On Friday, November 18, 2011 the German Consulate General San Francisco hosted a lecture and reception to celebrate Heidelberg University’s 625th anniversary. Heidelberg University, one of the most renowned universities in the world, is the oldest university in Germany.
Prof. Dr. Tonio Hölscher, professor for classical archaeology at Heidelberg University and currently visiting professor at UC Berkeley, talked about the Graeco-Persian wars and their monuments. Prof. Hölscher, recipient of the Lautenschläger research prize, also serves as vice president for the German Archaeological Institute of which he is a member since 1972.
Further information can be obtained form the website of the German Missions in the United States