Tønnes Bekker-Nielsen

Ph.D., dr.phil.

  • Campusvej 55

    5230 Odense M

    Denmark

1983 …2020
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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 2020

[Review of] M.C. Bishop, The Secret History of the Roman Roads of Britain (2019)

Bekker-Nielsen, T., 2020, In : Bryn Mawr Classical Review. 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLiterature reviewResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Auf den Spuren der unsichtbaren Städte: Stadtbild und städtisches Leben in den Werken kaiserzeitlicher Autoren aus dem griechischen Osten

Bekker-Nielsen, T., Sep 2020, (Accepted/In press) Bilder urbaner Lebenswelten in der griechisch-römischen Antike. Boenisch-Meyer, S. & Free, A. (eds.). Dr. Rudolf Habelt, 20 p. (Asia Minor Studien).

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

Dio's Bithynian Background

Bekker-Nielsen, T., Dec 2020, (Submitted) Brill¹s Companion to Cassius Dio. Scott, A. & Madsen, J. M. (eds.). Leiden: Brill, 20 p.

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

Activities 1996 2019

Die Semantik des städtischen Raumes

Tønnes Bekker-Nielsen (Guest lecturer)
15. Nov 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations

Det farefulde hav

Tønnes Bekker-Nielsen (Guest lecturer)
9. Nov 2019

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

Mare nostrum

Tønnes Bekker-Nielsen (Guest lecturer)
28. Oct 2019

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

Samtale med Jan Stubbe Østergaard om "Mare nostrum"

Tønnes Bekker-Nielsen (Participant), Jan Francis Stubbe Østergaard (Participant)
30. Mar 2019

Activity: Other activitiesOther

Nikaia and Nikomedeia from Hellenism to late Antiquity: Parallel Lives or a Tale of Two Cities?

Tønnes Bekker-Nielsen (Guest lecturer)
28. Mar 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations

Press / Media

Traditionernes Fest

Tønnes Bekker-Nielsen

19/10/2019

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Mare Nostrum - Romerne og Middelhavet

Tønnes Bekker-Nielsen

16/05/2019

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

6 spændende oplevelser på Historiske Dage

Tønnes Bekker-Nielsen

29/03/2019

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Bent Blüdnikows guide til 6 oplevelser på Historiske Dage

Tønnes Bekker-Nielsen

28/03/2019

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Romernes hav

Tønnes Bekker-Nielsen

13/03/2019

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Teaching & Supervision

Antikkens historie og samfundsforhold

Tønnes Bekker-Nielsen

06/09/201805/12/2018

Course: Teaching

Antikken på film

Tønnes Bekker-Nielsen

05/09/201805/12/2018

Course: Teaching

Specialevejledning

Tønnes Bekker-Nielsen

15/07/201801/12/2018

Course: Teaching and supervisionSupervision

Sparta -Magten og myten

Tønnes Bekker-Nielsen

01/02/201820/06/2018

Course: Teaching