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, Archaeological Heritage Management, Synagogue studies, Water architecture

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.


Curriculum Vitae

Latest publications

  1. Poster: Qumran Survey: Reflections on Ethics

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

    Research output: Conference materialsPosterResearch

  2. 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

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Latest activities

  1. 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

  2. Finland in the Global Antiquities Trade: Problems and Prospects

    Rick Bonnie (Speaker)
    8 Jan 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

  3. Journal of Community Archaeology and Heritage (Journal)

    Rick Bonnie (Editor)
    1 Dec 2018 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

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