Welcome to AGATE

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

Wörterbuch der russischen Sprache der Gegenwart

Angesichts veralteter russisch-deutscher Standardwerke, für die hier wie in Russland in absehbarer Zeit kein Ersatz vorliegen wird, sowie des normativen Charakters bisheriger zweisprachiger Wörterbücher des Russischen stellt das Russisch-deutsche Wörterbuch ein Desiderat von großer kulturpolitischer Bedeutung dar. Aufgabe ist die Erstellung eines vollständigen Wörterbuches auf neuer und...

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Kulte im Kult

The research project “Kulte im Kult” aims to analyse a specific type of Greek sanctuaries on two levels. These so called extraurban sanctuaries, that are situated outside the ancient cities, normally consist of a main sanctuary and additional smaller cult areas. On the one hand, it is aimed to reconstruct and analyse the sacral structures of these sanctuaries and their functions in the project. On...

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Bibliotheca Arabica. Neue Geschichte der arabischen Literatur

With its scope and diverse subject matter, Arabic literature is one of the richest in the world. Beginning in the 7th century CE, it blossomed within a civilization characterized by a vast network of cultural traditions and ties that were shaped by Islam. Like the Akkadian and Chinese literatures, Arabic literature is an ancient and erudite archive of knowledge. Until well into the 19th century,...

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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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Edition literarischer Keilschrifttexte aus Assur

For about 3,500 years (34th century BC - 1st century CE) cuneiform writing has served as documentation, preservation, and dissemination of knowledge content. The high cultural and political performance of the Middle Eastern empires was closely linked to the development and use of this medium. Characteristic for the Ancient Oriental cultures is therefore not least the extraordinary richness of...

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Grammatiken, Korpora und Sprachtechnologie für indigene nordeurasische Sprachen

The aim of the research project “Grammatiken, Korpora und Sprachtechnologie für indigene nordeurasische Sprachen” is the documentation of endangered languages. The north Eurasian area is of great interest for linguists from all over the world. The diversity of the indigenous languages encountered in this area like Ket, Selkup and their dialects is seriously threatened, as they are only spoken...

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Mittellateinisches Wörterbuch

The Mittellateinisches Wörterbuch is a joint project of the German Academies of Sciences, the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences. It is the most comprehensive of several national dictionaries that (following the plan of the Union Académique Internationale) will together form an extensive dictionary of medieval Latin. The Mittellateinisches...

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Wörterbuch des Altuigurischen

The meaning of Old Uyghur or Old Turkish is comparable to Latin in the Romanic languages. However, a state-of-the-art dictionary of this language does not yet exist. But since January 1, 2017, a research project under the supervision of the Göttingen Academy of Sciences has begun to create a dictionary of Old-Uigurian /Old-Turkish. The Turkish people of today’s Uyghurs are not in a position to...

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