Géza Alföldy#


Géza Alföldy
Sadly, this member passed away.
Email:geza.alfoldy 'at' urz.uni-heidelberg.de
Membership Number:1070
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY
Section:CLASSICS & ORIENTAL STUDIES
Username:galfoldy
Elected:1991


Géza Alföldy passed away November 6, 2011.

Positions held
  • 2002 - 2005 substitute professor
  • 2002 professor emeritus
  • 1975 Professor for Ancient History, University of Heidelberg
  • 1970-1975 Professor of Ancient History, Ruhr University Bochum
  • 1970 Professor, University of Bonn
  • 1968-1970 University lecturer, University of Bonn
  • 1966 habilitation at the University of Bonn
  • 1965-1968 employee at the Bonn Rhenanian State Museum
  • 1960-1965 assistant professor, Institute for Ancient History, University of Budapest
  • 1957-1960 employment at the Budapest City Museum

Fields of Scholarship
  • History and epigraphy of the Roman Empire
  • Roman social, military and administrative history
  • History of the Roman provinces
  • Historiography of the Roman imperial era and late antiquity
  • Roman prosopography


Honours and Awards

  • 1988 Doctor honoris causa, Autonomous University of Barcelona
  • 1992 Doctor honoris causa, University of Pécs
  • 1992 Doctor et professor honoris causa, Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest
  • 1996 Doctor honoris causa, University of Lyon III
  • 2002 Doctor honoris causa, University of Bologna
  • 2004 Doctor honoris causa, Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca
  • 2005 Doctor honoris causa, University of Debrecen
  • 2008 Doctor honoris causa, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona
  • Hungarian Archaeology and Art History Society, Kuzsinszky Medal, 1965 (the medal could not be awarded at that time because of Alföldy's emigration out of Hungary; it was awarded in 1992)
  • Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, 1986
  • Medal of the University Central of Barcelona, Faculty of Philosophy and Letters of Tarragona, 1988
  • Max Planck Research Prize of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the Max Planck Society (obtained together with Silvio Panciera, University of Rome, 1992
  • Institut d'Estudis Catalans (Barcelona), Premi Internacional Catalònia de 1997, 1997
  • Centro Segoviano, Premios "Tierra de Segovia: sus hijos y sus obras": Premio Andrés Laguna, 1997
  • Commemorative insignia of Rome, 1997
  • Commemorative insignia of the President of the Hungarian Republic "Nagy Imre" for "prominent work in support of the spirit of the Revolution of 1956", 1997
  • Medal of the University of A Coruña – Ferrol, 1998
  • Medal of the University of La Rioja, Logroño, 2000
  • Medal of the University of Valladolid, 2000
  • Creu de San Jordi (Cross of Saint George) of the Catalonian government, 2001
  • Verdienstkreuz (Federal Cross of Merit) of the 1st class of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, 2002
  • University Medal of the University of Heidelberg, 2006 (for his commitment to international exchange)


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