Prof. Dr. Joseph Maran - Vita

Born 6 September 1957 in Frankfurt on Main

Full Professor of Prehistory and Early History,
University of Heidelberg, Institute for Prehistory and Protohistory and Near Eastern Archaeology

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University degrees and positions

1985 PhD, University of Heidelberg, in Pre- and Protohistory
1986-1987   Contract with the Antiquity Service of the state of Hessen, Wiesbaden
1987-1988 Research associate in the project “Thessaly” at the Institute for Pre- and Protohistory, University of Heidelberg
1989-1991 Research associate in the project “Kiapha Thiti” at the Seminar for Classical Archaeology, University of Marburg
1991-1993 Habilitation grant, German Research
1993-1994 Assistant at the Institute for Pre- and Protohistory, Heidelberg University
1994-1996 Academic Curator, Institute for Pre- and Protohistory, University of Bonn
1995 Habilitation, University of Bonn
1994-today Director of the excavations of the German Archaeological Institute at Tiryns
1996-today Full Professor (C4) of Pre- and Protohistory, University of Heidelberg
2000-2003 Dean of the Faculty of Oriental and Ancient Studies, University of Heidelberg
2006-2015 Principal investigator in the Research Cluster “Political Space” of the German Archaeological Institute
2007-2019 Principal Investigator in the Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context”, University of Heidelberg
2013-2017 Co-Director of the Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context”, University of Heidelberg

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Awards and Honors

  • Trude Dothan Lecturer in Ancient Near Eastern Studies, fellowship 2004 (Albright Institute of Archaeological Research, Jerusalem)
  • Member of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences, since 2006
  • W. Kendrick Pritchett Lecturer of the University of California in Berkeley, November 2012
  • Corresponding member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, since 2013
  • Honorary research advisor of the Archaeological Society of Athens, since 2014
  • Foreign Member of the Academy of Athens, since 2017

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Funded Projects (selected)

  • Excavations at Tiryns (German Archaeological Institute, 1994-)
  • Untersuchungen zur Keramikproduktion und –distribution mykenischer Keramik mit Hilfe der Neutronenaktivierungsanalyse (with Hans Mommsen; German Ministry of Education and Research, 1994-1997)
  • Architekturbefunde und Stratigraphie der Phase Späthelladisch (SH) III B und der beginnenden Phase SH III C in der Unterburg von Tiryns (German Research Council, 1995-99)
  • Settlement History and Landscape Evolution in the Basin of Phlious (Korinthia, Southern Greece) (with Günther Wagner and Andreas Lang; German Ministry of Education and Research, 1998-2002)
  • Signs of Supremacy. Archaeology and Sociology of Power (with Hermann Schwengel; Altertumswissenschaftliches Kolleg Heidelberg, State of Baden-Württemberg, 2004-05)
  • Raumbilder und Bildräume. Mykenische Paläste als performativer Raum, First Project Phase (with Alkestis Papadimitriou and Ulrich Thaler; Research Cluster “Political Space”, German Archaeological Institute, 2006-2009)
  • Excavations in the Western Lower Town of Tiryns (Institute for Aegean Prehistory [Philadelphia], 2006-2010)
  • Materiality and Practice: Cultural Entanglements of 2nd millennium BC East Mediterranean Societies (with Markus Hilgert, Peter Miglus and Diamantis Panagiotopoulos, Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context”, 2008-2010)
  • Raumbilder und Bildräume. Mykenische Paläste als performativer Raum, Second Project Phase (with Alkestis Papadimitriou and Ulrich Thaler; Research Cluster “Political Space”, German Archaeological Institute, 2010-2015)
  • Hypothesis-testing of Earthquake Ruined Argolid Constructions and Landscape with Engineering Seismology (HERACLES): Archäoseismologische Untersuchungen in Tiryns und Midea“ (with Hans-G. Hinzen; Thyssen and Henkel Foundation; 2012-2014)
  • Elite Consumption in the Palace of Tiryns: Research on undecorated Mycenaean Pottery and the Social Significance of Pottery in a Political Center of the 13th and 12th cents. BCE (Thyssen Foundation; 2010-2012)
  • Negotiating Change – Cultural and Social Transformations in the Late 2nd Millennium BCE East Mediterranean: Case Studies from Tiryns, Greece, and Tell es-Safi/Gath, Israel (with Aren Maeir; German-Israeli Foundation; 2011-2013)
  • Appropriating Innovations: Entangled Knowledge in Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Age Eurasia (with Peter Miglus and P. Stockhammer, Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context”, 2013-2015)
  • Excavations in the Northwestern Lower of Tiryns (German Research Foundation, 2014-2018)
  • Interculturality and Migration in the Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age of the Southern Levant (with Philipp Stockhammer; Pilot Project, FRONTIER-program, University of Heidelberg, 2013-2016)
  • Tiryns – Das «mykenische Versailles»: Bauhistorische Untersuchung der Unterburgmauer von Tiryns (Thyssen Foundation, 2018-2020)

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Membership in Advisory Boards and Steering Committees

  • Central Directorate of the German Archaeological Institute (2005-2015)
  • Member of the Römisch-Germanische Kommission (since 2016)
  • Advisory Board of the Zentrum Archäologie und Altertumswissenschaften, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften (2007-2012)
  • Head of the Advisory Board of the Centre „Oriental and East Mediterranean Archaeology (OREA)” (2013-2016)
  • Steering Committee of the Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context” (2008-2009).
  • Co-editor of the Periodical “Gnomon” (since 2011)
  • Co-editor of the Series “Transcultural Research - Heidelberg Studies on Asia and Europe in a Global Context (2012-2017)
  • Advisory Board of the Periodical “Archäologischer Anzeiger” (2006-2014)
  • Advisory Board of the Periodical „Abenteuer Archäologie“ (2004-2007)
  • Advisory Board of the Periodical “Antike Welt” (since 2008)
  • Advisory Board of the Periodical “Origini” (since 2010)
  • Advisory Board of the Periodical “Opuscula” (since 2013)

 

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