Martina Seifert

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Martina Seifert (* 1964 ) is a German classical archaeologist .

Martina Seifert studied classical archeology, prehistory and early history , journalism and communication sciences as well as social sciences . In 1991 she graduated from the University of Bochum as a Magistra Artium with a thesis on Pottery Kilns in the Aegean Region , where she then received a graduate scholarship between 1992 and 1994. In 1992/93 she stayed as a DAAD scholarship holder on study visits to Turkey and took part in particular in the excavations in Miletus . Seifert received his doctorate in Bochum in 1994 with the work of determining the origin of archaic ceramics using the example of amphorae from Miletus . In 1996 she became a research assistant at the University of Hamburg , in 2003 a research assistant there. In 2004 children and young people in Greek cults and festivals took place in Hamburg . The representation of age groups, socialization levels and gender roles on Attic picture carriers from the 6th to 4th centuries BC. Chr. Habilitation and then the presentation of the venia legendi . Between 2005 and 2008 Seifert taught as a senior assistant at the University of Bern and in 2008/09 represented the chair there. On January 1, 2010, she was appointed to a professorship for Classical Archeology at the University of Hamburg, succeeding Burkhard Fehr . In 2005 Seifert was awarded the Fischer Appelt Prize for outstanding achievements in academic teaching at Hamburg University, and in 2016 she received the Claussen Simon Foundation Prize in the Our Universities program . From 2012 to 2016 Martina Seifert was chairwoman of the German Association of Archaeologists and a member of the extended board of the German Association for Archeology (DVA).

Seifert is primarily concerned with Greek ceramics, in particular their production, function and iconography , ancient festival culture, archaeometry and the resulting determination of provenance , as well as settlement and port archeology ("Adriatic Communication Space" DFG SPP 1630). She conducts archaeological field research together with her colleagues working there in the Archaeological Park of Marsala / Lilybaeum . She headed the prospecting in Myndos (Turkey), Los Banales / Campo Real (Spain), in the Pars Rustica of the Villa von Otrang and in Rivenich (Germany). Since 2013 she has been doing an annual field school for geophysical prospecting and surveying in the Xanten Archaeological Park. She has also been working in Nea Paphos (Cyprus) since 2015 as part of the Paphos Agora Project at the University of Krakow. Since volume 27 (2010) she has been co-editor of the magazine Hephaistos , since 2014 of the open access online magazine Visual Past and since 2015 of the Gateways series. Hamburg contributions to the archeology and cultural history of the ancient Mediterranean. She has written various articles for the artists' lexicon of antiquity .


  • Determination of the origin of archaic ceramics using the example of amphorae from Miletus . London 2004, ISBN 1-84171-361-9 (BAR International Series 1233).
  • Luristan. Edged weapons of the Bronze Age. Inventory catalog of Luristan weapons in the German Blade Museum . German Blade Museum, Solingen 2005, ISBN 3-930315-25-4 .
  • Complex images . Thurneysser, Berlin 2008, ISBN 978-3-939176-23-7 (HASB supplement 5).
  • Aphrodite. Mistress of war, goddess of love . von Zabern, Mainz 2009, ISBN 978-3-8053-3942-1 .
  • with Lambert Schneider : Sphinx, Amazon, Maenad. Menacing images of women in ancient myth . Theiss, Stuttgart 2010, ISBN 978-3-8062-2226-5 ( Archeology in Germany , special issue 2010).
  • This includes. Children in cults and festivals of oikos and phratry. Image analyzes of Attic socialization stages of the 6th to 4th centuries BC Chr. Steiner, Stuttgart 2011. ISBN 978-3-515-09642-3 .

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ The Chairmen , website of the German Association of Archaeologists, June 27, 2008, accessed on December 14, 2016
  2. ^ DVA Board of Directors , DVA website, accessed on March 4, 2016
  3. Visual Past. A Journal for the Study of Past Visual Cultures , journal website, accessed March 4, 2016