Publications: Articles / Chapters

“Indigenous Voices at the Margins: Nuancing the History of French Colonial Archaeology in Nineteenth-Century Algeria,” in Unmasking Ideology in Imperial and Colonial Archaeology: Vocabulary, Symbols, and Legacy, edited by Bonnie Effros and Guolong Lai (Los Angeles: Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press, 2018), pp. 201-225.

(with Guolong Lai), “The Global Reach of Imperial and Colonial Archaeology,” in Unmasking Ideology in Imperial and Colonial Archaeology: Vocabulary, Symbols, and Legacy, edited by Bonnie Effros and Guolong Lai (Los Angeles: Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press, 2018), pp. xxi-xxxi.

“Berber Genealogy and the Politics of Prehistoric Archaeology and Craniology in French Algeria (1860s to 1880s),” British Journal of the History of Science 50.1 (2017): 61-81.

“The Enduring Attraction of the Pirenne Thesis,” Speculum 92.1 (2017): 184-208.

“Museum-Building in Nineteenth-Century Algeria: Colonial Narratives in French Collections of Classical Antiquities,” Journal of the History of Collections 28.2 (2016): 243-259.

“Blaming it on the ‘Barbarians’: Alleged Uses of Nose-Cutting among the Franks,” Journal of Women’s History 26.1 (2014): 74-80.

“La professionalisation de l’archéologie mérovingienne au XIXe siècle”, in La Gaule, le monde insulaire et l’Europe du Nord au haut Moyen Âge. Actualité de l’archéologie en Normandie (Ve-Xe siècles). Actes des XXVIIe Journées internationales d’Archéologie mérovingienne, Caen, 29 septembre – 1er octobre 2006, edited by Claude Lorren, Mémoires de l’AFAM XXVIII (Paris: AFAM, 2013), pp. 355-363.

“Looking for Christians among the Barbarians: Merovingian-Era Cemeteries and the Origins of Medieval France,” Quaestiones medii aevi novae 17 (2012): 57-68.

“Casimir Barrière-Flavy and the (Re)Discovery of Visigoths in Southwest France,” in Geschichtsvorstellungen. Bilder, Texte und Begriffe aus dem Mittelalter. Festschrift für Hans-Werner Goetz, edited by Steffen Patzold, Anja Rathmann-Lutz und Volker Scior (Köln-Weimar-Wien: Böhlau, 2012), pp. 559-576.

"'Elle pensait comme un homme et sentait comme une femme': Hortense Lacroix Cornu (1809-1875) and the Musée des antiquités nationales de Saint-Germain-en-Laye," Journal of the History of Collections 24 (2012): 25-43.

"Writing History from Manuscript and Artifact: Building an Object-Based Narrative of the Early Middle Ages in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century France," in Medieval Manuscripts, Their Makers and Users: A Special Issue of Viator in Honor of Richard and Mary Rouse (Turnhout: Brepols, 2011), pp. 133-150.

"Contested Origins: French and German Views of a Shared Archaeological Heritage in Lorraine," in Multiple Antiquities-Multiple Modernities: Ancient History in Nineteenth-Century European Cultures, edited by Gábor Klaniczay and Michael Werner (Frankfurt: Campus Verlag, 2011), pp. 305-333.

"Thoughts on the Provenance of Some Merovingian-Era Buckles at the University of Missouri," MVSE: Annual of the Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Missouri 44 & 45 (2010-2011), pp. 59-79.

"Anthropology and Ancestry in Nineteenth-Century France: Craniometric Profiles of Merovingian-Period Populations," in Archäologie der Identität, edited by Walter Pohl and Mathias Mehofer, Forschungen zur Geschichte des Mittelalters 17 (Vienna: Institut für Mittelalterforschung: Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, 2010), pp. 233-244.

"The Germanic Invasions and the Academic Politics of National Identity in Late Nineteenth-Century France," in Gebrauch und Missbrauch des Mittelalters, 19.-21.Jahrhundert/Uses and Abuses of the Middle Ages, 19th-21st Century/Usages et mésuages du Moyen Age du XIXe au XXIe siècle, edited by János Bak, Jörg Jarnut, Pierre Monnet, and Bernd Schneidmüller, MittelalterStudien 17 (Munich: Wilhelm Fink Verlag, 2009), pp. 81-94.

