Konstantin Boshnakov

Name Konstantin Boshnakov
School of Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Bachelor of Applied Technology (Honours) - Architecture - Project and Facility Management (APFM)
  • Bachelor of Community and Criminal Justice (Honours)
Academic and professional designations
  • Ph.D., Ancient History
  • Research Associate of the Waterloo Institute for Hellenistic Studies – University of Waterloo (WIHS)
  • Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH)
  • Fellow of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
  • Member of the Association of Ancient Historians (AAH)
  • Member of the Ernst Kirsten International Society of Ancient Historical Geography
  • Member of the editorial board of the international scientific journal Society and Health
Courses taught
  • CLSC72000 - Classical Civilization and the Global Present
  • CLSC73030 - Classical Mythology
  • COMM2210 - Research and Writing
  • LIBS1110 - World Religions
  • LIBS1960 - Exploring the World of Classical Myth
  • RELS73200 - Religions of the World: Western Traditions
  • RSCH7300 - Understanding Research
Areas of expertise & interest
  • Ancient Civilizations of the Mediterranean World
  • Cognitive History
  • Historical Geography
  • Historical Research
  • Theoretical and Field Archaeology
Industry experience, professional currency activities
  • Fifteen years of teaching experience in Canadian higher education at Conestoga College (full-time), George Brown College and Sheridan College (partial-load), Brock University, Toronto Metropolitan (formerly Ryerson) University, and University of Toronto (Mississauga) (lecturer).
  • Vast teaching and research experience in European Higher Education at Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, South-West University of Bulgaria, Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg, Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg, Saarland University, and the Free University of Berlin.
  • International training in a team environment and many years of experience in field and theoretical archaeology
Major research projects, scholarly activities, and/or publications

Research project:

  • Above the 40th Parallel North: Two Studies on Ancient Cartography and Historical Geography of the Black Sea Region.

Most recent conference presentations:

  • New Observations on the Dura Peruplus-Map (113th Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Kitchener, 2017).
  • Hecataeus of Miletus: Reconsidering the Foundations of Ancient Greek Historiography (The Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of Canada, Toronto 2015).
  • New observations on the 3rd century Dura Periplus-Map (International Workshop, École Normale Supérieure, Paris 2015).
  • Contextualizing Recently Discovered Tomb Inscriptions in Hellenistic Thrace (3rd century B.C.E.) (The Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of Canada, Montreal 2014.
Selected publications:

  • (2007/2003). Rulers of Ancient Europe (in Greek/English/Bulgarian). Athens/Sofia: Kibela/Fytraki.
  • (2004). Pseudo-Skymnos (Semos von Delos) (in German). Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag.


  • (2022). Rethinking the Danube-Tributary Account in Herodotus 4.48–51 (Current Progress). In S. Sørensen (Ed.), Sine fine. Studies in honour of Klaus Geus on the occasion of his sixtieth birthday (pp. 153-211). Franz Steiner Verlag.
  • (2020). Roller, D. (2018). Historical and Topographical Guide to the Geography of Strabo. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (book review). Orbis Terrarum 18, 306–310.
  • (2016). Podossinov, A. ed. (2014). The Periphery of the Classical World in Ancient Geography and Cartography (Colloquia antiqua. Supplements to the Journal Ancient West & East 12). Leuven, Paris, Walpole, MA: Peeters (book review). Orbis Terrarum 13, 289–292.
  • (2015). New observations on the Dura Periplus-Map and the Pseudo-Arrian’s Periplus of the Black Sea. In H.-J. Gehrke, A. Dan, & A. Podossinov (Eds.), International Workshop: "Black Sea (5th-7th century AD): The Religious, Military, and Economic Middle Ground and Its Representations" (pp. 373-398). École Normale Supérieure, Paris. 
  • (2013). The “Sacred Counsel”: On Some Features of the Periegesis, Periodos, and Their Originators. In K. Geus & M. Rathmann (Eds.), Mapping the Oikumene (pp. 25-64). De Gruyter.
Additional information Konstantin is a historian with a broad academic background in Humanities, Social Sciences, and Interdisciplinary Studies and has diverse teaching experience at colleges and universities in Canada and abroad. He defines himself as a teacher at heart, an avid proponent of engaging students in a media-rich learning environment and providing them with research approaches and thinking skills that will last a lifetime. Over his career, he gained practical skills in the authentic lands of ancient civilizations at museums, archives, manuscript departments, and international archaeological and ethnographic expeditions.