Tønnes Bekker-Nielsen

Ph.D., dr.phil.

  • Campusvej 55

    5230 Odense M

    Denmark

1983 …2019
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Personal profile

Curriculum

Born 1955 in Copenhagen

Primary and secondary school in Denmark, Canada and USA

High school graduation, Odense Katedralskole, 1974

Gold medal in history, University of Aarhus, 1979

Fellow at the Danish Institute in Rome, 1980-81

M.A. (history and art history), University of Aarhus, 1981

Ph.D. (history), University of Aarhus, 1987

Dr.phil. (history), University of Southern Denmark, 2004

Married with two daughters




Work experience:


Deputy director, Sfinx magazine, 1981-83

Assistant curator, Museum of Ancient Art, Aarhus, 1983-84

Research fellow, University of Aarhus, 1984-86

Managing director, Aarhus University Press, 1985-2000

Associate professor (førsteamanuensis) of ancient history, University of Bergen, 1994-2000

Teacher trainee, Amtsgymnasiet i Hadsten, 1998

Associate professor of ancient history (lektor), University of Southern Denmark at Esbjerg, 2000-2007

Senior guest researcher, Danish National Research Foundation’s Centre for Black Sea Studies, spring 2005

Associate professor of ancient history (lektor), University of Southern Denmark at Kolding, 2007-2013. 

Associate professor of ancient history (lektor), University of Southern Denmark at Odense, 2013-.



Organisational experience:


Trustee, Orbis Terrarum publishers, 1983-; board of directors, 2010- 

Chairman, University of Aarhus historical commission (Universitetshistorisk udvalg), 1986-89

President, International Association of Scholarly Publishers, 1992-98

Executive committee, International Publishers Association, 1995-98

Editorial committee, Classica et Mediaevalia. Revue danoise de philologie et d’histoire, 1998-2004; editor in chief 2005-
2012.


Deputy head (studiekoordinator) of the Department of History, University of Southern Denmark at Esbjerg, 2000-2003 and 2006-2007.

Scientific Committee, Danish National Research Foundation’s Centre for Black Sea Studies, 2002-2004

Steering group, HMAP-Med, and project coordinator for HMAP Black Sea, 2005-2007

Chairman, University of Southern Denmark historical commission (Universitetshistorisk udvalg), 2007-

Board of governors, Aabenraa Statsskole, 2007-2010

Study coordinator, History programme, University of Southern Denmark at Kolding, 2007-2008 and 2011-

Board of trustees, Ernst-Kirsten Gesellschaft, Internationale Gesellschaft für die historische Geographie der alten Welt, 2011-

Board of directors, Wormianum Foundation, 2016-

Director, "Where East meets West" 2012-2015 (www.sdu.dk/halys)

 

Research areas

Roman technology: roads, bridges, military technology

Ancient cartography

Cyprus in the Hellenistic and Roman period

Roman Asia Minor, especially Bithynia and Pontus.

Roman Gaul

Urbanisation and urban politics in the Roman Empire

Read more about ancient fishing: http://hmap.ruc.dk/projects/m&b/Scientific/history_fisheries_Mediterranean_Black_Sea.html

Read more about local politics in Roman Asia minor: http://www.pontos.dk/publications/books/black-sea-studies-7

Research information

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Strabo Arts & Humanities
Local Politics Arts & Humanities
Roads Arts & Humanities
Politicians Arts & Humanities
Geography Arts & Humanities
Oration Arts & Humanities
Asia Minor Arts & Humanities
Communication Arts & Humanities

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Research Output 1983 2019

Beyond the Mediterranean: Fish and fishing in the Black Sea

Bekker-Nielsen, T., 2019, (Accepted/In press) El instrumental de pesca en Hispania: Orígenes, desarrollo y contextualización Atlántico-Mediterránea. Vargas Gíron, J. M. (ed.). Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, 4 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Navigable Rivers in Northern Anatolia

Bekker-Nielsen, T., 2019, (Accepted/In press) The Black Sea in Late Antiquity: Spaces, Peoples, Transfers between changes and continuity. Dan, A., Gehrke, H-J. & Podossinov, A. (eds.). Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 30 p. (Geographica Historica).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingArticle in proceedingsResearchpeer-review

Phazemonitis Yöresi Roma Yolları: Vezirköprü ve Havza Bölgeleri Arkeolojik Yüzey Araştırması Sonuçları

Bekker-Nielsen, T. & Czichon, R., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Höyük. 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Roads and Landmarks in Strabo's Geography

Bekker-Nielsen, T., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Landmarks and Cognitive Maps in Strabo's Geography: Common Sense Geography II. Geus, K. & Thiering, M. (eds.). Berlin: LIT Verlag, 25 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

The city and the road: The transport connections of Pompeiopolis in the light of recent discoveries in the Pompeian cities

Bekker-Nielsen, T., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Contextualizing Pompeiopolis: Urban Development in Roman Anatolia from a Comparative Perspective. Summerer, L. & Johnson, P. (eds.). 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Activities 1996 2018

Cassius Dio: the Bithynian connection

Tønnes Bekker-Nielsen (Guest lecturer)
10 Dec 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations

Ad romerske veje gennem Syditalien: via Appia og via Traiana

Tønnes Bekker-Nielsen (Guest lecturer)
13 Nov 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalks and presentations in private or public companies

Romerske veje i Syditalien: via Appia og via Traiana

Tønnes Bekker-Nielsen (Guest lecturer)
15 Aug 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalks and presentations in private or public companies

International Congress of Classical Archaeology

Tønnes Bekker-Nielsen (Participant)
22 May 201826 May 2018

Activity: Attending an eventConference organisation or participation

Salt-fish production and trade in Greece and the Black Sea

Tønnes Bekker-Nielsen (Guest lecturer)
22 May 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations

Press / Media

Hvem skal vinde prisen Årets Historiske Bog?

Tønnes Bekker-Nielsen

16/01/2019

1 media contribution

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Fortrinlig bog om Romerriget og dets hav

Tønnes Bekker-Nielsen

28/12/2018

1 media contribution

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Læs her og bliv inspireret, før du rejser

Tønnes Bekker-Nielsen

27/12/2018

1 media contribution

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Læs her og bliv inspireret, før du rejser

Tønnes Bekker-Nielsen

27/12/2018

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Læs her og bliv inspireret, før du rejser

Tønnes Bekker-Nielsen

27/12/2018

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media