Research Unit Islamic Archaeology
Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
Forschungseinheit Islamische Archäologie
Brühler Str. 7
53119 Bonn
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  • The Medieval Jerusalem Hinterland Project (internal workshop)

Group Foto Hinterland

Faculty members and scholars from the Hebrew University, Israel Antiquities Authority, Tel Aviv University, and Islamic Archaeology Research Unit of the University of Bonn. From Left to right Prof. Dr. Yuval Gadot, Prof. Dr. Gideon Avni, Yelena Elgart-Sharon, Nitsan Ben-Melech, Prof. Dr. Bethany J. Walker.

Dr. Benjamin J. Dolinka

Dr. Benjamin J. Dolinka joined us from the U.S.A via Skype


  • 19/01-20/01/2016 Internal Workshop - Fabrics and Regionalisms in the Early Islamic Pottery of Jordan  

Workshop 2016

Faculty and doctoral students from the Islamic Archaeology Research Unit at the University of Bonn, Institutes of Archaeology of the Universities of Bonn, Cologne, and Vienna, and scholars from other universities in Germany and abroad meet to discuss issues of regionalism and ceramic fabrics at the lab.


  • 5/10/2015-6/10/2015 International Workshop: Ceramic Evidence for a Byzantine-Islamic Tradition 

Researchers compare and discuss ceramic samples in the lab

Researchers compare and discuss ceramic samples in the lab
Monday talks cover sites from Turkey to the south of Egypt
 Monday talks cover sites from Turkey to the south of Egypt
Workshop attendees

 Workshop attendees

  • Lab-Opening on November 5th

 Speakers: Prof. Moaz, Mr. Gielisch, Mrs. Hecht-Cronstedt, Prof. Conermann, Prof. Walker, Prof. Fohrmann
Prof. Dr. Bethany Walker (Co-Director, Annemarie-Schimmel-Kolleg, 
Direktorin Forschungseinheit Islamische Archäologie, Universität Bonn)
Claus Gielisch (Honorarkonsul des Haschemitischen Königreichs Jordanien, Düsseldorf)
 Lisa Hecht-Cronstedt (Leiterin Visaabteilung, US-Generalkonsulat, Frankfurt)
 Prof. Dr. Jürgen Fohrmann (Professor für Neuere Deutsche Literatur und 
Allgemeine Literaturwissenschaft, ehemaliger Rektor, Universität Bonn)
 Prof. Dr. Stephan Conermann (Prorektor für Internationales, Professor 
für Islamwissenschaft, Universität Bonn)
 Prof. Dr. Abdalrazzaq Moaz (Senior Fellow, Annemarie-Schimmel-Kolleg, 
Universität Bonn, Indiana University, USA)
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