Edeltraud Aspöck

, PhD



Location: Dominikanerbastei 16 | 1010 Vienna

Biographical sketch

E. Aspöck graduated from the University of Vienna (2002, Pre- and Protohistory, Classics, Mag. Phil.) and received a PhD at the University of Reading, UK (2009, archaeology, thesis title: »The relativity of normality: an archaeological and anthropological study of deviant burial and different treatment at death«). From 2013–2016, she held a Hertha Firnberg post-doc grant for the project »Mikrotaphonomy and interpretation of reopened graves« (FWF:T595) and led ÖAW activities in the FP7 EU infrastructure project ARIADNE. She was PI of the go!digital project ‘Digitizing Early Farming Cultures’ (2014–2017) and scientific coordinator of the project A Puzzle in 4D: digital preservation and reconstruction of an Egyptian palace (2015–2020).

At the Austrian Archaeological Institute she is continuing her research on grave reopening.

At the Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage she leads ÖAW tasks in the Horizon 2020 project ARIADNEplus and is involved in the COST Action SEADDA (CA 15201, Saving European Archaeology from the Digital Dark Ages), where acts as the Short Term Scientific Missions coordinator.

    Research interests

    • Mortuary archaeology: theory, interdisciplinary approaches, taphonomy, microarchaeology
    • Digital Archaeology: data integration, semantic technologies, databases
    • Early Medieval Europe: migration period and early Medieval material culture, grave reopening



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