e-platform for the Faculty of Humanities



Welcome to AGORA


21. November 2020

With the help of personal workspaces you can individually supervise students and, for example, organize the collection of seminar and study materials. You can find more information by following the tutorial in our help section.

21. November 2020

We currently offer the teaching staff of our faculty these office hours digitally via Zoom:

  •     Tuesdays from 11:30h to 12:30h
  •     Thursdays from 13:30h to 14:30h
1. November 2020

Back up processes are performed on a daily basis between 5:00 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. in the RRZ. During this period, the platform's availability may be limited. In addition, technical maintenance is performed monthly. The RRZ informes accordingly on its website and furthermore points to the fact that, in case of urgent security matters, maintenance can be anounced and performed beyond this schedule.


AGORA took its name from the central square in ancient Greek cities. The integrated e-learning and e-science-platform has a strong focus on the special needs of Humanities computing and collaboration.

More about the concept and functionality


ERASMUS students

You are studying at Universität Hamburg through ERASMUS this semester and need access to the Humanities faculty's platform AGORA? Please use your Uni Hamburg ID to log in and to find the workspaces you need during your stay at Universität Hamburg. If you encounter any problems, email us at

Tip of the month

September 2022

Use document cameras for teaching

A document camera can be used as a diversified supplement for presenting and working together in digital, hybrid and present-based teaching. Among the possible uses are:

  • detailed projections of special objects or texts
  • demonstration of tasks and methods
  • own media production
  • handwritten documentation, e.g. of seminar content.

Document cameras have a stand with which they can be easily fixed over manuscripts, books, objects, etc. in order to record them or show them in video conferences, for example. High image quality is achieved, so that even details can be visible.

With the handout we have created, we would like to outline some didactic use scenarios of document cameras as well as introduce the operation of the camera in the different environments. You can find these under methods and instructions on our website.

Please note that the handout is only available in German at this time. For support in English, do not hesitate to contact us directly. You can find our contact details on our website, or email us directly at

Your eLearning office at the Faculty of Humanities offers the V4K device from IPEVO for loan in the hardware portal. Feel free to contact us for advice on specific usage scenarios or questions.

Contact and support

Office Hours:

Find up-to-date information on our office hours here.

Email Address:

Postal Address:

AGORA- und eBüro-Team
Universität Hamburg
c/o Institut für Germanistik
Überseering 35, R. 07036
Postfach #15
22297 Hamburg