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

Inscriptiones Graecae

The task of the project “Inscriptiones Graecae” is the critical edition of all known ancient Greek inscriptions, divided into regions and landscapes. This plan was modified in 1903. Since then, the edition has been limited to the inscriptions of the Greek mainland and the Aegean islands, which are indispensable sources of documentation for the study of ancient Greece. The epigraphic material...

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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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Edition, Übersetzung und Kommentierung der Kleinen und fragmentarischen Historiker der Spätantike

Most of the sources that we have on the history of the late antiquity are lost and can at best be recovered in extracts through the reference from subsequent authors, who sometimes lived half a millennium later. The late antiquity is of great importance for the political and cultural development of Europe that cannot be overestimated: within this epoch highly dramatic events occured that one can...

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Kommentierung der Fragmente der griechischen Komödie

This project is an important contribution to Greek philology and closes to some extent a gap in understanding literature of the ancient world which contributes to the history of education as well. Large parts of Greek literature are preserved as fragments rather than complete texts, especially from archaic, classical and Hellenic times. This is true not only for the Pre-Socratic and Hellenic...

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Gelehrte Journale und Zeitungen als Netzwerke des Wissens im Zeitalter der Aufklärung

The aim of the project “Gelehrte Journale und Zeitungen als Netzwerke des Wissens im Zeitalter der Aufklärung”, running since 2011, consists in indexing the major representatives of interdisciplinary polyhistoric German-language periodicals and making them accessible as digital copies. The long-term research project of the Göttingen Academy of Sciences, carried out in Göttingen, Leipzig and...

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Schumann-Gesamtausgabe

The “Neue Robert-Schumann-Gesamtausgabe (RSA)” considers itself as historical-critical complete edition. In doing so it wants to be embedded in the historical facticity of the authentic sources. The principle is text production faithful to the sources. In accordance with the state of the art musicological editorial-technology, all compositions are carefully processed and presented as a whole....

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Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Althochdeutschen

The “Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Althochdeutschen (EWA)” covers the entire vocabulary of Old High German from about 750 to 1150 CE. The vocabulary of Old High German is the richest among the Early Germanic languages, because it reflects almost all areas of social life. The EWA fills a serious gap in the corpus of academic resources for German and Indo-European Linguistics by developing a...

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Altokzitanisches Wörterbuch. Dictionnaire de l’occitan médiéval

In the Middle Ages, Old Occitan (formerly “Old Provençal”) was a literary and cultural language, the influence of which extended far beyond the frontiers of Southern France. It was also the language of the troubadours, whose songs had a decisive impact on the love poetry of the European literatures during the Middle Ages. The only comprehensive portrayal of the Old Occitan vocabulary to...

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