Participants of the Klassik Kolleg 2012 during a tutorial

Klassik Kolleg

The Klassik Kolleg focuses on students of German studies from national and international universities who wish to investigate the cultural heritage of Weimar Classicism by participating in interdisciplinary discussions in Weimar.

Three or four tertiary institutes of German studies come together for the Klassik Kolleg; two of these should be affiliated with foreign universities. During the first college phase in the winter semester, lecturers from the cooperating institutes offer parallel classes on texts and contexts in Weimar Classicism, structured to tackle the same topics. During the following summer semester, participants travel to Weimar for a research colloquium lasting several days. Here they work together to deepen their knowledge at authentic locations, also incorporating the collections in Weimar. In this context, the participants present their approaches to Weimar Classicism, all influenced by their respective national cultures, as part of an international exchange.

The Klassik Kolleg is in principle open to all tertiary institutes of German studies, which then join together in international groups of three or four. The initiative should come from a German university, which coordinates pre-application discussions and submits the application as the institution in charge.

Tour in the Goethe and Schiller Archive, Klassik Stiftung Weimar
Tour in the Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek, Klassik Stiftung Weimar
Tour in the Goethe and Schiller Archive, Klassik Stiftung Weimar


  • Prof. Dr. Thorsten Valk
    Head of Research and Education

    Research and Education
    Am Palais 3
    99423 Weimar

    Mailing Address
    Burgplatz 4, 99423 Weimar

    P +49 3643 545 560
    F +49 3643 545 569

Projects of the Klassik Stiftung Weimar are funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Free State of Thuringia, represented by the State Chancellery of Thuringia, Department of Culture and the Arts.

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