Byzantine Archaeology and Art History
|Degree||Bachelor of Arts|
|Course commences||winter semester / summer semester|
|Standard course duration||6 semesters|
|Focus options||50%; 25%|
first main subject (50%): certified proficiency in Latin or Greek (Latinum or Graecum) and knowledge of English and another modern foreign language required prior to commencement of the B.A. thesis
|Language of instruction||German, occasionally English|
Byzantine Archaeology and Art History (formerly a Magister course in Christian Archaeology) is a B.A. course devoted to the scholarly investigation of the material relics of the Byzantine millennium from late antiquity and the Early Byzantine civilisation up to the conquest of Constantinople in 1453 AD. It examines the diverse relations both with classical antiquity (Greek and Roman) and with cultures of the western and eastern Mediterranean. The course acquaints students with the fundamental features and methods of the subject and points up interdisciplinary points of contact both with other archaeological subjects and with European Art History, Church History and Medieval History.
The course focuses mainly on the following kinds of relic:
- architecture, urban construction and topography
- visual arts (mosaic, painting, sculpture)
- objets d’art, handicrafts, utensils
Byzantine Architecture and Art History at B.A. level can be selected as a first main subject (74 CP), a second main subject (74 CP) or as a subsidiary subject (35 CP) in conjunction with a different main subject (113 CP).
The main research interests of the Institute are determined by the scholars teaching there. With the staff situation as it is at the moment, research focuses mainly on architecture and settlement history in the Near East, Greece and Asia Minor.
International study applicants
Special regulations apply for international study applicants. For more information, please consult Heidelberg University’s International Relations Office (Seminarstraße 2).
Possible subject combinations are listed in the Catalogue of Subjects.
Study and examination regulations
Issues arising in connection with examinations, credit transfer and academic credential recognition are dealt with by the relevant examinations board/office. For more information, consult the academic advisor(s) indicated below.
Tuition fees at Heidelberg University are payable at the beginning of each semester.
Heidelberg University offers a consecutive M.A. course on Byzantine Archaeology and Art History.
Fabian Stroth, M.A.
Marstallhof 4, Südostturm (1st floor)
office hours by appointment
phone: +49 (0)6221-54-2228
Institute of Byzantine Archaeology and Art History