"Artistic, Scholarly, and Popular Depictions of the 'première race' in Late Nineteenth-Century France," in Vergangenheit und Vergegenwärtigung: Frühes Mittelalter und europäische Erinnerungskultur, edited by Helmut Reimitz and Bernhard Zeller, Forschungen zur Geschichte des Mittelalters 14 (Vienna: Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, 2009), pp. 71-91.

"Death and Burial," in Medieval Christianity, A People's History of Christianity 4, edited by Daniel E.Bornstein (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2008), pp. 53-74.

"Auf der Suche nach Frankreichs ersten Christen: Camille de la Croix und die Schwierigkeiten eines Klerikers als Archäologe im späten 19. Jahrhundert," in Zwischen Spätantike und Mittelalter: Archäeologie des 4. bis 7. Jahrhunderts im Westen, edited by Sebastian Brather, Reallexikon der Germanischen Altertumskunde, Ergänzungsbände 57 (Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2008), pp. 119-146.

"Selling Archaeology and Anthropology: Early Medieval Artifacts at the Expositions universelles and the Wiener Weltausstellung, 1867-1900," Early Medieval Europe 16.1 (2008): 23-48. (and, with Howard Williams, editor of this special themed issue, introduced by: Early Medieval Material Culture in the Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Imagination," Early Medieval Europe 16.1 (2008): 1-2.)

"Art of the 'Dark Ages': Showing Merovingian Artefacts in North American Public and Private Collections," Journal of the History of Collections 17.1 (2005): 85-113.

"Dressing Conservatively: Women's Brooches as Markers of Ethnic Identity?" in Gender and the Transformation of the Roman World: Women, Men and Eunuchs in Late Antiquity and After, 300-900 CE, edited by Julia Smith and Leslie Brubaker (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004), pp. 165-184.

"A Century of Remembrance and Amnesia in the Excavation, Display, and Interpretation of Early Medieval Burial Artifacts," in Erinnerungskultur im Bestattungsritual. Archäologisch-Historisches Forum, edited by Jörg Jarnut and Matthias Wemhoff (Paderborn: Institut zur Interdisziplinären Erforschung des Mittelalters und seines Nachwirkens, 2003), pp. 75-96.

"Memories of the Early Medieval Past: Grave Artifacts in Nineteenth-Century France and America," in Archaeologies of Remembrance: Death and Memory in Past Societies, edited by Howard Williams (New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, 2003), pp. 255-280.

"The Ritual Significance of Vessels in the Formation of Merovingian Christian Communities," in The Construction of Communities in the Early Middle Ages: Texts, Resources and Artifacts, edited by Richard Corradini, Max Diesenberger and Helmut Reimitz, Transformation of the Roman World 12 (Leiden: E.J. Brill, 2003), pp. 213-227.

"Appearance and Ideology: Creating Distinctions between Clerics and Lay Persons in Early Medieval Gaul" in Encountering Medieval Dress and Textiles: Objects, Texts and Images, edited by Janet Snyder and Desirée Koslin (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002), pp. 7-24.

"Monuments and Memory: The Repossession of Ancient Remains in Early Medieval Gaul,"in The Topography of Power in the Early Medieval West, edited by Mayke de Jong and Frans Theuws, Transformation of the Roman World 6 (Leiden: E.J. Brill, 2001), pp. 93-118.

"Skeletal Sex and Gender in Merovingian Mortuary Archaeology," Antiquity 74 (2000): 632-639.

"De partibus Saxoniae and the Regulation of Mortuary Custom: A Carolingian Campaign of Christianization or the Suppression of Saxon Identity?" Revue Belge de Philologie et d'Histoire 75 (1997): 267-286.

"Beyond Cemetery Walls: Early Medieval Funerary Topography and Christian Salvation," Early Medieval Europe 6,1 (1997): 1-23.

"Symbolic Expressions of Sanctity: Gertrude of Nivelles in the Context of Merovingian Mortuary Custom," Viator 27 (1996): 1-10.

"Usuard's Journey to Spain and Its Influence on the Dissemination of the Cult of the Cordovan Martyrs," Comitatus 21 (1990): 21-37.

"Images of Sanctity: Contrasting Descriptions of Radegund by Venantius Fortunatus and Gregory of Tours," UCLA Historical Journal 10 (1990): 38-58.