Wolfgang Schiering

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Wolfgang Schiering (born October 2, 1926 in Würzburg , † December 30, 2005 in Heidelberg ) was a German classical archaeologist .


Wolfgang Schiering studied at the University of Würzburg , the University of Freiburg im Breisgau , the University of Munich and the University of Tübingen . In Tübingen he was in 1952 Bernhard Schweitzer with the work orientalizing ceramics workshops Rhodes doctorate .

Schiering took part in excavations in Olympia , Athens ( Kerameikos ) and Miletus . First he worked for the State Collection of Antiquities in Munich. In 1962 Schiering completed his habilitation at the University of Würzburg and was appointed private lecturer there until he went to the Georg-August University in Göttingen in 1964 , initially as a private lecturer or university lecturer, from 1968 as an adjunct professor. In 1972 Schiering moved to the University of Mannheim as a scientific advisor , where he was a full professor from 1981 until his retirement . There he campaigned for the revival of the Antikensaal in the form of the Antikensaal gallery in the palace .

One focus of Schiering's work was the study of Minoan ceramics. For this purpose, he not only wrote his own work, but also supervised two dissertations (including that of Wolf-Dietrich Niemeier ). Other focal points of research were Greek ceramics and the excavations in Olympia, especially the finds from the Phidias workshop . The specialist history of archeology was also close to Schiering's heart, so he wrote an article on this in the handbook of archeology .

Schiering was a full member of the German Archaeological Institute and a corresponding member of the Austrian Archaeological Institute .

Fonts (selection)

  • Orientalizing ceramics workshops in Rhodes (1956)
  • with Alfred Mallwitz : The workshop of Pheidias in Olympia 1 (= Olympic research 5). de Gruyter, Berlin 1964.
  • On the history of archeology , in: Handbuch der Archäologie I (1969)
  • Finds in Crete (1976)
  • The workshop of Pheidias in Olympia 2 . (= Olympic Research 18). de Gruyter, Berlin 1991


  • Jörg Schäfer : Laudation for Wolfgang Schiering . In: Reinhard Stupperich (Ed.): Lebendige Antike. Colloquium for Wolfgang Schiering . (= Mannheim Historical Research Volume 6). Mannheim 1995, pp. 9-11.
  • Jörg Schäfer: Obituary for Wolfgang Schiering, o. Prof. iR for classical archeology at the University of Mannheim, October 2, 1926 (Würzburg) - December 30, 2005 (Heidelberg) . In: Thetis 11/12, 2005, pp. 5-6.
  • Wolf-Dietrich Niemeier : For the beauty in Greek art. On the death of the archaeologist Wolfgang Schiering . In: Antike Welt 37,2 (2006), pp. 96–97.
  • Kürschner's German Scholars Calendar 2003 . Saur, Munich 2003, vol. 2, p. 2887.

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