About

I work on art and archaeology from late Antiquity throughout the Middle Ages. I hold a BA from the University of Bonn, a MA and PhD in Archaeology from the University of Freiburg, and also a MA (by research) in History of Art from the University of York. Currently, I am a postdoc in the Department of Prehistoric and Historical Archaeology at the University of Vienna. For detailed information, please see my hcommons website.

Education

Doctorate University of Freiburg (2019)

MA (by research) University of York (2016)

MA University of Freiburg (2014)

BA University of Bonn (2012)

Other Publications

Single-authored Books

Friedrich, Matthias. Image and Ornament in the Early Medieval West: New Perspectives on Post-Roman Art. Cambridge University Press, in press.

Friedrich, Matthias. Archäologische Chronologie und historische Interpretation: Die Merowingerzeit in Süddeutschland. Ergänzungsbände zum Reallexikon der germanischen Altertumskunde 96. Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2016. 325 p.

Edited Books

Friedrich, Matthias and James M. Harland, eds. Interrogating the ‘Germanic’: A Category and its Use in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages. Ergänzungsbände zum Reallexikon der germanischen Altertumskunde 123. Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2021.

Articles and Book Chapters

Friedrich, Matthias. “Unconquered Rome? Translating the Visual in Early Medieval Material Culture.” In Transmissions and Translations in Medieval Literary and Material Culture. Edited by Megan Henvey, Amanda Doviak, and Jane Hawkes, 9–28. Leiden: Brill, 2022.

Harland, James M. and Matthias Friedrich. “Introduction: The ‘Germanic’ and its Discontent.” In Interrogating the ‘Germanic’: A Category and its Use in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages. Edited by Matthias Friedrich and James M. Harland, 1-18. Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2021.

Friedrich, Matthias. “Chronologie und Ereignisgeschichte in der Frühgeschichtlichen Archäologie. Das 5. und 6. Jahrhundert in Süddeutschland.” In Quo vadis, frühgeschichtliche Archäologie? Edited by Jörg Drauschke and Roland Prien, 95–118. Studien zu Spätantike und Frühmittelalter 9. Hamburg: Dr. Kovač, 2020.

Brather, Sebastian, Matthias Friedrich, Anita Scheuerle and Anna Zimmermann. “Klengen zur Merowingerzeit: Das frühmittelalterliche Reihengräberfeld „Zwischen den Dörfern“ und sein Umfeld.” Fundberichte aus Baden Württemberg 39 (2019 [2020]): 442–92.

Blog Posts

    Matthias Friedrich

    Profile picture of Matthias Friedrich

    @matthiasfriedrich

    Active 1 month ago