Gertrud Seidmann (Biographical details)

Gertrud Seidmann (academic/intellectual; Austrian; Female; 1919 - 2013)

Also known as

Seidmann, Gertrud




Scholar of engraved gems. Born in Vienna, Seidmann fled to England after the Anschluss in 1938. Taught German at Battersea County School, at the Institute of Educational Studies in Oxford, at the Language Centre at Southhampton University and the Institute of Archaeology in Oxford. Becasme distinguished scholar of jewellery and engraved gems, writing first on Jewsih marriage rings and subsequently on Nathaniel Marchant and his English contemporaries. Began a PhD on the Rev Greville Chester at Wolfson College,Oxford in 2004. Made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 1985, and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1986.