The Department of Ancient Civilizations belongs to the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. It combines the subject areas of Egyptology, Ancient History, Greek Philology, Historical-Comparative Linguistics, Classical Archaeology, Latin Philology, Prehistoric and Early Historic and Provincial Roman Archaeology as well as the Vindonissa Professorship in one building.
This set-up enables interdisciplinary research and teaching. Scholars can develop entirely new perspectives as a result of this concept.
The Department of Ancient Civilizations at the University of Basel offers ideal conditions: close proximity, an optimal infrastructure, a shared library, shared committees, and shared administration.