20th Century - Archaeology

Elisabeth Ettlinger

Elisabeth Ettlinger, FSA (née Lachmann; 14 July 1915 – 21 March 2012) was a German-born archaeologist and academic, who specialised in archaeology of the Roman provinces and Roman Switzerland. From 1964 to 1980, she taught at the University of Bern, having emigrated to Switzerland in the 1930s to escape Nazi Germany. Her research centred on Roman ceramics such as Terra Sigillata, and she co-founded Rei Cretariae Romanae Fautores, a learned society dedicated to Roman pottery: she was its secretary, vice-president and then served as its president from 1971 to 1980. From September 1963 to June 1964, she was a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey.[1][2][3]


Ettlinger was elected to the German Archaeological Institute in 1968, and as a corresponding member of the Austrian Archaeological Institute in 1975.[3] On 27 November 1975, she was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London (FSA).[4]

Selected works

Ettlinger, Elisabeth (1979). Helvetische Reliefsigillaten und die Rolle der Werkstatt Bern-Enge (in German). Bern: Stämpfli. ISBN 3-7272-0512-1.
Ettlinger, Elisabeth (1983). Die Italische Sigillata von Novaesium (in German). Bonn: Rheinisches Landesmuseum. ISBN 3-7861-1369-6.
Ettlinger, Elisabeth (1990). “Conspectus formarum terrae sigillatae Italico modo confectae”. Journal of Roman Archaeology (in German). 6. Bonn: R. Habelt: 411–414. doi:10.1017/S1047759400011776. S2CID 250350622.


  1. ^ “Obituaries – Elisabeth Ettlinger (14.7.1915 – 21.3.2012)”www.fautores.org. Retrieved 7 September 2019.
  2. ^ Zabehlicky-Scheffenegger, Susanne. “HISTORIA FAVTORVM: A (partly personal) illustrated history of the RCRF”Rei Cretariae Romanae Fautores. Retrieved 7 September 2019.
  3. Jump up to:a b “Elisabeth Ettlinger”Institute for Advanced Study. Retrieved 7 September 2019.
  4. ^ “Fellows Directory – Ettlinger”Society of Antiquaries of London. Retrieved 7 September 2019.

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