Person

Dr. phil.

Sophie Helas

M.A.

Research Assistant

Portrait of Sophie Helas

Address

Contact

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Phone: +49 241 80 95071 (Sekretariat)
Fax Fax: +49 241 80 92314
 

Sophie Helas is part of the DFG-funded research project "baureka.online".

 

Curriculum Vitae

1989-1997 Studies in Classical Archaeology, Italian Romance Studies and Ancient History in Cologne and Heidelberg | since 1989 Regular excavation work in Germany and Italy, especially in Selinunte with Prof. Dieter Mertens | 1997 Magistra Artium in Classical Archaeology | 1997-1999 PhD fellow of the Gerda Henkel Stiftung | 1999 PhD in Classical Archaeology at the University of Cologne under Prof. Henner von Hesberg | 2000-2001 Research assistant at the University of Giessen with excavation work in Perge, Turkey with Prof. Wolfram Martini | 2000-2001 One-year travel fellowship of the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut in Europe, North Africa and the Near East | 2002-2008 General lecturer at the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Department of Rome, Italy | 2010-2016 Research assistant at the University of Bonn, own position in the DFG project on Gabii, Italy | since 2010 Regular lectures at the University of Bonn including examination activities | 2017-2019 Research fellow of the Gerda Henkel Stiftung at the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Department of Rome with Prof. Ortwin Dally with excavation activities in Selinunte, Italy | 2020 and 2021 Short fellowships of the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut on Selinunte | since 2021 Research assistant at the Chair of Architectural History at RWTH Aachen University with Univ.- Prof. Dr.-Ing. Anke Naujokat

Member of the Deutscher Archäologen-Verband e.V. (German Association of Archaeologists).

 

Research

Current Research Project

baureka.online (DFG-funding 2021-2024)

Research Interests

Methods: Reconstruction of Archaeological Formation Processes | Scientific Research Methods in Archaeology | Data Structuring and Research Data Management

Main Research Areas

Topics: Phoenician-Punic Architecture and Culture | Urbanization and Urbanization Processes | Ancient Sacrificial Acts and Ritual Depositions

 

Main Publications

Books

Sophie Helas (with contributions from Jürgen Schumann, Antje Werner, Oliver Hofmeister, Gabriel Zuchtriegel, Giuseppina Mammina): Selinus II. Die punische Stadt auf der Akropolis, Diss., Wiesbaden 2011 (= Sonderschriften des DAI Rom, Band 15).

Editorships

Paul Fontaine, Sophie Helas (eds.): Fortificazioni archaiche del Latium vetus e dell’Etruria meridionale, Congress files, conference held in Rome September 19-20, 2013, Rom 2016.

Sophie Helas (Partial Editorship): Nordafrika, Phönizier im Westen, in: Anne-Maria Wittke (ed.): Der Neue Pauly, Supplemente, Volume 10, Frühgeschichte der Mittelmeerkulturen, Heidelberg 2015.

Sophie Helas, Dirce Marzoli (eds.): Phönizisches und Punisches Städtewesen – Urbanistica fenicia e punica, Congress files, conference held in Rome February 21-23, 2007, Madrid 2009.

Articles (Selection)

Sophie Helas, Lucia Lecce, Eva Träder: Gabii. I fossati difensivi delle mura meridionali. Risultati degli scavi 2011-2014, in: Alfonsina Russo Tagliente, Giuseppina Ghini, Zaccaria Mari (eds.): 12. Incontro di Studi sul Lazio e la Sabina, Congress files, conference held in Rome June 8-9, 2015, Rom 2019, p. 191-204 (= Lazio e Sabina, Band 12).

Sophie Helas: The Iron Age Fortifications of Gabii/Latium (Italy), in: Ariane Ballmer, Manuel Fernández-Götz, Dirk Paul Mielke (eds.): Understanding Ancient Fortifications: Between Regionality and Connectivity, Oxford 2018, p. 123-133.

Sophie Helas: Polygonalmauern in Mittelitalien und ihre Rezeption in mittel- und spätrepublikanischer Zeit, in: Rune Frederiksen, Silke Müth, Peter I. Schneider, Mike Schnelle (eds.): Fokus Fortifikation, Congress files, conference held in Athens December 6-9 2012, Oxford 2016, p. 581-594.

Sophie Helas, Holger Baitinger: Metallrelikte im Kontext. Zu einem Fundkomplex innerhalb eines archaischen Wohnhauses in Selinunt/Sizilien, in: Römische Mitteilungen 121 (2015), p. 13-39.

Sophie Helas: Punische Heiligtümer in Selinunt. Architektonische Gestaltung und religiöse Rituale, in: Iris Gerlach, Dietrich Raue (eds.): Sanktuar und Ritual. Heilige Plätze im archäologischen Befund, Rahden/Westfalen 2013, p. 185-196.

Sophie Helas: Prospezioni geofisiche a Gabii. Interpretazioni e prospettivi per uno studio delle mura, in: Giuseppina Ghini: 6. Incontro di Studi sul Lazio e la Sabina, Congress files, conference held March 4-6, 2009, Rom 2010 (= Lazio e Sabina, Band 6).