Statement concerning the present situation of Coronavirus

Dear all,

We had planned a campaign in Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica from Monday March 9 until Friday March 20, where we would be working on our excavation material in the deposits as well as working in the archives and library. However, due to immediate health crisis, our campaign came to an untimely end. This happened in close cooperation with the authorities in Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica, who are handling the situation with care and are doing all they can to maintain the site until they can open it for the public again.

We are hoping to be able to return to Ostia Antica soon, so that we can continue our work in the deposits and archives. For now, we are sending our thoughts to people, who are affected by this health crisis.

The Ostia Graduiertenkolleg

We are delighted to announce our new graduate college called the Ostia Graduiertenkolleg. It consists of six ph.d. projects supervised by Prof. Dr. Axel Gering, funded by the Stiftung Humboldt-University of Berlin (SHU) through a private donation. The six different topics are all the result of the work conducted by Ostia Forum Project since 2010 in the centre of Ostia.

The Graduiertenkolleg has its own website,