Christof Berns

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Christof Berns (born December 22, 1966 in Aachen ) is a German classical archaeologist .

Christof Berns studied Classical Archeology at the University of Cologne and completed his studies in 1993 with a master's degree. This was followed by a doctoral scholarship from the Graduate School Formation and Self-Representation of Urban Elites in the Roman Empire until his doctorate in Cologne in 1996 . In 1997, Bern was a research associate at the Research Archive for Ancient Sculpture at the University of Cologne, then until 1998 a postdoctoral fellow at the Graduate College Formation and Self-Presentation of Urban Elites in the Roman Empire . In 1999 he took part in the Sagalassos Archaeological Research Project of the KU Leuven as a Feodor Lynen Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation . From 2000 to 2001, Bern was a research assistant at the Berlin Collection of Antiquities , then until 2007 research assistant at the Archaeological Institute of Kiel University . With a grant from the German Research Foundation , Berns was able to conduct research from 2004 to 2005 at the Madrid Department of the German Archaeological Institute . In 2006 he completed his habilitation in Kiel and has since taught as a private lecturer . In 2007/08 he held a professorship at the University of Cologne, after which he was visiting professor at the Free University of Berlin from 2009 to 2012 and at the University of Bursa in 2012/13 . In 2012 he was appointed to the professorship for Classical Archeology with a focus on Miletus at the University of Bochum . In the 2018/19 winter semester he switched to the professorship for Classical Archeology at the University of Hamburg .

One of Bern's main research areas is the archeology of Asia Minor . In November 2017, the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Turkey appointed Christof Berns as head of the excavations in Miletus, which will resume after a five-year break.

Publications (selection)

  • Investigations into the tombs of the early imperial period in Asia Minor (= Asia Minor Studies 51). Habelt, Bonn 2003 (dissertation).

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Ruhr University Bochum News from November 17, 2017: Archeology. Christof Berns directs excavations at Miletus , accessed on November 17, 2017.