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Turkey, which in turn is part of the DAI research cluster “Political Spaces.” The Pergamon re- searchers wish to gain “an overall picture of an an- cient city we know relatively little about.” One of the goals of the project is to create a 3D model of Pergamon to illustrate the spaces and images un- earthed by the findings in their original context. “This isn’t just a matter of creating an interactive display for museums it also has scientific value.” Von den Hoff is also supervising two disserta- tions within the context of the project. One is about the building history of the Gymnasium. The other is a study on euergetism, a Hellenistic social prac- tice in which affluent citizens donated money to finance buildings and works of art and were them- selves honored with statues in the Gymnasium. And the general public can also participate in the Freiburg Pergamon project: Von den Hoff and his students have organized an exhibition with objects from the Gymnasium on loan from Berlin “The statues served to remind the citizenry of their own history as a kind of memory repository for civil society” Pergamon in Freiburg The exhibition “Sculptures in Pergamon. ­Gymnasium, Sanctuary, Palace” was ­organized in cooperation with the Antiquities Collection of the State Museums of Berlin/ Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation. It is being held from 6 May to 31 July 2011 in the Herderbau, ­Tennenbacher Straße 4 (entrance on Habsburgerstraße). Opening Hours Tuesday–Friday: 2–6 p.m. Sunday: 11 a.m.–5 p.m. and by appointment. Admission is free. Ralf von den Hoff studied classical archaeol- ogy, ancient history, and prehistory and early history in Bonn and Munich. He wrote his dissertation on philosopher portraits of the early and high Hellenistic period, served as a visiting assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA, and earned his habilitation with a study on transformations in the public perception of Theseus in Athens in the 6th and 5th centurie. He has served as professor for classical archaeology at the University of Freiburg since 2006. His research interests include ancient sculptures and portraits as well as space and interior design in Hellenistic cities. Photo: Nielsen A pile of junk? Archaeologists are studying these fragments to gain insight into the daily lives of the citizens of Pergamon. 35uni'wissen 03