Information for visiting scholars
The Institute 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 Institute of Ancient History and Epigraphy, the Institute of Classical Archaeology, the Seminar of Classical Philology or the University Library.
The Reading Room of the Institute 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 (Mrs. Süfling).
Opening Times Main Library (Altstadt): [link]
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. Please forward your suggestions for speakers to Dr. Wolfgang Havener. You can find the current program here.
To get up-to-date announcements about upcoming colloquia, please subscribe to the Colloquium mailing list (E-Mail).
Housing at the University of Heidelberg
There is a very affordable and convenient possibility for accommodation at the University Guest House. However, due to the high request, we strongly suggest you to do the booking arrangements at least four months prior to your arrival date in Heidelberg. In addition, the university offers visiting scientists a list of private accommodation.
For further information please contact
Further useful information:
- Welcome Centre for International Scholars
- Heidelberg University Erasmus Program
- Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD)