The Dean's Office manages our faculty and is responsible in particular for development and structural planning, target agreements, budget and building matters, as well as the establishment and cancellation of study programmes.




The Dean leads the Faculty, chairs the Faculty Council, executes its decisions and is responsible to it. She is responsible for all faculty affairs, unless otherwise provided for by law or the Basic Regulations. This includes in particular

  • strategic development of the Faculty
  • Structural Planning
  • Target agreements between faculty and university
  • allocation of posts and resources in consultation with the Faculty Council
  • Right of supervision and instruction with regard to the proper performance of teaching and examination obligations and tasks in the supervision of students
  • Delegation of tasks in research and teaching to vice dean and dean of studies
  • Chairman of the Habilitation Commission of the Faculty
  • Moderation of conflicts in the faculty
  • Communication between Rectorate and Faculty



The Vice-Dean has overall responsibility for research in the Faculty, in particular

  • coordination of research within the GKR
  • Chair of the Promotion Committee of the GKR
  • Representation of the GKR in the research commission of the University of Leipzig
  • Representation of the GKR on the Board of Directors of the Research Academy Leipzig
  • Representation of the dean if necessary    


The Dean of Studies is responsible for curricular and quality management in accordance with the responsibilities laid down in the Saxon Freedom of Institutions of Higher Education Act, the Basic Regulations, the EVALUATION REGULATION, the ORDER ON THE CURRICULUM REPORTING PROCEDURE and the QUALITY MANAGEMENT MANUAL of the UL.

Within the Faculty of History, Arts and Area Studies he is responsible for all study matters by virtue of his office.

This means that he

  • is a member of all fourteen study commissions of the faculty and chairs them
  • is responsible for the evaluation
  • is responsible for the teaching report on behalf of the dean
  • is responsible for internal accreditation on behalf of the Dean
  • is the contact for students in special crisis situations

The Dean of Studies takes part in meetings regularly or as required to coordinate study matters within and across faculties. He is supported in his work by the staff of the Office of Student Affairs, who are particularly active in an advisory capacity in the area of curricular management.


On behalf of the Dean, the Dean's Council manages the day-to-day administration of the faculty, in particular :

  • handling personnel, budget and graduation matters
  • administrative preparation, monitoring and support for appeal matters
  • Advising the dean, the managing directors of the institute and the faculty members in administrative matters
  • Support of the management, planning and scientific organisational activities of the faculty management including the preparation of conceptual planning and strategic development and structural decisions
  • Preparation and follow-up of the meetings of the Faculty Council
  • Cooperation with the central university administration, the university management and other faculties



The budget commissioner shall perform the following tasks

  • Processing of invoices, reclaims and transfers for third-party funded projects
  • Registration for cash payment for third-party funded projects
  • Processing of general enquiries



The secretariat is the first point of contact with:

  • Contact deanery
  • Spatial planning for Schillerstr. 6
  • Maintenance and support of the personnel directory for the faculty
  • Mail


Welcome to the Study Office of the Faculty of History, Arts and Area Studies!

Die beiden Statuen des Lai-ib und seiner Frau stehen in einer Vitrine im Ägyptischen Museum


The staff of the Faculty's study office support the institutes in the revision of study documents, in quality and examination management and in semester planning in AlmaWeb. Students will find help with module enrolment and interdisciplinary study counselling, such as changing programmes and compensating for disadvantages.


The Curricular Managers in the Office of Student Affairs are the central contacts for all institutes of the faculty with regard to

  • the modification and revision of study documents
  • the mapping of the study documents in AlmaWeb
  • Cooperation agreements with other subjects
  • the evaluation of courses and study programmes
  • the preparation of the teaching report
  • the support in the accreditation process


  • Creation of semester planning in AlmaWeb and Tool
  • Creation of the central course catalogue of the faculty in AlmaWeb
  • Module registrations and late registrations


Michaela Vitzky is the contact person for academic mentoring at the faculty.

In particular:

  • Counselling and orientation for prospective students
  • Planning the course of studies (e.g. choice of major, elective subject, key qualifications)
  • Counselling for double degree studies
  • Advice on changing and discontinuing studies
  • Counselling for students with special life situations (e.g. equal treatment of disadvantages, maternity leave)
  • Advice on your stay abroad



The Examination Office is responsible for all documents produced in the context of examinations and examination certificates. The tasks include

  • the output of the Transcript of Records (an overview of the work done so far)
  • the registration of theses
  • the issuing of certificates
  • Information on marking, examination dates, repeat examinations
  • Exhibition for BaföG on services rendered


The Faculty Council is the elected body in the faculty and is made up of all status groups (university lecturers, academic staff, other employees, students) as well as the Equal Opportunities Officer.


