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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Kultur-, Sozial- und Bildungswissen­schaftliche Fakultät - Winckelmann-Institut

Kurzvita - Zbigniew T. Fiema

 

Date of Birth: March 7, 1957


Academic Education:

1991

Ph.D. Anthropology. Department of Anthropology, University of Utah, USA.
Dissertation subject: Economics, Administration and Demography of Late Roman and Byzantine Southern Transjordan.

1980

M.A. Archaeology (summa cum laude), Institute of Archaeology, Warsaw University, Poland. Thesis subject: Temples and Sacral Places in Palestine in the Bronze Age. Adjunct Professorship (Docentship)

2003

Classical Archaeology; Dept. of Classical Philology, University of Helsinki


Posts and Full-time Positions

2010-2012

Research Director, The Academy of Finland Center of Excellence "Ancient and Greek Documents, Archives and Libraries," directed by Prof. Jaakko Frösén, University of Helsinki.

2005-2010

Research Fellow, The Academy of Finland, Helsinki, Finland (5 years appointment). Seat of research: Institutum Classicum, University of Helsinki

2001-2005

Researcher and Lecturer, Institutum Classicum, University of Helsinki

2000-2001

Fulbright Visiting Professor (teaching/research), Institutum Classicum/ Department of Archaeology, Helsinki University, Helsinki, Finland (9 months);

1992-97

Chief Archaeologist, American Center of Oriental Research, Amman, Jordan

1986-91

Associate Instructor, Department of Anthropology, University of Utah

 

Professional Interests

General: archaeology and culture history of the Mediterranean during the Classical and
Byzantine Periods; Roman Empire, Late Antiquity;

Theoretical: complex societies, trade, urbanism, archaeological method and theory;

Area: Mediterranean Basin, Middle East;

 

Research Allocations and Grants (last 10 years)

2005-2010

Research Fellow, The Academy of Finland, Helsinki, (5 years appointment). Institutum Classicum, University of Helsinki

2000

Senior Research Fellow, National Endowment for the Humanities/Albright Institute of Archaeological Research, Jerusalem. Subject: Southern Jordan and the Negev - Comparative Studies in Byzantine Urbanism and Ecclesiastical Architecture.

1999-2000

Research Fellow, Dumbarton Oaks Institute for Byzantine Studies. Subject: The Byzantine Period in Petra - New Archaeological and Historical Evidence.


Projects and Expert Assignments:

1997-

Chief Archaeologist and Consultant. The Finnish Jabal Haroun Archaeological Project, Petra, Jordan. University of Helsinki - The Academy of Finland, Finland.

1994-

Archaeological Consultant. The Petra Papyri Project - the Publication Project by the University of Michigan and University of Helsinki.

1992-1997

Archaeological Field Director and Researcher. The American Center of Oriental Research, Amman, Jordan.

 

Archaeological Fieldwork

2011-2012

Co-director. The Northeastern Petra Project. Petra, Jordan. Humboldt Universität, Berlin (2 weeks).

2008-2011

Archaeologist. The French-Saudi Archaeological Project in Madain Salih, Saudi Arabia. Centre National des Recherches Scientifiques (1 month each season).

1997-2005, 2007, 2011

Chief Archaeologist. The Finnish Jabal Haroun Project, Petra, Jordan. University of Helsinki - The Academy of Finland. (1.5 months each season).

2002, 2003, 2004

Archaeologist. The University of Helsinki Pompeii Project, Pompeii, Italy. University of Helsinki - The Academy of Finland. (3 weeks each season).

2003

Archaeologist. The Saudi Project at Medain Salih (ancient Hegra), Saudi Arabia. Ministry of Education and Antiquities (2 weeks).
1997

Field Director. Roman Street Project in Petra. American Center of Oriental Research - USAID Project in Petra, Jordan (7 months).

1992-96

Co-director. The Petra Church Project. American Center of Oriental Research -
USAID Project in Petra, Jordan (23 field months).

1992

Principal investigator. Tuwaneh and the Via Nova Traiana Survey Project, Jordan (6 months)
1987, 1991

Archaeologist. Fouilles d'Octodurus, Martigny, Switzerland (Recherches archéologiques cantonales de Valais). 2 field months each season.

1991

Archaeologist. Kern River Project, Utah. Dames & Moore Co (2 field months).

1988, 1989

Field Supervisor. Fouilles de Brig-Gamsen, Switzerland (Recherches
archéologiques cantonales de Valais). 1 month each season.

1989

Field Supervisor. Tell Safut Project, Jordan. Seton Hall University (1 field month).

1986 1989

Surveyor and Field Supervisor. Arabia Petraea/Roman Road Project, Jordan (3
field weeks each season).

1985

Field Supervisor. American Expedition to Petra, Jordan. University of Utah (2 field
months).

1983

Surveyor. Archaeological Survey in the Canyonlands National Park, Utah. Bureau
of Land Management. (1 field month).

1981-82

Field Archaeologist. Polish Archaeological Mission in Alexandria, Egypt (22 field
months).

1981

Field Archaeologist. Polish Archaeological Mission in Palmyra, Syria (2 field
months).

1981

Area Supervisor and Pottery Draftsman. Baq'ah Valley Project, Jordan. University
Museum, University of Pennsylvania (1 field month).

1977

Excavator. Somerset Levels Project, Great Britain. Cambridge University.

1976

Excavator. Mucking Excavations, Essex, Great Britain (1 field month).