Prof. Dr. Rubina Raja


Derzeitige StellungProfessor W-3 und Äquivalente
FachgebietKlassische Archäologie
KeywordsCultural heritage studies, Urban archaeology, Historiography of archaeology, Palmyra, Iconography and portraiture

2021: Hendes Majestæt Dronning Margrethes Romerske Pris (Her Majesty Queen Margrethe’s Roman Prize), awarded by the Carlsberg Foundation, Copenhagen, Denmark

2019: Dansk Magisterforenings Forskningspris (Research Award of the Danish Union for Academics for outstanding research in the humanities and social sciences), awarded by the Danish Union for Academics, Copenhagen, Denmark

2018: Kershaw Lecturership, awarded by the Archaeological Institute of America, USA

2018: L’Orange annual lecture, awarded by the Norwegian Institute of Rome, Italy

2015: Distinguished Lecturer in the Human Sciences, awarded by the Max Planck Society, Berlin/Munich, Germany

2015: Elite Research Prize, awarded by the Danish Council for Independent Research and the Ministry for Higher Education and Science

2015: Tagea Brandts award for female researchers, Copenhagen, Denmark

2014: Silver medal for most outstanding research in the Humanities and Social Sciences, awarded by The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters, Copenhagen, Denmark

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Universität/InstitutionAarhus University
Institut/AbteilungDepartment of Classical Archaeology

Gastgeber*innen während der Förderung

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Jörg RüpkeMax Weber-Kolleg für Kultur- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Studien, Universität Erfurt, Erfurt
Beginn der ersten Förderung01.06.2023


2022Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel-Forschungspreis-Programm

Projektbeschreibung der*des Nominierenden

Professor Raja is internationally renowned as one of the leading field archaeologists. She is an expert on cities of the Roman Near East as well as Palmyra and Gerasa, and has developed innovative approaches to the study of urban phenomena on a global scale and in comparative perspective. In Germany, she will develop a concept and approach to the study of “religion in urban landscapes” combining perspectives of lived ancient religion and inter-urban networks.