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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

Marx-Engels-Gesamtausgabe. Fertigstellung in neukonzipierter Form

The Marx-Engels-Gesamtausgabe (MEGA) is the historical-critical edition of all publications, manuscripts, and drafts as well as the correspondence of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. For the first time, work and legacy are documented here in their entirety and in authentic form, such as manuscripts on “German ideology” and “capital”. Furthermore, previously unknown journalistic contributions by...

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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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Averroes Latinus-Edition

Within the framework of the project, the works of Averroes (1126 - 1198) translated into Latin are to be critically edited. Averroes is Ibn Ruschd, an Arabic-speaking Hispanic Muslim who studied and edited the scientific literature of his time available to him. In particular, his commentaries on Aristotle were translated from Arabic into Latin (later also into Hebrew) from the first half of the...

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Moritz Schlick - Gesamtausgabe. Nachlass und Korrespondenz

Moritz Schlick ist eine der prägenden Gestalten der Philosophie des 20. Jahrhunderts. Als Vertreter der wissenschaftlichen Philosophie und Begründer des „Wiener Kreises“ des logischen Empirismus gab er entscheidende Impulse für die moderne Sprachphilosophie und Wissenschaftstheorie. Ziel des Langzeitvorhabens der Akademie ist es, den wissenschaftlichen Nachlass sowie die Korrespondenz Moritz...

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Melanchthon-Briefwechsel

The research unit’s task and goal is the critical and commented complete edition of Philipp Melanchthon’s correspondence, which comprises about 9,750 pieces. This edition is one of the fundamental source catalogues for exploring the German and European history of the early modern period. It presents Melanchthon’s extensive correspondence for the first time in a philologically critical and precise...

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Edition des Briefwechsels von Johann Christoph Gottsched

The project “Edition of the Exchange of Letters by Johann Christoph Gottsched” started its work in 2000 and aims to record and publish all the letters handed down from and to Gottsched (approx. 6,000 letters, full text edition in chronological order). The letters to and from Gottsched’s wife Luise Adelgunde Victorie are also taken into account.  Gottsched’s correspondence is one of the most...

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Deutsche Inschriften des Mittelalters

Medieval and early modern inscriptions crafted before 1650, in Latin and German language, situated in German-speaking areas are at the heart of this project. Inscriptions are significant and unique historical sources because they are often preserved in an authentic state and in their original setting. For the premodern era, script which was affixed to stone, wood, metal, glass as well as textiles...

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Richard Wagner Schriften. Historisch-kritische Gesamtausgabe

During his lifetime, Richard Wagner (1813-1883) was not only productive as a composer. He also worked literary as an author of dramatic text for his own musictheatrical oevre on the one side and, on the other side, journalistically as “commentator” of his own musical creative work as well as of the events in art, history, philosophy, religion, politics, and society at that time. The oevre - in...

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