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The fundamental research of the European Academies of Sciences and Humanities significantly contributes to the study and preservation of Europe’s cultural heritage. AGATE pursues the long-term goal of a pan-European digital platform that improves the visibility and findability of the academies’ SSH research and promotes international cooperation. In the initial phase, all running projects funded in the German Academies' Programme between 1979 and today are included in AGATE’s database. The Academies’ Programme is the joint research programme of the German Academies, which is equally funded by the federal government and the federal states. It is coordinated by the Union of the German Academies, the umbrella organisation of eight German Academies of Sciences and Humanities.

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Featured Projects

Siedlungen der Bronzezeit. Archäologische und paläoökologische Untersuchungen älterbronzezeitlicher Siedlungen in Norddeutschland

The older section of the North European Bronze Age Cultures (approx. the 2nd millennium BC) is in large parts only represented by graves and deposits- settlements are insufficiently tapped. This applies especially to the southern zone (Schleswig-Holstein as well as parts of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Lower Saxony), in which only a few ground plans of houses have been uncovered yet. Primary...

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Edition der Briefe Philipp Jakob Speners (1635–1705) vor allem aus der Berliner Zeit (1691–1705)

The letters of Philipp Jakob Spener (1635-1705), the founder of Lutheran Pietism, are not only first-rate sources for research on the beginnings of Pietism, the most important renewal movement of Protestantism since the Reformation, but also for the church and cultural history of the early modern period. Some of them are handwritten records and can be found in archives and libraries far beyond...

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Entwicklung eines korpusbasierten elektronischen Wörterbuchs Deutsche Gebärdensprache (DGS) – Deutsch

The project “DGS-Korpus” aimis at the systematic registration and documentation of the German sign language in its lively diversity and the creation of an electronic dictionary based on the corpus data. The dictionary will be an important reference book for everyone who will use the German sign language as a tool for communication and additionally for DGS-learners and linguists. Exceeding the...

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Germania Sacra. Die Kirche des Alten Reiches und ihre Institutionen

The task of the project “Germania Sacra” is the indexing and publishing of the diverse and comprehensive tradition of the history of the Church of the Old Empire and its institutions. For this purpose, the source material of archives and libraries is published in the form of manuals. The manuals provide an extensive description of the dioceses, cathedral chapters, secular foundations and...

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Kommentierung und Gesamtedition der Werke von Karl Jaspers sowie Edition der Briefe und des Nachlasses in Auswahl

Karl Jaspers (1883-1969) is one of the most important German speaking philosophers of the 20th Century. He graduated in medicine, habilitated in psychology, and was, until his dismissal through the NS-Regime in 1937, tenured professor in Heidelberg. In 1948, Jaspers accepted the professorship at the university of Basel, where he taught until his retirement in 1961. “Wahrheit ist, was uns...

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Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum

The Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum contains the Latin inscriptions from the entire space of the former Roman Empire in a geographical and systematic order; since its foundation by Theodor Mommsen, it has been the authoritative documentation of the epigraphic heritage of Roman antiquity. Today, the Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum has about 180,000 inscriptions and supplementary volumes with plates...

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Frühneuzeitliche Ärztebriefe des deutschsprachigen Raums (1500-1700)

This project undertakes a systematic survey of the tens of thousands of letters written by and addressed to learned physicians in the German-speaking area between 1500 and 1700, which have come down to us in numerous libraries and archives in Germany and abroad. These letters, many of which have gone unnoticed so far in historical scholarship, are valuable sources for the study of a wide range of...

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Arthur Schnitzler: Digitale historisch-kritische Edition. Werke 1905–1931

The binational research project “Arthur Schnitzler digital. Digitale historisch-kritische Edition (Werke 1905 bis 1931)” is carried out by scientists of the Bergische University Wuppertal, the University of Cambridge, the University College London, and the University of Bristol in cooperation with the Cambridge University Library, the German literary archive Marbach, and the Trier Centre for...

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