Lic. phil. André Barmasse

André Barmasse is Classical Archaeologist and a LPI certified Linux System Administrator. He is the software engineer behind „iconicarchive“, developing and programming open source solutions and metadata parsing engines for the web. He is currently working as a scientific collaborator, web programmer and database developer at the Swiss Inventory of Coin Finds (SICF) at Bern.

Main areas of research (archaeology)

  • Digital humanities
  • Nabataean art and architecture
  • Illicit art traffic
  • History of archaeology

Main areas of research (computing)

  • Developing long-term database concepts
  • Implementing Linked open data and SPARQL
  • Programming media metadata parsing tools for PHP
  • Adaptating HTML5 and CSS3 standards for websites
  • Embedding map APIs and GIS data into websites
  • Controlling and monitoring network traffic

Academic curriculum

  • 2000 Lizentiat (Master) in Classical Archaeology at Basel University with the study: „Die Rhyta von Mithradatkert“
  • 1992–2000 Studies at Basel University (Classical Archaeology, Near Eastern Archaeology, Latin)
  • 1988–1991 Studies at Basel University (Classical Philology and Archaeology)

Professional curriculum (archaeology)

  • 2010–2011 Scientific assistant of the „International Umm al-Biyara Project“ (Petra/Jordan)
  • 2004–2006 Scientific assistant at the „Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae“ (LIMC) at Basel
  • 2002–2009 Scientific assistant of the „International Wadi Farasa Project“ (Petra/Jordan)
  • 2002–2005 Educational assistant at the „Museum der Kulturen“
  • 2001–2003 Scientific intern at the „Antikenmuseum Basel“
  • 1997–1998 Latin teacher at the „Orientierungsschule Basel-Stadt“
  • 1993–2010 Educational assistant at the „Antikenmuseum Basel“
  • 1993–2000 Collaborator of the Basel University excavations at ez-Zantur (Petra/Jordan)
  • 1991–1993 Collaborator of the „Bodenforschung Basel-Stadt“

Professional curriculum (computing)

  • 2013– Technical employee (hardware and software support) at the Bernisches Historisches Museum at Bern
  • 2008–2012 Technical employee (network surveillance and support) at the Goetheanum at Dornach
  • 2008 LPI certified Linux System Administrator
  • 2005– scientific employee (internet and database) at the „Swiss Inventory of Coin Finds“ at Bern
  • 1990–1997 Technical assistant at „City Disc“ head office at Basel
  • 1986–1990 Technical assistant at Uwe Sorg’s „First Soft“ (Commodore Amiga computers and software) at Basel