A donation from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

By Gabriel McKee
With David M. Ratzan

Earlier this month, the ISAW Library received a generous donation of archaeological publications from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. Dr. Dorothee Dzwonnek (Secretary General of the DFG) and  Dr. Hans-Dieter Bienert (Head of the Division of Humanities and Cultural Studies at the DFG) visited ISAW this week, accompanied by Prof. Ralf von den Hof (Professor of Classical Archaeology, Freiburg) and Prof. Guenther Schauerte (Vice President of the Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz), as part of the preparations for the Metropolitan Museum of Art symposium "Art of the Hellenistic Kingdoms: From Pergamon to Rome," sponsored by the DFG. The delegation took this opportunity to present this collection to ISAW's Director, Roger S. Bagnall, and Head Librarian, David M. Ratzan.


The books in this donation, totaling over 100 volumes, strengthen our collection’s holdings in the archaeology of central Europe, the eastern Mediterranean, and the ancient Near East. We are particularly grateful for this donation as many of the excavation reports included in the donation are sparsely-held in the New York metropolitan area, and thus they will be of use not only to the ISAW 

community, but to other scholars in the Northeastern United States as well. The donation includes primary publications from a number of major German archaeological publication series, for example:

The donation also includes dozens of other archaeological publications, conference proceedings, and exhibit catalogs on a broad range of topics and regions from the British Isles to the Near East.

We are grateful to the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft for this generous gift, which will be a benefit to future researchers at ISAW. We have already begun cataloging the collection, which will appear in future New Titles Lists.