University Assistant / Scientific Staff


Barbara Hausmair

Assistant Professor Mag. Dr. Barbara Hausmair
Medieval and Modern-Period Archaeology



Telefon: +43 512 507 37574


Research interests

  • historical archaeologies from the early medieval to the modern period in Central Europe
  • burial archaeologies, archaeologies of modern  conflicts (in particular the Nazi period)
  • identity formation processes, mortuary practices, subversive practices as driving force of social and cultural change, the archaeology of social spaces
  • theories and methods of historical archaeologies

Academic degrees


Diploma in Geographic Information Systems, University of Salzburg (AT)


Dr. phil. in Pre- and Protohistorical Archaeology, University of Vienna (AT) (“Am Rande des Grabs. Todeskonzepte und Bestattungsritual in der frühmittelalterlichen Alamannia/At the brink of the grave. Death conceptions and mortuary practices in the early medieval Alamannia”, published 2015 with Sidestone Press, Leiden,


Mag. phil. (MA equivalent) in Pre- and Protohistorical Archaeology, University of Vienna (AT) (“Zwischen Baiovaria und Karantanien. Das frühmittelalterliche Gräberfeld von Micheldorf/Kremsdorf, OÖ/ The early medieval cemetery of Micheldorf/Kremsdorf, Upper Austria” published 2016 in J. Leskovar (ed.), Frühmittelalter in Oberösterreich. Inventare aus den Sammlungen des Oberösterreichischen Landesmuseums, Linz: OÖLM, 11–189)

Research experience

2018 – 2020

Researcher at the State Office for Cultural Heritage in Baden-Wurttemberg, DE (project: The Natzweiler concentration camp complex in Baden-Wurttemberg: assessment and study of the archaeological heritage of camps and places of forced labour)


Post-Doc Researcher, Department of Near Eastern Archaeology/Freie Universität Berlin, DE (project: "Archaeology of Nazi-forced-labour camps at Tempelhof airfield, Berlin")

2014 – 2017

Post-Doc and Marie-Curie-Post-Doc Researcher, Zukunftskolleg/University of Konstanz, DE (projects: Unbaptized children between theological discourse and social practices in 12th to 16th century Central Europe | Archaeology of Forced Labour in the Alps | Constance Buildings-Court Protocols (15th c.)


PhD-research scholarship, University of Vienna, AT, including research visits in GB

2010 – 2011

IFK-Junior Fellow Abroad (PhD-scholarship of the IFK Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften Wien and the Austrian Federal Ministry for Science and Research, AT) for research visits at the University of Cambridge and the University of Reading, GB

2009 – 2010

IFK-Junior Fellow at the IFK Wien, AT (PhD-scholarship)

2008 – 2014

Researcher (project-based) at the Department of Prehistory and Historical Archaeology/University of Vienna, AT

2008 – 2012

Archaeologist (project-based) at the Centre Archéologique Européen/Bibracte, FR

2004 – 2009

Mitarbeit bei div. Rettungsgrabungen in Österreich



Erwin-Wenzel Award of the Erwin-Wenzel-Stiftung (AT) (PhD-Award) | Grete-Mostny-Dissertation Award of the University of Vienna (AT)


Award for Excellent Studies of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research


Award of the Wels City Council (AT) for studies related to the history of the City of Wels


Member of the editorial collective of Forum Kritische Archäologie


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