Information for visiting scholars


The Department of Ancient History and Epigraphy maintains co-operation with various European and non-European universities and research institutions in countries such as Belgium, France, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Romania, Spain, Hungary, and the US.



The University of Heidelberg library system, one of the largest university collections in Germany and Europe, contains well over 6,000,000 volumes. Classics students have the possibility to consult holdings in the Department of Ancient History and Epigraphy, the Institute of Classical Archaeology, the Seminar of Classical Philology or the University Library.
The Reading Room of the Department of Ancient History and Epigraphy contains over 45,000 books and periodicals dealing with the ancient world, a full collection of Greek and Latin texts and commentaries, epigraphical collections, other basic resources, as well as comfortable places to work and study with other classicists.
Books not in the University system can generally be obtained quickly through interlibrary loan from the collections of other university libraries from Germany. The databases of the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae, the Library of Latin Texts, and several other electronic databases useful to the study of the Classics are accessible over the campus network.
Classicists who want to use the Library of the Department of Ancient History end Epigraphy must apply for a guest account at the office of our secretary.

Library Hours:
Seminar of Ancient History and Epigraphy:

During term:

Monday/Tuesday 9 am – 5 pm
Wednesday/Thursday 9 am – 6 pm
Friday 9 am – 1 pm


Lecture-free period:

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Opening Hours Main Library (Altstadt): [link]

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Colloquia take place on Wednesdays in Neue Universität, HS 9 at 6:15 p.m. Our colloquium series reflects the diverse research interests and pursuits of the seminar. You can find the current program here.
To get up-to-date announcements about upcoming colloquia, please subscribe to the Colloquium mailing list.


Housing at the University of Heidelberg

There is an affordable and convenient possibility for accommodation at the University Guest House. However, due to the high request, we strongly suggest to do the booking arrangements at least four months prior to the arrival date in Heidelberg. In addition, the university offers visiting scholars a list of private accommodation.


Locations and how to get there

Our Location


For further information please contact

Christopher Decker, M.A.
Marstallhof 4
69117 Heidelberg
Seminar for Ancient History and Epigraphy
Phone: +49 (0)6221 / 54-15855

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