"TU Ilmenau Bürgercampus"

Our next lecture

Friday, June 14, 2024, 3:00 pm, Faraday lecture hall (Weimarer Straße 32)Prof. em. Dr. Karl HeinemeyerUniversity of Erfurt


The Wolfram Chandelier in Erfurt Cathedral. News about a work of art from the 12th century

Erfurt Cathedral has a life-size bronze candelabra figure, which is generally referred to as "Wolfram" after the name in its belt inscription. It is dated to the later 12th century and has long been the subject of research, including the questions of who it is supposed to represent and where it was made. A few years ago, the surprising hypothesis was put forward that it was originally an Aaron figure in the Erfurt synagogue and only came to St. Mary's Cathedral after the pogrom of 1349. This assumption has triggered new, far-reaching investigations into the "Wolfram" from various sides. Their results will be presented, as well as the questions that remain unanswered about this unique piece of the Mariendom.

Prof. Dr. Karl Heinemeyer has taught since 1992 as a professor specializing in medieval history and regional history at theUniversity of Education Erfurt/Mühlhausenand from 2001 at theUniversity of Erfurt, even after his retirement in 2005.

Current notes


Excursion to the Nebra Sky Disk and the Fürstenhügel of Leubingen on 28.05.2024. Information on the procedure and registration can be found here.

Pre-registration for participation in the events, except for special events and excursions, is not required.

For further information, please contact us by e-mail atbuergercampus@tu-ilmenau.de or by telephone on 03677 69-4675 .

Further information can be found in the program booklet.

Spring semester 2024

The program for the spring semester 2024 can be found here:

>Program of the spring semester 2024<

For further information, please contact us at the e-mail address buergercampus@tu-ilmenau.de

Preview of the fall semester 2024

The events take place in the rooms of the Georg-Schmidt-Technikum of the University of Ilmenau, Weimarer Straße, on Fridays at 15:00 (see General Information - Location map of the TU Ilmenau).

The following dates are planned for the fall semester 2024

06.09./ 13.09./ 27.09./ 11.10./ 18.10./ 25.10./ 08.11./ 15.11./ 22.11./ 29.11./ 06.12./ 13.12.2024


Review of previous semesters

"Will drones fall on our heads in the future?", "Artificial intelligence - public perception and risk communication" or "The digitalization wave in medical care: Claim and Reality": The range of content covered by the TU Ilmenau Citizens' Campus is diverse and includes socio-political and cultural-political topics, natural sciences and humanities, technical, economic, medical, historical and cultural topics.

In the review of previous semesters you will find an overview of the events and topics of the past years.

Review of previous semesters

General information

Founded in 2006, the Senior Citizens' Academy at the Ilmenau University of Technology, now the TU Ilmenau Citizens' Campus, is an open continuing education program for all interested persons from Ilmenau and the surrounding area.

General information on participation in the TU Ilmenau Citizens' Campus

Responsible for the program and organization of the TU Ilmenau Bürgercampus is the Universitätsgesellschaft Ilmenau - Freunde, Förderer, Alumni e.V. in cooperation with the Ilmenau University of Technology.