Orchids only?

Orchids Only? – Rare Discipline Weeks at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena

Orchids are considered extraordinary and fastidious plants which are admired in many respects and collected by connoiseurs. Some specimens are under conservation due to their rareness. "Orchid Discipline" is the colloquial term for a rather uncommon, extraordinary discipline and therefore worth protecting. Official terminology lists these disciplines as "Rare Disciplines".
Orchids only?
Image: K. Winter
Zum Abschluss ziehen wir Bilanz und tauschen uns aus!
Rare Disciplines – Strong together!
On 4 Feb 2020 we draw up an interim balance: Rare Disciplines and the University's Administration report on their experiences and face the moderation's as well the the audience's questions: What do Rare Disciplines achieve today? Which paths should be taken? What's their future?

Rare Discipline Weeks in the Winter Semester 2019/2020

The following Rare Disciplines contribute to the Rare Discipline Weeks

from 4th November 2019 to 29th February 2020

(those marked with an * have at least one affiliated collection):

  • Ancient Oriental Studies*
  • Caucasian Studies
  • Classical Archaeology*
  • Classical History
  • Eastern European History
  • European Ethnology/Cultural Anthropology
  • Film Studies
  • Greek Philology*
  • Indo-European Studies
  • Latin Philology
  • Latin Philology of the Middle Ages and Modern Times
  • Oriental Studies (Arabistics, Islamic Studies & Semitistic Studies*)
  • Pre- and Early Historic Archaeology*
  • Slavistics
  • Southeastern European Studies with Romanian Studies
  • Speech Science and Phonetics

Rare Disciplines – Abundant Programme

During the Rare Discipline Weekpdf, 5 mb · des(4 Nov 2019 – 29 Feb 2020) the Arts Faculty of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena offers a varied potpourri of formats that address different groups of audience. Apart from the vast number of Rare Disciplines at the Arts Faculty, more than nine considerable scientific collections are affiliated to them. This speciality leads to the involvement of an exhibition format so that the variety can be experienced visually as well.

To the programme

The following formats are offered (Clicking on the link provides information on the format itself as well as on the related events):

Acts/Performances/Cinema Shows
Evening Lectures
Exhibitions/Guided Tours
School Projects
Theme Days


Casha Ipach, Coordinator