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Holiday Greetings from the Graduiertenkolleg

Everybody at the Ostia Graduiertenkolleg wish everyone a merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

Hopefully, 2022 will follow in the footsteps of 2021 in terms of academic outcome in our Graduiertenkolleg. We are all very excited to share our newest results with you in the forthcoming year!

Stay tuned!

Exhibition in the Tieranatomisches Theater, Berlin

It is with great pleasure that the Ostia Graduiertenkolleg together with the Ostia Forum Project can reveal that we are going to make an exhibition at the Tieranatomisches Theater in Berlin starting April 1 2022. For now, it is planned to run until September 15 2022.

At the moment, we are all working hard on how to approach exhibiting an excavation and what this should involve. Indeed, the exhibition does not only concern the excavation as such, but does also include the scientific results. We are going to have different types of presentations regarding the ongoing research and results in the heart of Rome’s ancient harbour city, but we are also going to provide the opportunity of experiencing our research through Virtual Reality made by our new cooperation partner, Jakob Korbel from the Technische Universität Berlin.

We are all very excited about this new perspective and opportunity of our projects.

Last but not least, we also wish everybody a io Saturnalia.

Presentation November 17 2021

Daniel Damgaard, Theme 6, will be presenting parts of his research at the DFG-Graduiertenkolleg 1913 "Kulturelle und technische Werte historischer Bauten" in Cottbus, Germany, November 17 2021 at 9.30 AM. The presentation will be a combination of physical presence and online. 

The presentation is titled: Unknown Forum Structures in Ostia: The Syntehsis of Stratigraphy and Geo-physical Excavation Data regarding the Development of the Forum's Area.


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Holiday Greetings December 2020

The Graduate College would like to wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year!


This year has been a very difficult one for everybody in the world, and we can hopefully look forward to a different year in 2021, where we can restart it all in a better way.

We initiated this College in February 2020, thus it is needles to say that the College has had a very difficult start. Fortunately, this College still has two, hopefully strong, years to come, in which we all can contribute to the end-publications, and hopefully contribute to the research community in general.

As you all can read on this website, we have been active throughout 2020, which included several online meetings, but also a small campaign in Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica. This campaign was, however, a bit limited, but we did manage to succeed.

If you are interested in reading something about the projects, you can visit them here.