Matthias Friedrich

Academic Positions

Since 2019: University Assistant (postdoc) at the Department of Prehistoric and Historical Archaeology, University of Vienna


Doctorate (summa cum laude), Archaeology, University of Freiburg, Germany (2019)

MA (by Research), History of Art, University of York, UK (2016)

MA, Archaeology (‘Archäologische Wissenschaften’), University of Freiburg, Germany (2014)

BA, Archaeology (major) and History (minor), University of Bonn, Germany (2012)

Selected Awards & Funding Grants

DAI Travel Grant 2020-2021 (Reisestipendium des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts 2020/2021).

Barbara Scholkmann Early Career Award for Historical Archaeology 2018 (Barbara Scholkmann Förderpreis für Historische Archäologie 2018), for the book Archäologische Chronologie und historische Interpretation.

German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes), 3-Year PhD Fellowship, 2016–2018.

German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes), Student Fellowship, 2013–2015.

Organised Conferences

“Interrogating the ‘Germanic’: A Category and its Use in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages”, (co-organized with James M. Harland and Nik Gunn). Held at the University of York, UK, 13–15 May 2016. Keynotes by Michael Kulikowski (PennState) and Philipp von Rummel (German Archaeological Institute).