Dr. Matthias Friedrich

Universitätsassistent (Postdoc)

Institut für Urgeschichte und Historische Archäologie
Universität Wien
Franz-Klein-Gasse 1
A-1190 Wien

Sprechstunde während der Vorlesungszeit: Mittwoch, 10–11 Uhr (Raum A3.10)

Tel.: +43-1-4277-40457

E-Mail: matthias.friedrich@univie.ac.at

Personal Website


Matthias Friedrich is an archaeologist working on material and visual culture from late Antiquity throughout the Middle Ages, with a particular focus on the early medieval period. His forthcoming book Image and Ornament in the Early Medieval West (under contract with Cambridge UP) explores post-Roman art and archaeology and emphasises aesthetic variety over ethnic and religious dichotomies. He obtained degrees in archaeology and art history from the Universities of Bonn, Freiburg, and York. For detailed information including CV and publications, please refer to his personal website.

Habilitationsprojekt: Medieval Material Culture and the Senses

The Habilitation project (tentatively entitled Medieval Material Culture and the Senses) aims at investigating the field of sensory experience and material culture in the European Middle Ages. This includes every-day and elite objects as well as the built environment, and more broadly the medieval landscape. This future project combines literary accounts on the medieval perception of the senses and current archaeological approaches towards sensory perception to reconstruct how medieval people ‘sensed’ and perceived their environment through material culture.