Dennis Mario Beck

 Dennis Mario Beck
  • Classical Archaeology

Areas of Expertise:
Ancient architecture and decorative systems in antiquity; Punic and Roman North Africa; Religious architecture and ancient religion; Ancient economy

since 2023


University of Bonn, Germany

Institute for Archaeology & Cultural Anthropology
Römerstraße 164
53117 Bonn

+49 (0)228 / 73-7739
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About me

I am an Assistant Professor at the Department for Classical Archaeology in the Institute for Archaeology and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Bonn. My main research interests are roman architecture, as well as, the actors involved in resource management systems in roman building economy. Here, I am an expert on quarries and all processes in the quarry industries. One of my further research projects investigates networks of slaves and freedmen in the roman economy. I am working on different topics regarding ancient religion and sacral landscapes, especially the cult and sanctuaries of the Goddess Hera in the Western Mediterranean. 

I am motivated to explore cultural heritage, which entails the communication and education of the past based on material culture.

I aim to strengthen awareness that the study of cultural heritage can play a pivotal role in addressing today's challenges related to sustainability, identity, and mobility.

Academic career
2023 - todayAkademischer Rat a. Z./Assistant Professor at the Department for Classical Archaeology, Institute for Archaeology and Cultural Anthropology, University Bonn
2019 - 20201-year Travelling scholarship awarded by the German Archaeological Institute
2015 - 20183-year PhD scholarship in Classical Archaeology at the Freie Universität Berlin, Cluster of Excellence TOPOI (3-year PhD scholarship), Berliner Antike Kolleg, member of BerGSAS, grouped in "Landscape Archaeology and Architecture, Germany
2015Research Assistant, German Archaeological Institute, Berlin
2009 - 2015Studies Classical Archaeology, Provincial Roman Archaeology and Religious Studies at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, graduating with a Magister Artium, Germany (Italy, England)

On a personal note

Must read in my discipline:
Gottfried Gruben, Griechische Tempel und Heiligtümer

Favourite novel:
Theodor Fontane, Wanderungen durch die Mark Brandenburg

The scientist from my country you should know:
Prof. Dr. Johannes Lipps: Classical Archaeology