Curriculum Vitae

Tine Rassalle

Curriculum Vitae

 tinerassalle@hotmail.com • (919) 448 5819
University Address: Religious Studies, 125 Carolina Hall, Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Home Address: 401 NC 54 Bypass, Apt. B1, Carrboro, NC 27510

EDUCATION

Ph.D.                  Ancient Mediterranean Religions                                  
Religious Studies Department
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Degree Expected: September 2021
Dissertation: “Coin Deposits in Ancient Synagogues in Late Antique Palestine: a Digital Database Project.”
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Jodi Magness

B.A.                     Bachelor in Hebrew and Aramaic Languages and cultures
Department of Humanities
Leiden University, the Netherlands ǀ June 2011
Thesis: “The 1st-Century Synagogue in Palestine: Definition, reconstruction and the problems concerning identification.”
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Zangenberg

M.A.                   Master in the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East
Department of Archaeology
University Gent, Belgium ǀ June 2007, cum laude
Thesis: “The Pre-Romanesque Church in Flanders; an Archaeological Inventorization.”
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. John De Meulemeester

B.A.                     Bachelor in Archaeology
Department of Archaeology
University Gent, Belgium ǀ June 2006, cum laude 

SUPPLEMENTAL EDUCATION

2019                  Eric P. Newman Graduate Seminar in Numismatics
                          American Numismatic Society, New York

2019                  Islamic Archaeology Summer Course
                          Princeton University

2018                  Consulting Fundamentals Certificate
                          UNC Graduate School

2018                  Leadership for the Workplace Certificate
                          HighRoad Consulting – UNC Graduate School

ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELDWORK

Horvat Kur, Kinneret Regional Project (Israel)

2014-Present     Field Supervisor – Staff Member – Moderator of Social Media
2012-2013          Assistant Field Supervisor – Undergraduate Research Project
Supervisor
2011                    Square Supervisor
2009-2010          Volunteer

Huqoq Excavation Project (Israel)

2015                Square Supervisor – Undergraduate Research Project Supervisor
2014                Square Supervisor

Tell Damiyah Archaeological Project (Jordan)

2012-2013       Square Supervisor –  Registrar

RAAKVLAK (Bruges, Belgium)

2008                Summer Internship Archeological Depot

Ammaia Archaeological Project (Portugal)

2008                Field excavator

Mariana – A Roman City Survey and Archaeological Project (Corsica)

2006                Field excavator

WW I Archaeological Project, Canadian History Channel (Belgium)

2005                Field excavator

Carmelite Monasteries Archaeological Project (Belgium)

2005                Field excavator        

EMPLOYMENT AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2020-2021       Graduate Student Assistant at the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies
Marketing and events, fiscal operations, and project management
UNC at Chapel Hill, USA

2020                Graduate Research Consultant
Liaison with Ackland Art Museum, BeAM Makerspace, and UNC Gaming Initiative
Class: Magic and Religion in Antiquity (Prof. Dr. Suzanne Lye)
UNC at Chapel Hill, USA

2016                 Registrar – Database Analyst – Exhibition Assistant
Oriental Institute Museum, Registration Department
University of Chicago, USA

2016                Research Assistant for the Digital Library of the Middle East,
a digitally based, internationally shared inventory of cultural artifacts

2013-2014         Staff member of Customer Services
Rijksmuseum van Oudheden [National Museum of Antiquities]
Leiden, the Netherlands

2012-2014        Assistant Curator Near Eastern Department
Rijksmuseum van Oudheden [National Museum of Antiquities]
Leiden, the Netherlands

2011-2014        Research Assistant for Prof. Dr. Jürgen Zangenberg
Leiden University
Leiden, the Netherlands

2013                   Archaeological Consultant
TV documentary “The Secret(s) of Mount Ararat”- Ararat Productions Expedition
Turkey

2013                   Archaeologist and English translator
Stichting Infrastructuur Kwaliteitsborging Bodembeheer
[Foundation for Infrastructure for Quality Assurance of Soil Management]
Gouda, the Netherlands

2013                   Guest Curator for the Exhibition: “Graven naar het Bijbelse                                       Sichem”
[“Digging for Biblical Shechem”]
Photo exhibition, Rijksmuseum van Oudheden [National Museum of Antiquities]
Leiden, the Netherlands

