Background and activities

*1974, married, 2 children

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Viking and Carolingian metalwork

Viking Age trading sites

The organization of Iron Age landscapes in Scandinavia

Heritage management of metal detector finds

 

PROJECTS

NIDARK – The revitalization of archaeological objects and documentation from the medieval town Nidaros

 

PARTICIPATION IN RESEARCH GROUPS AND NETWORKS

Organising landscape

EAA Community on fortification research (COMFORT) (vize chair)

The Urnes Project

NEXUS NIDAROS: Transitions and Traditions

 

EDUCATION

2018-2019           NTNU´s mentor programme for female associate professors

2017-2018           NTNU leadership development programme for research group leaders

2017                      University pedagogy (Pedup), NTNU

2011-2012           Courses in archive management (50 credits), University of Oslo

2003                      PhD in archaeology, Kiel University

2000                      Magistra Artium (archaeology, history, European ethnology), Kiel University

 

CURRENT AND PREVIOUS POSITIONS

2016-present     Associate professor and Head of cultural historical collections, NTNU University Museum, Department of Archaeology and Cultural History, NTNU

2016                      Archivist, Nesodden municipality, Norway

2015                      Adviser, Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo

2012-2015           Researcher, Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo

2012                      Archivist, Nesodden municipality, Norway

2009-2010         Senior Fellow, Excellence Cluster TOPOI “The Formation and Transformation of Space and Knowledge in Ancient Civilizations”, Freie Universität Berlin

2006-2009           Curator, Archäologisches Landesmuseum, Stiftung Schleswig-Holsteinische Landesmuseen Schloß Gottorf, Germany

2005                      Project researcher in the Tissø-Project, The National Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen

 

FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS

(2006-2008)       (Post doctoral fellowship, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), for stay at the Center for Viking and Medieval Studies/University of Oslo, Norway: obtained, but not accepted due to job offer at Archäologisches Landesmuseum, Schleswig)

2004-2005         Travel Grant, German Archaeological Institute (DAI) (Italy, Greece, Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Faroe Islands, Iceland, Scotland, Ireland, UK)

2002-2003         PhD scholarship, Kiel University

2000-2002         PhD scholarship, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), for stay at the Center for Viking and Medieval Studies, University of Oslo

1997-1998         Student scholarship, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), for stay at the Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, Uppsala University

 

SUPERVISION OF GRADUATE STUDENTS

2016-present     1 PhD in progress, 2 Master students, NTNU

 

TEACHING ACTIVITIES

2016-present     Lectures in archaeology and in archive and collection management, NTNU

2010                    Seminar in archaeology, Excellence Cluster TOPOI, Freie Universität Berlin

 

ORGANISATION OF SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS

2018-present                    Organizer, Series of lectures linked to the project NIDARK – The revitalization of archaeological objects and documentation from the medieval town Nidaros,Trondheim

2018                    Co-organizer, Symposium «Royal Saints, Kings and People. St. Olav in Context», Trondheim

2017                    Co-organizer, Symposium «Challenging 997: Church – Town – Saint. St. Clement´s church and the development of Trondheim 900-1150”, Trondheim

2017                    Organizer, Workshop “Stedsnavn og kulturminner i et landskapsperspektiv”, Trondheim

2010                    Co-organizer, Symposium «Das Fränkische Reich als Vorbild? Zur Dialektik von Akkulturation und skandinavischer Identitätenkonstituierung während der Wikingerzeit“, Paderborn

 

INSTITUTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

2018-present     Member of the Department Council at the Department of Archaeology and Cultural History, NTNU

2018                    Member of Expert Committee for Doctoral Scholarship, NTNU

2017                    Member of Evaluation Committee for position as Associate Professor, NTNU

2016-present     Head of Collections of cultural history at the NTNU University Museum, NTNU

2016                   Member of Expert Committee for Post Doctoral Scholarship, NTNU

 

EXHIBITION PROJECTS

2018                    Academic responsibility for the special exhibition «Himmelens glans. Middelalderens emaljearbeider fra Limoges», NTNU University Museum

2006-2009         Academic responsibility for the new permanent exhibition at the Wikinger Museum Haithabu, Schleswig

2004                    Academic responsibility for one showcase at the special exhibition ”Aktuelle Forschung in Haithabu”, Wikinger Museum Haithabu, Schleswig, and Moesgård Museum, Århus

 

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications

Books

  • Maixner, Birgit. (2010) Haithabu – Fernhandelszentrum zwischen den Welten. Begleitband zur Ausstellung im Wikinger Museum Haithabu. 2010. ISBN 0000000000.
  • Maixner, Birgit. (2005) Die gegossenen kleeblattförmigen Fibeln der Wikingerzeit aus Skandinavien. 2005. ISBN 3-7749-3318-9. Universitätsforschungen zur prähistorischen Archäologie (116).

Part of book/report

  • von Carnap-Bornheim, Claus; Jöns, Hauke; Maixner, Birgit; Müller-Wille, Michael. (2019) Handelsemporien und frühe Städte. Mittelalterlicher Handel im Nord- und Ostseeraum. Spuren des Menschen. 800000 Jahre Geschichte in Europa.
  • Maixner, Birgit. (2016) Metallsøkprosjekt Missingen/Åkeberg– et samarbeidsprosjekt mellom forvaltningen og frivillige rundt en storgård fra jernalderen. Pløyejord som kontekst. Nye utfordringer for forskning, forvaltning og formidling.
  • Maixner, Birgit. (2014) Fränkische Rangzeichen und ihre Rezeption im wikingerzeitlichen Skandinavien. Die Wikinger und das Fränkische Reich. Identitäten zwischen Konfrontation und Annäherung..
  • Maixner, Birgit. (2004) Die tierstilverzierten Metallarbeiten der Wikingerzeit aus Birka unter besonderer Berücksichtigung des Borrestils. Zwischen Tier und Kreuz. Untersuchungen zur wikingerzeitlichen Ornamentik im Ostseeraum..