

Latest publications

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

    Bonnie, R. G. L. M., 2019, Turnhout: Brepols. 373 p. (Studies in Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology; no. 11)

    Research output: Book/ReportBookScientificpeer-review

  2. Miten Raamatun muutoksia tutkitaan?

    Mäkipelto, V. J. (ed.), Nissinen, M. H., Orpana, J. A., Laine, L. T. M., Bonnie, R. G. L. M. (ed.), Lorenzon, M. (ed.), Wallis, C. R. D. (ed.) & Rostedt, K. (ed.), 12 Dec 2018

    Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual ProductsProfessional

  3. Poster: Qumran Survey: Reflections on Ethics

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

    Research output: Conference materialsPosterResearch

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Latest activities

  1. Experiencing Jewish Ritual Baths in Early Roman Palestine

    Rick Bonnie (Speaker)
    21 May 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

  2. Provenance Research

    Rick Bonnie (Speaker)
    10 May 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

  3. Religious Architecture in Ruins? Standing Synagogue Remains in Early Islamic Galilee

    Rick Bonnie (Speaker)
    30 Apr 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

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