HONORS AND AWARDS

2020                Robert Miller Fund Grant for Graduate Student Excellence
Religious Studies, UNC Chapel Hill

2018                Robert Miller Fund Grant for Graduate Student Excellence
Religious Studies, UNC Chapel Hill

2017                The Joseph Callaway Award for best Graduate Paper in Biblical Archaeology at ASOR/SECSOR

2016                The 2016 Perry Fellowship Award in Religious Studies
UNC Chapel Hill

GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

2020               Charles Knapp Family Foundation Conference Registration Subvention Grant
Association for Jewish Studies

2019-2020       Digital Dissertation Fellowship
Digital Innovation Lab, UNC Chapel Hill

2019                Islamic Archaeology Workshop Grant
Princeton University

2019                American Numismatic Society Summer Grant
American Numismatic Society, New York

2019                Graduate Student Summer Research Fellowship
Religious Studies Department, UNC Chapel Hill

2019                Off-Campus Dissertation Research Fellowship
Graduate School of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2019                Peter and Barbara Schneider Student Excellence Fund in Jewish                              Studies
Carolina Center for Jewish Studies, Chapel Hill

2014-2019       Tau Epsilon Pi Graduate Student Fellowship in Jewish Studies
UNC Center for Jewish Studies (Ph.D. recruitment fellowship)

2018                Timothy P. Mooney Travel Award
Research Laboratories of Archaeology, UNC Chapel Hill

2017                Timothy P. Mooney Travel Award
Research Laboratories of Archaeology, UNC Chapel Hill

2016                Graduate and Professional Student Association Travel Award
The Graduate and Professional Student Federation, UNC Chapel Hill

2015                Biblical Archaeology Society Travel Grant
Biblical Archaeology Society

2009                Leids Universitair Fonds Travel Grant
Leiden University

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

2021                Rassalle T., “Archaeogaming. When Archaeology and Video Games Come Together,” in: Near Eastern Archaeology, Vol. 84, No. 1, pp. 4-11

2021                Gonzalez V. and Rassalle T., “Formless and Void. The Emergence of Biblical Lands in Early Religious Video Games (1982-1991),” in: Near Eastern Archaeology, Vol. 84, No. 1, pp. 22-31

2020                Rassalle T., “Using Dolls to Talk about Dealing with Objects from the Past,” in, P. Durgun (ed.), An Educator’s Handbook: Teaching about the Ancient World, Vol. 1, Archaeopress, Open Access
(winner of the 2020 ASOR Special Recognition Book Award)

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

2018                Rassalle T. “Prestige and Percents: Does UNC Recruit to Deny Students?”, Op-Ed, in: The Daily Tar Heel, Vol. 125, Issue 66

2016                Zangenberg J., Münger S., Hakola R., McCane B., Rassalle T. et al., “Horbat Kur, Kinneret Regional Project – 2012, 2013”, Co-author, in: Hadashot Arkheologiyot – Excavations and Surveys in Israel, Vol. 128

2013                Rassalle T., “David Roberts in Petra,” in: Archeologiemagazine, Vol. 5, pp. 6-9

2013                Rassalle T., “In de voetsporen van een Zwitserse ontdekkingsreiziger,” [“In the Footsteps of a Swiss Explorer”] in: RoMeO-Magazine, Vol. 36, pp. 10-15

2013                Zangenberg J., Münger S., Rassalle T., “Synagoge van Horvat Kur geeft steeds meer geheimen bloot,” [Horvat Kur Synagogue keeps on Revealing More Secrets] in: Archeologiemagazine, Vol 1, pp. 40-43

EDITED VOLUMES

2021                Near Eastern Archaeology, Vol. 84, No. 1

CONFERENCE PAPERS

2021                “As Above, so Below? Dumping and Phasing in a Cistern at                                       Byzantine Horvat Kur (Galilee, Israel)”
Co-presenter with Philip Bes
12th ICAANE, Bologna, Italy (Online)

2020               Reflections on Code and the Playability of the Past
Co-presenter with Sophie C. Schmidt
Joint Chapter Meeting of CAA (Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology) Netherlands/Flanders and CAA Germany (online)

2020               Using the Assassin’s Creed Discovery Tours in the Classroom: a                             Tutorial
ASOR Annual Meeting, online conference

2020                The Roles We Play in History: Narratives about Women in                                         Historical Digital Strategy Games
Co-presenter with Sophie C. Schmidt
The Interactive Pasts Conference 2 (online)

2018                “At the Bottom of the Pit: The Byzantine Cistern of Horvat Kur”
ASOR Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, USA

2017                “Architecture and Stratigraphy of the Horvat Kur Synagogue Area”
ASOR Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

 2017                “The Pottery from the Octagonal Church at Capernaum revisited”
SECSOR/ASOR Meeting, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

