The summer school is being organized by two music archaeologists, Dr. Arnd Adje Both and Jana Kubatzki. Presentations will be given by highly recognized experts from Germany and abroad. Both German and English will be used at the conference. The first summer school in music archaeology took place in 2014 and was attended by scholars and numerous other interested parties including teachers and high school students.
In 2011 the Berliner Antike-Kolleg was set up by the Excellence Cluster Topoi. Like Topoi, it is supported by all the institutions in Berlin that deal with the ancient world. They include Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Science and Humanities, the German Archaeological Institute, the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, and the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation. The Antike-Kolleg has an international research center, a graduate school for training doctoral candidates in classical studies, and work space for digital resources. Since January 2015, the Berliner Antike-Kolleg has been receiving funding from the Einstein Foundation Berlin for establishing a research center for classical studies.