Tentative Programme

Check back soon for the finalised programme.

The schedule is somewhat flexible, so that excursions to outdoor sites and museums can be switched in the event of for rainy days.

A Key note speaker and another guest lecturer have yet to be decided.

Monday July 23rd

10:00 – 13:00 Morning – Arrival and Orientation.
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch Break.
14:30 – 17:00 Roman Germany, the geography, people and landscape.
19.15 Guest Lecture: Empire without limits? Mental Maps of the Roman Empire. Prof. Kai Brodersen

Tuesday July 24th

10:00 – 12:30 The Establishment of the Limes. From an Imaginary Line to a UNESCO World Heritage Site
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break.
13:30 Excursion: Roman Heidelberg: the Kurpfalz Museum, the Celtic and medieval site on the Heiligenberg.
19:00 Guest Lecture: Augustan Expansion in Germany. New Light on Some Old Questions. (Prof .R. Stupperich)

Wednesday July 25th

10:00 – 12:30 The Roman Army and its Settlements. (Kiernan)
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break.
14:00 - ?? Guest Lecture: “The Dead of Heidelberg. New Discoveries in the Roman Cemetery in Heidelberg.” Followed by a hands-on session in the magazine of the museum. (Dr. A. Hensen)

Thursday July 26th

10:00 Excursion: Ladenburg Museum and Gross Sachsen. Lecture on site: Life in the Vicus and Villa.
17:00 Guest Lecture: Cultural Contact between the Scythians and Greeks in the Classical Period. (Prof. R. Stupperich).

Friday July 27th

10:00 – 12:30 Lecture: Monumental and Minor Art in Roman Germany. Celtic versus Roman Influence. (Kiernan)
14:30 – 15:30 Guest Lecture: The Form and Function of Grave Monuments in Roman Germany. New Research on the monuments of the Pfalz. (Ditsch).
Evening: Guest Lecturer: Prof. Tonio Hölscher. Title to be announced.

Saturday July 28th

9:00 Excursion to Osterburken. A Roman Fort and Sanctuary on the Limes.
On Site Lecture: Religion and Trade on the German border.
19:00 Guest Lecture: Cross Cultural Trade in Border Areas of the Aegean Bronze Age (Prof. Panagiotopoulos)

Sunday July 29th

9:00 Excursion to the Landesmuseum Museum in Karlsruhe with the recently renovated provincial collections. We will also visit the extensive collection of Roman and Greek antiquities, as well as the special exhibition on ‘Beauty in ancient Egypt.’
On Site Discussion Topic: Presenting the Past in Germany.

Monday July 30th

9:00 Excursion to Saalburg and the Taunus Limes.
On site lecture/discussion: Do city walls and border walls actually work?

Tuesday July 31st

9:00 Excursion to Trier: The Big City and Imperial Residence Behind the Frontier.
Landesmuseum: Regular exhibits and and the temporary exhibit: Constantine the Great.
Other Sites: The Porta Nigra and Amphitheatre, Roman Bridge and City Walls
Lecture/Discussion: The end of the Roman Empire and the the borders.
Spend night in Trier Youth Hostel.

Weds. August. 1st

Morning Imperial Trier: Basilica, Palace (?), Bridge and City Walls Monumental Baths, the Romano-Celtic sanctuary complex at Tawern.
c. 19:00 Return to Heidelberg.

Thurs. August 2nd

10:00 – 12:30 Summary and Discussion, Seminar Evaluation.
Evening BBQ?
Fri. August 3rd – Heidelberg international Summer School begins