2014                “A Village on a Hill. The 2008-2013 Kinneret Regional Project                                    Excavations on Horvat Kur, Galilee (Israel)”
Symposium Nederlandse Archeologie in het Middellandse Zeegebied en het Nabije Oosten [Dutch Archaeology in the Mediterranean and the Middle East]
Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands

2013                “A Heavenly Place on Earth. The Archaeology of Byzantine                                        Monasteries in Galilee in their Social and Regional Context”, Symposium Spaces – Past and Present. XXII Finnish Symposium on Late Antiquity
Tvärminne, Finland

2011                “The Bema from Horvat Kur. Description and Comparison.”
Symposium Archaeology, Architecture and Liturgy. The Synagogue of Horvat Kur in the Context of Ancient Galilean Synagogues
Leiden, the Netherlands

PUBLIC LECTURES AND INVITED TALKS

2021                “Archaeogaming: Why Video Games Deserve Their Own                                             Archaeology”
Friends of ASOR Webinar (online)

2020                Destroying the Past: The Economics of Cultural Heritage
The Perils of Preserving Historical Memory, Carolina Public Humanities and Sandhills Community College (online)

2019                “What’s hidden under the Floor? Coin Deposits in ancient                                          Synagogues in Late Antique Palestine”
 Digital Innovation Lab, UNC Chapel Hill, USA

 2019                “What’s Hidden under the Floor? When Humanities and Digital                                  Tools Come Together”
Carolina Center for Jewish Studies Board Meeting, Chapel Hill, USA

2018                “Data Curation and Visualization, and Its Prospects for Jewish                                   Studies”
Carolina Center for Jewish Studies, Chapel Hill, USA

2018                “Architecture, Sacred Space, and a small Galilean Hill”
THAS Graduate Student Lecture Series, UNC Chapel Hill, USA

2018                “Synagogues – History and Architecture”
Kinneret Regional Project field School, Galilee, Israel

2015                Graduate Education Advancement Board Archaeology Presentation
Graduate School, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA

2014                “The Outsiders. Qumran en de Essenen”
CRESCAS Lecture Series on the topic “Around the year zero. Judaism in Development”.
VU University, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

2012                “Horvat Kur- Where do we stand?”
Guest lecture at the University of Helsinki
Helsinki, Finland

 CONFERENCE PANELS

2020                Panel MemberGender and Religion in Ancient Israel
Save Ancient Studies Alliance (online)

2020                Session Chair “Archaeology of the Near East and Video Games”
ASOR Annual Meeting, online conference

2020                Panel Member “Games and Gamification as Transformative Pedagogy in the Archaeology Classroom”
Conference Archaeogaming Con 2020 (online)

2019                 Session Chair “Archaeology of the Near East and Video Games”
ASOR Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, USA

2018                  Session Chair “Archaeology of the Near East and Video Games”
ASOR Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, USA

2016                   Chair of panel “Non-profit and Government Careers”
Conference The Transferable PhD.: Converting Academic Skills into                                Broad Career Paths
Durham, North Carolina, USA

2016                    Chair of panel “The Origins of Anti-Judaism” with Prof. Bart Ehrman    and Prof. Sara Lipton
Conference Reconsidering Antisemitism: Past and Present
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA

2015                     Panel Member “The Huqoq Excavation- An Example of Team            Scholarship”
UNC Graduate Education Advancement Board
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Instructor of Record

2019-2021       Introduction to Early Judaism (online course, 4X)
2020                Introduction to the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Literature (online                                    course)
2018                Introduction to the New Testament (online course)

Teaching Assistant
2018                Supernatural Encounters: Zombies, Vampires, Demons, and the Occult                           in the Americas (Prof. Dr. Brendan Thornton)
2017                Introduction to the New Testament (Prof. Dr. Bart Ehrman)
2017                History and Culture of Ancient Israel (Prof. Dr. Joseph Lam)
2016                Introduction to the Hebrew Bible (Prof. Dr. David Lambert)
2016                Archaeology of Palestine – Head TA (Prof. Dr. Jodi Magness)
2015                Introduction to Ancient Judaism – Head TA (Prof. Dr. Jodi Magness)
2015                Archaeology of Palestine (Prof. Dr. Jodi Magness)
2014                Introduction to Ancient Judaism (Prof. Dr. Jodi Magness)

Save Ancient Studies Alliance (https://www.saveancientstudies.org/)
2020                The Ancient Library of the Dead Sea Scrolls

COMMITTEES

2020-                SASA Leadership Committee Member and
Present             Team Leader Grant Writing and Fundraising and
                         Co-Team Leader Archaeogaming Modules Project
Save Ancient Studies Alliance

2019-                 ASOR Early Career Scholars Committee Member
Present              American Schools of Oriental Research

2019-                ASOR Ad-Hoc Committee on the Development of the Annual
2020                 Meeting Code of Conduct Member American Schools of Oriental                                     Research

2016-                 Student Advisory Board Member “Levantine Ceramics Project” 2018                  Project Leader: Prof. Andrea Berlin

SERVICE AND MENTORSHIP

2021                  Leader of the Jewish Undergraduate Advisory Board at UNC (Spring                              2021)

2021                  Skype a Scientist, active member: Skyped with classrooms around the US to talk about archaeology, heritage, and other relevant topics.

