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Hawicks, Heike and Runde, Ingo (Eds.): Die Alte Aula der Universität Heidelberg, Heidelberg: Heidelberg University Publishing, 2016. DOI: 10.17885/heiup.122.149

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Heike Hawicks, Ingo Runde (Eds.)

Die Alte Aula der Universität Heidelberg

The Great Hall of the Old University building is the ceremonial hall and heart of Heidelberg University. With the aid of allegories and metaphors, it illustrates the history and self-image of the oldest university in modern-day Germany. Originally built in the baroque style, it was remodelled completely on the occasion of the University’s 500th anniversary. The magnificent room donated by the Grand Duke of Baden is one of the few ensembles of the Karlsruhe School of Woodcutting that remains intact; it is used primarily for academic events such as inaugural lectures of newly appointed professors or graduation ceremonies. But the Great Hall is also a place for public concerts and presentations to which the venerable surroundings lend a particular splendour.

Dr Heike Hawicks M.A. teaches medieval history and historical methodology at Heidelberg University. In 2015 she became First Chair of the ‘Friends of Heidelberg University Archive and Museum’ association.

Dr Ingo Runde has headed the Heidelberg University Archive since 2010. In 2011 he accepted a position as lecturer in historical methodology at Heidelberg University and joined the board of the ‘Friends of Heidelberg University Archive and Museum’ association.

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Front Matter
Table of Contents
Bernhard Eitel
Grußwort des Rektors der Universität Heidelberg
Heike Hawicks, Ingo Runde
Vorwort der Herausgeber
Heike Hawicks
Funktion und Nutzung der Alten Aula im Wandel der Zeiten
Andreas Cser
Die Universität Heidelberg im Zeichen des Neuaufbaus zu Beginn des 18. Jahrhunderts
Reinhard Düchting
Die barocke Decke der Alten Aula
Frank Engehausen
Die Universität am Vorabend ihrer 500-Jahr-Feier 1886
Charlotte Lagemann
Eine Jubiläumsfeier von nationaler Bedeutung. Die Ausstattung der Aula zum 500-jährigen Bestehen der Universität Heidelberg
Ingo Runde
Die Heidelberger Universitätsfahnen von 1874 und 1886 in der Alten Aula
Letizia Mancino-Cremer
Neuer Glanz in Alter Aula. Die Renovierung zur 600-Jahr-Feier 1986
Franz Wassermann
Zur Hymne der Universität Heidelberg
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