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M.A. Nathalie Kallas


Institut für Vorderasiatische Archäologie

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin

Fabeckstr. 23/25
Raum 0.1059
14195 Berlin

Research / Field Directorat the Institute for Near Eastern of the Freie Universität Berlin in the DFG-Project "Tell Ushayer: A Late Bronze Age Fortress in North Jordan”; DFG Project number 446400018

Research Interests

Communication Theory, Cross-Cultural Interactions and Exchange, Levantine Archaeology, Bronze and Iron Ages, Development of Architecture, Monumental Architecture, Palatial Architecture, Digital Archaeology, Computational archaeology

Collaboration in research projects, professional and teaching experience

03.2019 - 12.2020 German Archaeological Institute (Berlin, Germany), scientific project coordinator of the project series "Stunde Null"

2016 - 2019 German Archaeological Institute (Berlin, Germany), facilitator and translator within the training programs of the Stunde Null projects

07.2018 - 12.2018 German Archaeological Institute (Berlin, Germany), research fellow in the project “Olympia: Diachronic Development of the Votive Gifts from the 10th to the 5th Centuries B.C. in the Sanctuary of Zeus”; DFG Project number 327468989

06.2015- 05.2018 German Archaeological Institute (Berlin, Germany), research assistant / research fellow in the project "chronOntology: a time gazetteer for the historical and cultural science subjects"; DFG Project number 247900032.

10.2014 - 02.2015 Institute for Near Eastern Archaeology, Freie Universität Berlin,Lecturer

04.2006 - 10.2008 Integral - Omnicom Media Group (Dubai, UAE), Senior Consumer Insights Executive

09.2004 - 06.2005 Collège Louise Wegmann (Bchamoun, Lebanon), Computer teacher

04.2002 - 10.2004 Orient Institute Beirut (Lebanon), Research Assistant


Cooperation in archaeological research projects/excavations

2015, 2014, 2013 Tell el Burak, Lebanon,Area supervisor

12.2009 - 10.2010 CHUD - Byblos, Lebanon, Junior Consultant

2010, 2009, 2008, 2005 Tell el Burak, Lebanon, Trench supervisor

2010, 2009 Tell Fadous/Kfarabida, Lebanon,Excavation Staff

2005 Beirut 159, Lebanon,Excavation Staff

2005 Beirut 005, Lebanon, Research Assistant

2003, 2002Tell el Burak, Lebanon, Intern


Studies and scholarships

06.2011 - 15.02.2018 PhD in Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, Thesis Topic: The Middle Bronze Age in the Levant: The Influence of Cultural Communication on Palace Architecture

06.2011 - 12.2014 Catholic Academic Exchange Service, scholarship for doctoral studies at the Freie Universität Berlin

01.2015 - 10.2015 Fazit-Stiftung, scholarship for the doctoral degree at the Freie Universität Berlin

02.2005 - 01.2006; 10.2008 - 06.2010, MA in Archaeology, American University of Beirut, Lebanon, Thesis topic: Stratigraphic Study of Area I Northwest at Tell el Burak South Lebanon - Squares 29/27, 29/28, 30/27 and 30/28

02.2005 - 01.2006; 10.2008 - 06.2010 Graduate Assistantship Award for the Master studies at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon

09.2000 - 06.2004 BS, Major: Computer Science; Minor: Archaeology, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

2020. with J. Kamlah, Ausgrabung mit Meeresblick. Libanesisch-deutsche Forschungen in Tell el-Burak an der Küste südlich von Sidon.Antike Welt, Spezial Bildband, 54-59.

2020. Distinction and affinity. The dualism of foreign features in the MBA Levantine palatial architecture. West&East, Monographie 2 (Proceedings of Broadening Horizons 5 held in Udine, 5-8 June 2017). Ed. I. Marco. Trieste: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 239-255.

2019. contributor in: The Tell el-Burak I The Middle Bronze Age, with Chapters related to the site and to the Mamluk-Ottoman Periods, EdsJ. Kamlah and H. Sader. Wiesbaden: Harrasowitz Verlag.

2019. Local Building Traditions and Foreign Influences. The Levantine Middle Bronze Age Palatial Structure, in Ancient Egyptian and Ancient Near Eastern Palaces, Volume II (Proceedings of a workshop held at the 10th ICAANE in Vienna, 25-26 April 2016). Eds M. Bietak, P. Matthiaeand S. Prell. Wiesbaden: Harrasowitz Verlag, 99-116.

2017. The Construction of Power and the Production of Elite Identity: the Middle Bronze Age Palaces of the Levant. Studia Eblaitica, 3, 141-164.

(im Druck). Some remarks on the Role of the Lebanese Coastal Cities in the Politics and Trade of the Middle Bronze Age, Bulletin d'Archéologie et d'Architecture Libanaises, Hors-Série XVIII.

(in Vorbereitung) co-editor Rocco Palermo. Broadening Horizons 6. Bridging the Gap: Disciplines, Times, and Spaces in Dialogue. Volume 2. Papers from Sessions 3, 7 and 8 from the Conference held at FU Berlin, 24 to 28 June 2019. Oxford: Archaeopress.