Professor Kai Brodersen. University of Mannheim.

Kai Brodersen studied ancient history, classical philology and protestant theology in Erlangen, Oxford and Munich, obtaining his Ph.D. in 1986, and his habilitation in 1995 in Munich. Since 1997 he has been professor of Ancient History at the University of Mannheim. He has also been a visiting professor to Newcastle, St. Andrews, and Royal Holloway, University of London. His research interests include Greek and Roman historiography, geography, epigraphy, oracles and miracle texts, economic history, and the reception of classical antiquity (including Asterix!). His books include two texts and commentaries on Appian, and ‘Terra Cognita: Studien zur römischen Raumerfassung’ (1995 and 2003), and ‘Das römische Britannien: Spuren seiner Geschichte’ as well as a number of billingual texts and commentaries of Greek and Latin authors (Pliny, Herodotus, Appian, Pomponius Mela, Apollodorus). His book on the seven wonders of the ancient world (Die Sieben Weltwunder: Legendäre Kunst- und Bauwerke der Antike) is currently in its seventh edition, and has been translated into Chinese. His c.v. and a full list of publications can be found at:

Dr. Andreas Hensen, Kurpfälzisches Museum, Heidelberg.

Andreas Hensen studied the Archeology of Roman Provinces, Anthropology, Ancient Historyand History in Stuttgart , Freiburg and Munich from 1987 to 1993. His dissertation, completed in 1997 and published in 1999, was entitled: "Der römische Vicus von Wiesloch (Rhein-Neckar-Kreis) Untersuchungen zu den Ausgrabungen bis zum Jahre 1991." (Oxford, BAR Int. Ser.) He has worked for the recently founded Central Archive of the Archeological State-Museum of Baden-Württemberg, and since May 1999 has been employed in the Archeological section of Kurpfälzisches Museum in Heidelberg. He is responsible for the research-program (sponsored by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) into the Roman cemetery in Heidelberg-Neuenheim. He is a recognised expert on the archaeology of Roman Germany, Mithraism (Coeditor of the Electronic Journal of Mithraic Studies:,Roman pottery and oil-lamps. Select publications:(with R. Ludwig) 2005: Straße ins Jenseits. Die römischen Gräberfelder von Heidelberg. 1999: Der römische Vicus von Wiesloch. Oxford: Archaeopress.; 1994: “Zu Caracallas Germanica Expeditio. Archäologisch-topographische Untersuchungen.” Fundber. Baden-Württemberg 19/1.219-254; 2001: “Das ‘zweite’ Mithraeum von Heidelberg.” Pp. 95-108 in: Roman Mithraism. Edited by M. Marteens. Brussels.; “The lamps of the Roman Cemetery in Heidelberg.” Pp. 157-161 in: Lychnological Acts 1. Edited by L. Chrzanovski (Montagnac).

Professor Tonio Hölscher.

Tonio Hölscher has been a professor of Classical Archaeology at the University of Heidelberg since 1975. He has been Guest Professor at the University of Naples (1988), Meyer Shapiro Visiting Professor at Columbia University (1993), Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study at Berlin (1997-98), Jerome Lecturer at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (2001), Visiting Professor at the American Academy in Rome (2002) and Research Professor at the German Archaeological Institute in Rome (2002-04). His scholarly work extends over all periods of Greek and Roman culture, concentrating on interrelations among art, politics, and social life. Hölscher’s numerous books include: Öffentliche Räume in frühen griechischen Städten (2nd ed. Heidelberg 1998); Victoria Romana. Archäologische Untersuchungen zur Geschichte und Wesensart der römischen Siegesgöttin von den Anfängen bis zum Ende des 3. Jahrhunderts n. Chr. (Mainz 1967); Römische Bildsprache als semantisches System (Heidelberg 1987; published in English as: The Language of Roman Art. Cambridge 2004.) His introductory book Klassische Archäologie Grundwissen (Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft und Theiss Verlag, 2002) is a standard reference at many German universities.

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Prof. Reinhard Stupperich. University of Heidelberg

Reinhard Stupperich has published extensively on the art and archaeology of Greece and Rome, and on other topics relating to archaeology and cross cultural contact in the ancient world. His particular areas of interests include Roman provincial archaeology, Roman imports in free Germany, Greek and Roman bronzes, the reception of classical antiquity, and the history of modern Greece. He edits the journal ‘Thetis’ and its associated series of monographs ‘Peleus.’ Both publications concern the history and archaeology of ancient and modern Greece. Having excavated extensively in Germany and Turkey, he is currently planning further campaigns at Rheingönheim (A Roman fort) and Alexander Troas (A Hellenistic Bath). His other projects include a catalogue of ancient bronzes in the Albertinum, and an exhibition in the Winckelmann Museum on the antiquities collection of Carl Theodore.

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Professor Diamantis Panagiotopoulos. University of Heidelberg.

Research interests include the social structures of Minoan and Mycenaean civilisations (particularly social hierarchy, political organisation, economy and religion), the interconnections between the Aegean and the Near East in Second Millennium BC, and ancient writing systems. He has published on Bronze Age Greece, Egypt and the Levant, combining material and textual evidence, and has been taking part in several archaeological excavations on Crete and the Aegean Islands. Since November 2003 he has been co-director of the Zominthos Project 2004-2008, an interdisciplinary research program under the auspices of the Greek Archaeological Society at Athens and the Institute of Classics, University of Heidelberg, aiming at the study of the Minoan site of Zominthos and its environment.

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Philip Kiernan, M.A. Programme Director

Philip Kiernan holds a B.A. from the University of Western Ontario, and an M.A. in Classical Archaeology from the university of Cincinnati. He is currently finishing a D.Phil in the Institute for Classical Archaeology at the University of Heidelberg. His dissertation, ‘Miniature Votive Offerings from Rome’s North West Provinces’ should be defended in the summer of 2007. He has published articles and given conference presentations on the archaeology of Roman religion, numismatics, Mithraism, small finds, and curse tablets. He is a doctoral fellow of the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

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Julia Kruse. Assistant Director.

Julia Kruse is finishing up her M.A. in Classical Archaeology at the University of Heidelberg. The topic of her thesis, supervised by Prof. Tonio Hölscher, is entitled ‘Views of Nature from Roman villas.’ She has participated in excavations at Ilvesheim, Germany; Miletus, Turkey and Bad Buchau, Germany.