Dr. Hanna Albertina Rydh (Rydh-Schnittger)

Title: Dr.
Prename: Hanna Albertina
Surname: Rydh (Rydh-Schnittger)
Name of birth: Rydh
Profession: Archeologist
Birthday: 02/12/1891
Place of birth: Stockholm
Date of death: 06/09/1964
Place of death: Solna
Married to: 1. marriage: Bror Schnittger, archeologist (1919-1924); 2. marriage: Mortimer Munck af Rosenschöld, government official (1929-1942)
Children: 2 (son; Karin Munck af Rosenschöld)
Education: 1910 final high school examinations; 1910–15 university studies (literary studies, archaeology) in Stockholm; 1919 doctorate
Career: 1915–36 staff member in an Uppsala University project on the island of Adelsö; 1923 International Federation of University Women (IFUW) International Fellowship for research in France; 1923–25 assistant at the Musée des Antiquités Nationales, St Germain-en-Laye; 1925–52 archaeological excavations in the Mediterranean region; 1952–42 member of the Swedish archaeological commission in India
Memberships: 1910–15 Fredrika Bremer women students’ association; from 1920 Swedish Federation of University Women; 1943–44 Liberal People’s Party (Folkpartiet liberalerna) deputy in the Swedish parliament; 1939 vice president, 1946–52 president, International Alliance of Women (IAW)
Biographical literature: Ewa Ryberg, “Hanna Rydh – Förmedlare av förhistorien,” *Fornwinnen* 85 (1990): 303–9; Elisabeth Arwill-Nordbladh, “Hanna Rydh. Eine Forscherin mit vielen Dimensionen,” in *Eine Dame zwischen 500 Herren. Johanna Mestorf, Werk und Wirkung*, ed. Julia K. Koch et al. (Münster: Waxmann, 2002), 281–94
Major works: *Dosformiga spännen fran vikingatiden* (diss.; Stockholm: Hæggström, 1919); *Die Verbreitung deutscher Münzen in den Funden aus der Wikingerzeit Schwedens* (Leipzig, 1925); *Rang Mahal. The Swedish Archaeological Expedition to India 1952–1954* (Lund: Gleerup, 1959)