Martin Bentz
Prof. Dr. Martin Bentz

Prof. Dr. Martin Bentz

University of Bonn
Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology
Department for Classical Archaeology
Am Hofgarten 21
D-53113 Bonn
Phone: +49 / (0)228 / 73 7735
m.bentz[at]uni-bonn.de


Current Position

  • Deputy Director of the Institute of Archaeology and Cultural Anthropology
  • Professor for Southeast Asian Studies
  • Spokesperson of the DFG Graduate School 1878

Research

Martin Bentz studies different forms of dependency in the Greek and pre-Roman world of the first millenium BC, beginning with the material evidence – archaeological data and ancient images – and contextualizing them with literary sources. Particular attention is given to the different actors in economic processes: slaves, metics (foreigners with limited rights) and free citizens, collaborating in different and changing types of relationships and working as slaves, day laborers, tenants or independent entrepreneurs.

3 monographs, 16 edited volumes, 52 articles and 12 reviews. Numerous national and international lectures and presentations, 8 completed and 14 ongoing doctorates, 39 Magister and Master and 9 Bachelor theses as supervisor/first reviewer.

Education

  • 1997                          Habilitation and Venia legendi in Classical Archaeology
  • 1986–1989              Ph.D. in Classical Archaeology, University of Göttingen, Germany
  • 1980–1986              M.A in Classical Archaeology, Prehistory and Ancient History, University of Cologne (Germany),
                                       Università degli Studi Florence (Italy), and University of Göttingen (Germany)

Academic Positions

  • 2011/12                    Chaire internationale en archéologie grecque Eleni Hatzivassiliou at the Free University of Brussels, Belgium
  • 2004–present          Professor for Classical Archaeology, University of Bonn, Germany
  • 1999–2004              Managing Editor of the Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum at the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities
  • 1991–1999              Research Associate, Chair of Classical Archaeology, University of Regensburg, Germany
  • 1990–1991              Research Associate, Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities (Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum)

Offers

  • 2011                          Professor, University of Würzburg, Germany

Participation in Centers and Collaborative Projects

  • 2016–present         Member of the DFG Expert Commission 101 (Ancient Cultures)
  • 2013–present         Spokesperson for the DFG Research Training Group 1878 "Archeology of Pre-Modern Economies"
  • 2006–present         Member of the "Center for the Classical Tradition" (CCT)

Additional Academic Activities

  • Head of archaeological excavations in Marzabotto (2002–2007) and in Selinunte (2010–2016)
  • President of the German Archaeologists’ Association (DArV) 2008–2012
  • Curator and member of the scientific advisory board of numerous exhibitions and projects
  • Organizer of many international conferences
  • Member of various advisory boards of international journals
  • Co-editor of "Kölner und Bonner Archaeologika" (KuBA), "Studien zur Wirtschaftsarchäologie", "Beiträge zur Wirtschaftsarchäologie", "Gnomon"
  • Expert for national and international research organizations, institutions and foundations

Third-Party Funding

  • DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) (collaborative project 2015–2016)
  • EU (collaborative project 2012–2014)
  • Mercator Foundation (collaborative project 2010–2015)
  • DFG (Graduate Program and 2 individual projects since 2010)
  • Fritz Thyssen Foundation (four individual projects, since 2004)


Selected Publications

  • and Christoph Reusser, eds. 2010. Etruskisch-italische und römisch-republikanische Häuser. Studien zur antiken Stadt 9. Wiesbaden: Reichert.

  • ed. 2008. Rasna. Die Etrusker. Eine Ausstellung im Akademischen Kunstmuseum Antikensammlung der Universität Bonn, 15. Oktober 2008–15. Februar 2009. Petersberg: Michael Imhof Verlag.

  • and Christoph Reusser. 2008. Marzabotto. Planstadt der Etrusker. Zaberns Bildbände zur Archäologie. Mainz: Philipp von Zabern.

  • 2005. “Spiel um Leben und Tod? Gewalt und Athletik in klassischer Zeit.” In Die andere Seite der Klassik. Gewalt im 5. und 4. Jahrhundert v. Chr., edited by Günter Fischer and Susanne Moraw, 129–141. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag.

  • ed. 2002. Vasenforschung und Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. Standortbestimmung und Perspektiven. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum Deutschland 1. Munich: C.H. Beck.

  • and Christiane von Dehl-Kaenel. 2001. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum 73: Göttingen 2, Korinthische und Etruskische Keramik. Munich: C.H. Beck.

  • and Christian Mann. 2001. “Zur Heroisierung von Athleten.” In Konstruktionen von Wirklichkeit. Bilder im Griechenland des 5. und 4. Jahrhunderts v. Chr., edited by Ralf von den Hoff and Stefan Schmidt, 225–240. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag.

  • 1998. Panathenäische Preisamphoren. Eine athenische Vasengattung und ihre Funktion vom 6.–4. Jahrhundert v. Chr. Antike Kunst 18. Basel: Vereinigung der Freunde Antiker Kunst.

  • 1992. Etruskische Votivbronzen des Hellenismus. Biblioteca di Studi Etruschi 25. Florence: L.S. Olschki.

  • and Frank Rumscheid. 1987. Griechische Vasen aus Unteritalien aus der Sammlung des Archäologischen Instituts der Georg-August-Universitaet Göttingen. Katalog zur Ausstellung in der Hauptstelle der Städtischen Sparkasse zu Göttingen vom 23.11.1987 bis zum 8.1.1988. Göttingen: Archäogisches Institut, Universität Göttingen.

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