Information for Incoming ERASMUS Students


1. The Department

departmentTogether with Ancient History and Greek and Latin Philology, the Classical Archaeology department forms part of the Institute for Classical Studies. With two professorships, Classical Archaeology is one of the smaller departments in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. This allows for small, manageable learning groups, a sense of community and the possibility of individual supervision. 

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2. The Substantive Focus: The Cultural History of Antiquity

Ausbildung am MaterialThe Classical Archaeology department is devoted to study of the material remnants of Greek and Roman culture. The temporal frame of reference extends from the Late Bronze Age (2nd millennium BC) to Late Antiquity (4th to 6th centuries AD).

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3. The Methodological Focus: Theory and Education in Contact with the Historical Material

Kleine GruppenOne of the main focuses is on detailed analysis of archaeological objects, which – already in the BA program, but, above all, then in the MA program – is combined with methodologically and theoretically grounded reflection on archaeological-historical issues.

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4. Courses

BibliothekGerman is the language of instruction in all courses; following consultation with the instructors, exams may, however, also be taken in English or possibly other European languages (see Examinations/Coursework below). An overview of the courses offered can be found in the UniVis

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5. Course Registration

Praxis Registration for all Classical Archaeology courses in Kiel takes place before the start of classes using the OLAT system. You will receive a user ID when enrolling at CAU Kiel. If technical problems arise, however, you are welcome to register directly with the relevant instructor by e-mail.

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6. Examinations/Coursework

PONSIn order to strengthen international exchange, the Kiel Classical Archaeology program is very interested in encouraging foreign students to study in Kiel. Hence, foreign students may, following consultation with the relevant teachers, take examinations in English and possibly also in other European languages.

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7. Libraries/Databases

pompejiSpecialized books in Archaeology were already acquired in Kiel in the middle of the 19th century. Since the founding of an independent department in 1895, the holdings have been continually and systematically expanded. Today, the library of the Classical Archaeology department comprises around 25,000 volumes. These are supplemented by the holdings in Archaeology (arc section) of the University Central Library and the holdings of related departments (Ancient History, Greek and Latin Philology and many others).

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8. Antiquities Collection

Doppelter StudiengangThe museum has an extensive collection of ancient originals (Greek pottery and smaller decorative art objects), as well as a large collection of plaster casts of the most significant sculptures of the Greco-Roman world. The initial basis for the collection was already laid in 1842 with the purchase of some plaster casts of the Elgin Marbles. The collection is thus one of the oldest collections of antiquities in Germany.

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9. Further Information and Links

Prüfung auf Englisch For current news on research and teaching in Classical Archaeology in Kiel, see our Facebook page. The Facebook page of the Student Committee provides information on student activities.

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