Dr Katharina Rebay-Salisbury
Honorary Visiting Fellow
MA, Ph.D. (Vienna)
Between 2009 and 2014 Katharina worked at the School of Archaeology and Ancient History as Project Manager and Research Associate within the Leverhulme funded project 'Tracing Networks: craft traditions in the ancient Mediterranean and beyond'. Her research at Leicester centred on studying human representations, identities and social relations in the Late Bronze and Iron Age of Central Europe. Her project 'Translating art and craft: Human representations, identities and social relations in the Late Bronze and Iron Age of Central Europe' both investigates image content as well as associated materials and technologies, and examines networks of connections across and beyond the study area. This approach provides insights into the mechanisms of transmission of knowledge, technology and beliefs. Results will be published as an Ashgate monograph 'The Human Body in Early Iron Age Central Europe'.
After completing her PhD on Early Iron Age social structures in Lower Austria at the University of Vienna in 2005, she worked as a research associate in the Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge, within the projectTogether with Marie Louise Sørensen she investigated changing burial rites in the European Bronze Age, in particular focusing on the introduction of cremation.
In January 2015, she will return to Vienna and join the OREA Institute for Oriental and European Archaeology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences to work on her Project ‘The social status of motherhood in Bronze Age Europe’, funded by the Austrian Science Fund FWF.