The Faculty Council is responsible for all faculty matters of fundamental importance, in particular

  • the adoption of the study and examination regulations,
  • the enactment of the doctoral and habilitation regulations,
  • proposals for the establishment, abolition and modification of study programmes,
  • the coordination of research projects,
  • Proposals for the faculties' target agreements with the Rectorate,
  • Statement of the Faculty on the University's target agreements with the State Ministry of Science and Art,
  • to secure their course offerings and to plan their study programmes according to the faculty's development plan,
  • Evaluation procedure according to §9,
  • Proposals for the preparation of structural and development plans for the faculty,
  • participation in the drafting of the university's business plan,
  • the opinion on the use of the posts and funds allocated to the faculty,
  • the implementation of the course guidance,
  • the appointment of appointment committees and proposals for the job description of university teaching positions.

The basis is the Saxon Freedom of Institutions of Higher Education Act (2012), section 88

Next meetings of the Faculty Council:

Each at 02:00 pm

  • 26. Januar 2021
  • 27. April 2021
  • 25. Mai 2021
  • 22. Juni 2021
  • 20. Juli 2021
  • 19. Oktober 2021
  • 16. November 2021
  • 14. Dezember 2021

The Dean's Office invites all members and students of the faculty to an open exchange of views. The faculty talks are intended to capture the mood of the faculty members and serve as preparation for strategies and concepts.

Each 02:00 pm

  • 5 January 2021: double degree
  • 12. January 2021: AG Lehre

The elected faculty council includes representatives of all member groups and the equal opportunities representative. At our faculty, we attach great importance to ensuring that as many pillars as possible are represented in all member groups. As a rule, the Faculty Council is elected every three years.

In addition to the elected members, the extended Faculty Council includes all the faculty's university teachers. Matters on which the extended Faculty Council decides are regulated in § 88, paragraph 2 SächsHSFG.

University professors

Prof. Dr. Rose Marie Beck (E-Mail)

Prof. Philip Clart Ph.D. (E-Mail)

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Fuhrmann (E-Mail)

Prof. Dr. Nadja Horsch (E-Mail)

Prof. Dr. Ursula Rao (E-Mail)

Prof. Dr. Patrick Primavesi (E-Mail)

Prof. Dr. Michael Streck (E-Mail)

Prof. Dr. Frank Zöllner (E-Mail)

Scientific staff
Dr. Katharina Neef (E-Mail)
Dr. Michaela Rücker (E-Mail)
Dr. Sven Jaros (E-Mail)
Other employees
nicht vertreten
Anna-Katharina Zubaty (E-Mail)
Friederike Armonies (E-Mail)
Hanna Vetterlein (E-Mail)
equal opportunities representative
Prof. Dr. Ines Seumel (E-Mail)




Members are all university teachers and habilitated members of the faculty.


Historic Studies
Professor Dr. Enno Bünz

Area Studies
Professor Dr. Michael Streck

Art Studies
Professor Dr. Martin Schieder


Members are appointed by the extended Faculty Council.


  • Geschichte (einschließlich Lehramt Geschichte)
  • Klassische Antike (fakultätsübergreifende Kommission)
  • Afrikastudien
  • Indologie und Zentralasienwissenschaften
  • Ostasienwissenschaften
  • Arabistik
  • Altertumswissenschaften (Altorientalistik/Hebraistik, Ägyptologie)
  • Ethnologie
  • Religionswissenschaft
  • Kunstgeschichte
  • Archäologie der Alten Welt
  • Kunstpädagogik (einschl. Lehramt Kunst)
  • Musikwissenschaft - Vorsitzende: Frau Prof. Rose Marie Beck
  • Theaterwissenschaft
  • Kunstpädagogik und Kunst
  • Archäologie und Geschichte des Alten Europa
  • SEPT

Geschäftsordnung Studienkommissionen

Chairperson of Examination boards

Historisches Seminar
Vorsitzender: Professor Dr. Enno Bünz

Regionalwissenschaften (einschl. Ethnologie und Religionswissenschaft)
Vorsitzender: Professor Dr. Katja Werthmann

Kunstwissenschaften (einschl. Archäologie)
Vorsitzender: Professor Dr. Nadja Horsch

Klassische Antike. Geschichte und Literatur
Vorsitzende: Professor Dr. Charlotte Schubert


Stellvertretende Gleichstellungsbeauftragte


The students of our faculty are organised in several student councils, which represent subject groups or individual subjects. Student councils are the elected representatives of the student body.