Structure & People

The Leibniz ScienceCampus Mainz is a joint research venture between the Leibniz Institute's Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum and the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz for interdisciplinary Byzantine research. It ties in with the "Byzantine Archaeology Mainz" (BAM) collaboration that ran from 2005 - 2011 and broadens and develops this partnership further.

The Leibniz ScienceCampus Mainz was founded on 1 June 2011 on the basis of a cooperation agreement between the Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum and the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz. The activities of the campus are financed by the partner institutions and third-party-funds. For the period 2015-2023 the basic funding is provided by the Leibniz Association.

The Leibniz ScienceCampus Mainz took up its operative work on 1 October 2011. After establishing an organisational structure, including a coordination office attached to the Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum, an international scientific advisory board was appointed. The members of the steering comittee represent the participating scientific disciplines and, together with the executive board, serve as development panel for planning the focus of the research activities.



Project arrangements

Venedig, San Marco. Statues of two emperors of the first tetrarchy (Foto: Th. Weber).