Prof. Dr. Reinhard Bernbeck

Reinhard Bernbeck is professor at the Institute for Near Eastern Archaeology at the Freie Universität Berlin, and Professor Emeritus in the Department of Anthropology at Binghamton University (NY). His research in Topoi focuses on the Late Neolithic of southern Turkmenistan (research group A-2), fifth mmillennium pottery production in southestern Iran (research group A-6) and the relation between space and subjectivities in empires of Iron Age northern Mesopotamia (research group B-4). He is also interested in the ideological and political dimensions of archaeology as well as narrative constructions in his field. He has co-directed fieldwork in many different contexts, ranging from Jordan and the Occupied Palestinian Territories to Turkey, Iran, and Turkmenistan.


Further Activities

18.1.2014 Talk Netzwerk-Imperialismus und Gewaltkulturen (Assyrien – USA)
Part of: Symposium “Kulturtechnik Macht. Punkt, Linie und Fläche des Imperiums” at the Institut für Wissenschaft und Kunst, organized by Marianne Kubaczek and Wolfgang Pircher, Vienna, Austria
15.11.2012 Talk Assyrian Terror
Part of: Fear and Loathing in the Archaeological Record, organized by Christopher Wolff and Kevin Smith at the 111th American Anthropological Association Meetings, San Francisco, CA, USA
23.-24.5.2011 Talk Lieux de Mémoire as a Technique of Forgetting and a New Potential Role of Archaeology
Part of: Workshop Between Memory Places and Memory Networks, Berlin, organized by Reinhard Bernbeck and Ulrike Sommer