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. 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

  2. Women and the Bible: A Wikipedia Story

    Bonnie, R. G. L. M. & Dixon, H. M. 14 Mar 2017 In : CSTT blog.

    Research output: Contribution to journalOther articlesGeneral public

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Latest activities

  1. The Survival of Synagogues in Early Islamic Galilee

    Bonnie, R. (Speaker)
    13 Mar 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

  2. Sepphorean oil lamp

    Bonnie, R. (Speaker)
    28 Nov 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

  3. SBL Annual Meeting / AAR Annual Meeting 2017

    Bonnie, R. (Attendee)
    18 Nov 201720 Nov 2017

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

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