Bettina Arnold @ IUPPS History of archaeology

Research interests


  • 2019    Von Bozen nach Wisconsin und zurück – die Entdeckungen des William Frankfurth. Archäologie in Deutschland 2019 (5): 44-45.
  • 2019    “Der stete Antiquar“: William Frankfurth (1829-1891) aus Milwaukee, WI, USA. In: Günther Kaufmann / Andreas Putzer (eds) Die Anfänge der Archäologie im Süden Tirols: Forschungsgeschichte bis 1919, pp. 289-300. Bolzano: Südtiroler Archäologiemuseum.
  • 2015    Archaeology and politics in the 21st century: still Faustian, but not much of a bargain. In Kristian Kristiansen, Ladislav Smejda and Jan Turek (eds) Paradigm Found: Archaeological Theory, Past, Present and Future. Essays in Honor of Evžen Neustupný, pp. 178-185. Oxford: Oxbow.
  • 2014    Das Geheimnis von Sammlung 213: Milwaukee, USA. Der Hobbyarchäologe William Frankfurth in den Alpen. With Harald Stadler. In Florian Müller (ed.) Graben, Entdecken, Sammeln: Laienforscher in der Geschichte der Archäologie Österreichs, pp. 259-276. Wien-Berlin-Münster: LIT-Verlag.
  • 2014    Erasure of the Past. In Helaine I. Silverman and Vasiliki Kynourgiopoulou (eds) World Heritage volume, Encylopedia of Global Archaeology. Pp. 2441-2448.  New York:  Springer.
  • 2013    The lake dwelling diaspora and natural history museums: identity, collecting and ethics. In Francesco Menotti and Aidan O’Sullivan (eds) The Oxford Handbook of Wetland Archaeology, pp. 875-891. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • 2012    The Vix Princess redux: a retrospective on European Iron Age gender and mortuary studies. In Lourdes Prados Torreira (ed.) La Arqueología funeraria desde una perspectiva de género, pp. 215-232. Madrid: UA Ediciones.
  • 2012    Gender and temporality in Iron Age west-central Europe. In Mary Jo Maynes and Marynel Ryan (eds) Temporalities and Periodization in Human History: Conversations across the Disciplines of History and Archaeology Special Section Social Science History 36(1): 85-112.
  • 2006    “Arierdämmerung”: Race and Archaeology in Nazi Germany. World Archaeology 38 (1): 8-31.
  • 2006    Pseudoarchaeology and nationalism. In Garrett G. Fagan (ed.) Archaeological Fantasies: How Pseudoarchaeology Misrepresents the Past and Misleads the Public, pp.154-179. London: Routledge. 
  • 2004    Dealing with the devil: the Faustian bargain of archaeology under dictatorship. In Michael Galaty and Charles Watkinson (eds.) Archaeology Under Dictatorship, pp. 191-212. New York: Kluwer/Plenum.
  • 2002    A transatlantic perspective on German archaeology. In Archaeology, Ideology and Society: The German Experience (2nd edition), edited by Heinrich Härke, pp. 401-425. Series Gesellschaften und Staaten Vol. 7. Bern and Frankfurt: Fritz Lang Verlag.
  • 2002    Justifying genocide: the supporting role of archaeology in “ethnic cleansing”. In Annihilating Difference: The Anthropology of Genocide, edited by Alex Hinton, pp. 95-116. University of California Press.
  • 1999    The contested past.  Anthropology Today 15(4): 1-4. London: Royal Anthropological Institute.
  • 1998/1999 The power of the past: nationalism and archaeology in 20th century Germany. Archaeologia Polona 35/36:237-253 “Archaeology in the 20th Century: Ideas – People – Research”. Polish Academy of the Sciences.
  • 1995    Archaeology in Nazi Germany: the legacy of the Faustian bargain. Bettina Arnold and Henning Haßmann. In Nationalism, Politics and the Practice of Archaeology, edited by Philip L. Kohl and Clare Fawcett, pp. 70-81. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • 1992    The past as propaganda: how Hitler’s archaeologists distorted European prehistory to justify racist and territorial goals. Archaeology July/August 1992:30-37.
  • 1990    The past as propaganda: totalitarian archaeology in Nazi Germany. Antiquity 64(244):464-478.