Alföldys's main fields of research are:
- History and epigraphy of the Roman Empire
- Roman social, military and administrative history
- History of the Roman provinces
- Historiography of the Roman imperial era and late antiquity
- Roman prosopography
In the 1990s, Alföldy also concerned himself with the modern history of his native Hungary.
Within the scope of his epigraphical studies, Gezá Alföldy visited many countries (Albania, Algeria, Austria, Britain, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Jordan, Libya, Portugal, Spain, Syria, Turkey, Tunisia, and Yugoslavia) in order to research original ancient inscriptions.
Furthermore, Alföldy was a guest professor at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton (1972/73), in Rome from 1986 and 2003, in Paris (1991), and Pécs (still in 1993) in Poznań (1992), in Budapest (1993), and also in Barcelona in 1997 and 1998.
Additionally he kept delivering diverse academic lectures within and outside Germany and supervised scores of new academics during their promotion or habilitation phases (more than one dozen alone since 1992).
Alföldy also became co-editor of scores of international academic journals and periodicals, his name was especially associated with the Heidelberger Althistorische Beiträge und Epigraphische Studien (HABES), which he edits alone since 1986. Alföldy is corresponding member or honorary member of multiple academic societies and academies and also a respected member of the Heidelberg Academy since 1978.
Apart from organizations like the Heidelberg Academy, Alföldy also worked at many other German research institutes: the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and the German Archaeological Institute, as well as at Italian, French, and Spanish facilities for research of classical antiquity.
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