The library can host conferences of up to 100 speakers. Most of the conferences in the library take the form of work-related discussions, which centre around intensive debates with up to 20 participants. A total of between 500 and 700 researchers take part in conferences at the HAB each year.



The library supports university teaching by giving lecturers and students the chance to work with its historical holdings and have access to the original sources. As many as 500 teachers and students take advantage of this opportunity annually.



At the regular colloquia in the library, scholarship holders, members of staff and external scholars present their research and projects, followed by a discussion on the topic. This allows researchers to benefit from the sheer diversity of the scholarly community in Wolfenbüttel.

All scholarly events are listed in the calendar.

Workshop talks: Projects – Hypotheses – Exhibitions – Books

In public workshop talks, members of staff give updates on ongoing research and in-depth cataloguing projects. The workshop talks take place once a month on Thursdays for around an hour from 2.15 pm on. Guests are most welcome!

Moderation: Prof. Ulrike Gleixner and Dr Hole Rößler.


Research colloquium: Ideas – Questions – Experiments  

The research colloquium provides an open, experimental framework that facilitates discussion among staff members about research options, tentative ideas, emerging problems and major research issues on the Middle Ages and early modern era. Scholarship holders and guests are most welcome to attend. Doctoral colleagues, in particular, will find this forum useful for discussing any questions they might have. After our discussion, the participants are welcome to conclude the evening by adjourning to a local bar for a drink.

The schedule for the programme is determined twice a year. The research colloquium takes place once a month on Wednesdays from 5 to around 6.30 pm in the seminar room of the Meißnerhaus. Moderation: Prof. Peter Burschel and Prof. Ulrike Gleixner.