2021                 Interview for Comfort Classics, on Classical Studies Support

2020                  Moderator Webinar “Getting Published: From Idea to Journal Article,” online “brown bag lunch” discussion hosted by the ASOR Early Career Scholars

2020                  Interview for Dig-iT!Games “Ancient Egypt Game now in Dutch

2020                  Mentor for Save Ancient Studies in America (SASA); editorial and academic support for an intern [Hannah Neves, Yale University] working on social media campaign posts

2020                  Moderator “The Bioarcheology Mission: Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey,” online presentation and discussion as part of the Archaeogaming Con 2020

2020                  Interview “Fantasy or Education? An Investigation into the Creation of Informal Learning in Commercial Video Games,” Abigail McKeeman, MA thesis, Bishop Grosseteste University, UK

2020                  Interview “Do we Need Objects in the Age of Digital Heritage?” Matthew Solomons, MA thesis, University of Exeter, UK

2020                  Moderator WebinarYour Course is sorta Online…Now What??” online “brown bag lunch” discussion hosted by the ASOR Early Career Scholars

OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

2021                VLOG Het Oude Athene opnieuw tot Leven gebracht,” for “Week van                              de Klassieken”
National Museum of the Antiquities, the Netherlands

2020                  Interviewed author Dr. Chanan Tigay live on social media for Save Ancient Studies Alliance

2020                 Interviewed author Prof Dr. Bart Ehrman live on social media for Save Ancient Studies Alliance

2020-                  Organizer and Moderator online archaeogaming sessions for Save 2021                   Ancient Studies Alliance

2020                  Translator Dig-iT! Games – Translation of educational Video Game Excavate!Egypt, from English to Dutch

2019                     Visiting Scholar at the W.F. Albright Institute for Archaeological          Research, Jerusalem (3 months stay)

2018                     Organizer McLester Colloquium and reading group with Dr. Joel        Baden (Yale)
UNC Chapel Hill

2018                      Editor “The renewal of the Ancient Near Eastern gallery in the          Dutch National Museum of Antiquities”, in: Emberling G. and Petit L., Museums and the Ancient Middle East: Curatorial Practice and Audiences, Routledge Research in Museum Studies

 2016                     Organizer of Graduate Student Speaker Series, Carolina Center        for Jewish Studies (2016-17)

2016                      Editor “Beyond the River Jordan. A Late Iron Age Sanctuary at Tell
Damiyah”, in: Near Eastern Archaeology, Vol. 79, Issue 1

2016                      Conference Organizer The Transferable PhD.: Converting                Academic Skills into Broad Career Paths
Durham, North Carolina, USA

2011                      Conference Organizer Archaeology, Architecture and Liturgy. The  Synagogue of Horvat Kur in the Context of Ancient Galilean Synagogues
Leiden, the Netherlands

LANGUAGES

Active
Dutch                  First Language
English                Near-native fluency
French                Fluent in reading and speaking
German              Basic knowledge in speaking, good in reading
Hebrew               Basic knowledge in reading

Passive:
Biblical Greek, Classical Greek
Biblical Hebrew, Rabbinical Hebrew, Old Hebrew (inscriptions, Sam’alic,..)
Biblical Aramaic, Qumran Aramaic, Judean Aramaic
Phoenician, Syriac
Latin

OTHER SKILLS

Database software: TMS (The Museum System), KE EMu, Filemaker Pro, Tableau

Organizational software: Slack, ClickUp, Clockify, Discord, Kronos

Publishing software: Adobe InDesign Publishing Software

Other software: 3D-printing, Microsoft Office, WordPress

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

ASOR
Society of Biblical Literature (SBL)
Society for Classical Studies
Women’s Classical Caucus
Association for Jewish Studies (AJS)
Canadian Archaeological Association (CAA)
American Numismatic Society (ANS)
Games and Gaming Lab, University of Glasgow

Last updated: April 05, 2021