recensio.antiquitatis aggregates reviews from the field of classical studies in Propylaeum.

Through recensio.antiquitatis …

  • editors can improve the visibility and findability of their classical journals,
  • classical scholars can publish their reviews free of charge online, and
  • researchers can search the full text of – both print and online – reviews of art historical literature in one database.

All reviews on recensio.antiquitatis receive citable DOIs (Digital Object Identifiers) and are complemented with metadata on the reviewed text. The open access platform also aims at making reviews more easily accessible through national and international databases.

recensio.antiquitatis is part of Propylaeum and is managed by the Bavarian State Library and Heidelberg University Library. The concept and the software for the review platform have been developed by the Bavarian State Library (BSB), the University of Cologne and the Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG) Mainz for –review platform for European history and has been adapted for Propylaeum.
If you are an editor of a classical journal and want to make your reviews more easily accessible, or if you want to publish your reviews online, then contact us.


The platform will be published online shortly.