D F I E

Portrait

Members of staff of the SICF

The SICF team consists of seven people with part-time positions.

Picture of the members of the SICF during a workshop at Berne (september 2017). From left to right: Rahel C. Ackermann, Michael Matzke, Monika von Grünigen, Michael Nick, André Barmasse, Anne-Francine Auberson, Markus Peter (president of the SICF committe)
Picture of the members of the SICF during a workshop at Berne (september 2017). From left to right: Rahel C. Ackermann, Michael Matzke, Monika von Grünigen, Michael Nick, André Barmasse, Anne-Francine Auberson, Markus Peter (former president of the SICF committe). Unfortunately Jacqueline Lauper is not in the picture. Image: © 2017 SICF, Karsten Tolle (CC0).

Director

Rahel C. Ackermann

Studied Pre- and Protohistory, Classical Archaeology and Ancient History at the University of Basle. Member of staff since 1996, director since 1999. Coordinator of the various activities pursued by the SICF. In charge of the Bulletin IFS ITMS IRMS. Responsibility for administration duties together with Monika von Grünigen. Outside of the SICF she is currently running a project studying the coinage of the Barons of Haldenstein.

Office

Monika von Grünigen

Member of staff since 2017. She assists the director in administrative duties and is in charge of the library.

Research associates

Anne-Francine Auberson

Studied Classical Archaeology, Ancient History and Latin at the University of Freiburg i. Üe. Assistant since 2013, works with Rahel C. Ackermann on the IFS ITMS IRMS bulletin. In addition to her work for the SICF, she is employed as a research assistant at the Office of Archaeology of the Canton of Fribourg, where she is in charge of coin finds, among other things.

André Barmasse

Studied Classical Philology, and Classical and Middle Eastern Archaeology at the University of Basle. Member of staff since the end of 2004. In charge of the SICF home page and, in collaboration with the company Reichardt AG, responsible for the general electronic infrastructure of the SICF (network etc.).

Michael Nick

Studied Pre- and Protohistory, Archaeology of the Roman Provinces and Ancient History at the Universities of Freiburg im Breisgau and Numismatic studies at the University of Vienna. Awarded a doctorate from the University of Freiburg im Breisgau in 2001. Member of staff since 2005.

Fanny Puthod

Studied Mediterranean archaeology, prehistoric archaeology and art history at the University of Neuchâtel. Master’s thesis on Punic coins in Swiss collections in 2012. Auxiliary contributor since 2012 for the publication of Neuchâtel monetary finds. Responsible for the monetary finds of the Canton of Berne since 2019. Collaborator since 2019.

Mandated researchers

Stephen Doswald

Studied English language and literature, historical auxiliary sciences and medieval history at the University of Zurich. Worked for the SICF since 1998 for transcriptions and for finds of religious medals, since 2005 employed for the processing of found coins in the canton of Zug.

Christian Schinzel

Studied philosophy, classical archaeology and modern history in Zurich and Berlin. Since 2014 he has been working on various numismatic projects for the Cantonal Archaeology of Zurich. Research assistant in the Coin Cabinet Winterthur since 2015. Responsible for the processing of found coins in the Canton of Solothurn: 2013–2017 employed at the Cantonal Archaeology Solothurn and since 2018 with mandate at the SICF.

Former members of staff and researchers

Picture of the members of the SICF visiting Stephen Doswald at Zug (March 2012). From left to right: Christian Weiss, Judith Dreier, Michael Nick, Rahel C. Ackermann, André Barmasse, José Diaz Tabernero, Nathalie Wolfe, Stephen Doswald
Picture of the members of the SICF visiting Stephen Doswald at Zug (March 2012). From left to right: Christian Weiss, Judith Dreier, Michael Nick, Rahel C. Ackermann, André Barmasse, José Diaz Tabernero, Nathalie Wolfe, Stephen Doswald. Image: © 2012 SICF, Adriano Boschetti (CC0).

José Diaz Tabernero

Studied History, Classical Archaeology and History of Art at the University of Zurich. Member of staff from 1999 until 2015.

Lorenzo Fedel

Studied History, History of Art and Historical Auxiliary Sciences at the University of Zurich. Member of staff from 1998 until 2005. Completed master’s thesis about the Pruntrut hoard found in 1990 (c. 1200 14th/15th century coins), cf SICF 14.

Susanne Frey-Kupper

Studied Classical Archaeology, Art History and Pre- and Early History at the University of Zurich. 2007 Doctorate in Ancient History at the University of Lausanne. She worked for the SICF 1991–1998 (head of the Lausanne office), and in 2007–2011 she was employed for the processing of found coins in the Canton of Berne. 2010–2018 Mandate for the project «Aventicum – Sanctuaires antiques» (SICF 16).

Jacqueline Lauper

Studied Provincial Roman Archaeology, Mediterranean Archaeology and English Literature at the University of Bern. Research assistant from 2013 to 2014 and 2016. From 2016 to 2019 employed for coin processing in the Canton of Berne. Employed from 2016 to 2019.

Carol Mages

Studied Ancient History, Classical Archaeology, and Pre- and Protohistory at the universities of Lausanne and Neuchâtel. Member of staff from 1998 until 2011.

Michael Matzke

Studied Medieval History, Art History, Empirical Cultural Studies and Historical Auxiliary Sciences at the Universities of Tübingen and Pisa. Curator at the Numismatic Collection of the Historisches Museum Basel 2006–2020. SICF staff member since July 2015 until May 2020.

Christian Weiss

Studied History, Classical Archaeology and Swiss History at the University of Zurich. Member of staff from 2012 until 2016.

Nathalie Wolfe

Studied Classical Archaeology, History and Classical Tradition at the University of Neuchâtel. Master’s thesis 2007 on coin finds of the Roman Imperial period from a settlement context in Sottoceneri (TI). Research assistant 2011–2012. 2013–2018 freelancer, among others for the project «Aventicum – Sanctuaires antiques» (SICF 16).