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

Education, Positions and Fellowships

 

current Guest researcher and Habilitation at the Institute of Archaeology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Topic: 'An Archaeology of (indgenous) cult at Musawwarat es-Sufra)
05-10/2020 Assistant for the management of scientific collections at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin at the Hermann von Helmholtz-Zentrum für Kulturtechnik
since 08/2019 Associate researcher at the Institute of Heritage Sciences of the Spanish National Research Council (Incipit-CSIC), Santiago de Compostela
since 07/2016 Co-Director of the Humboldt University Archaeological Mission to Musawwarat es-Sufra (with Alexandra Verbovsek)

09/2015-12/2016

(honorary member: 01/01-30/09/2017)

Project member QSAP-QMPS at the German Archaeological Institute (DAI): principal investitator for the Meroe Pyramids Graffiti Project
since 06/2015 (on leave from 01/11/2020 to 31/10/2025) Senior Lecturer, Department of Northeast African Archaeology and Cultural Studies, Institute of Archaeology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany (Field: The Archaeology of Sudan)

since 05/2015 (on leave from 01/11/2020 to 31/10/2025)

Curator of the Sudan Archaeological Collection & Archive at the Institute of Archaeology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
01/2015-12/2017 Honorary Research Fellow, Rock Art Research Institute (RARI), School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
08/2014

Directeur d'études associés at the Fondation Maison des Sciences de l'Homme, Paris, France (Project: 'Lives in ruins')

09/2013-08/2015

(01-06/2014 full-time)

Qatar Sudan Archaeological Project (QSAP) at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin:

01-12/2013

 

Research Officer, Rock Art Research Institute (RARI), School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

10/2010-02/2011
 

Excellence Cluster TOPOI, Berlin, Germany (E-CSG-V - Space and Collective Identity) research leave for academic staff fellowship (Project: 'Rock art landscapes in synchronic and diachronic perspectives: a case study on the relation between image, space and collective identity at the Fourth Nile Cataract, Sudan')

04/2009-05/2015

(on leave 01/2013-06/2014)
Lecturer, Department of Northeast African Archaeology and Cultural Studies, Institute of Archaeology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany (Field: Archaeology of the Middle Nile valley, the Eastern Sahara and the Horn of Africa)
10/2007-11/2008

 

Guest junior professorship at the Department for Northeast African Archaeology and Cultural Studies, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany (Field: Archaeology of the Middle Nile valley, the Eastern Sahara and the Horn of Africa)

01-09/2007, 12/2008-03/2009

Post-doc scholar at the Department for Northeast African Archaeology and Cultural Studies, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany (Project: 'Rock art landscapes at the Fourth Nile Cataract, Sudan')

01/2005-12/2006

Post-doc scholar and guest at the Max-Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, Germany (Project: 'Nubian Rock Art Virtual Archive: Developing solutions for the online publication of an archaeological research archive')

03/2003-12/2004

Research Fellow at the Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde, Leiden, Netherlands (Project: ECHO (NECEP - Non-European Components of European Heritage), Case study: Heritage of the Dogon of Mali)

03-08/1999

Research Fellow at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London, United Kingdom (Project: Rock Art Pilot Project - RAPP, English Heritage)

1998-2005 Ph.D. research at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London, United Kingdom (Ph.D. thesis: 'Dialogues in Stone: Past and present engagements with rock art in sub-Saharan Mali, West Africa'; Supervisors: Prof. Dr. P. J. Ucko und Dr. K. C. MacDonald), funded by DAAD, AHRB and UCL Graduate School
1994-1995 M.A. Archaeology (African Archaeology, Theory in Archaeology, Ethnoarchaeology, Archaeology of Late Antiquity) at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London, United Kingdom (MA dissertation: 'Signs of ethnic identity in Visigothic Spain'), Winner of the Petrie-Prize for the best M.A. at the Institute of Archaeology
1992-1993 B.A. Year Abroad at the Department of History & the Institute of Archaeology, University College London, United Kingdom (History and Archaeology of Late Antiquity and Early Medieval Europe)
1991-1998 Magister in History and Archaeology (Ancient History, Prehistoric and Early Historic Archaeology) at Freie Universität Berlin and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany