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

The role of culture in early expansions of humans

Coming from Africa, the species Homo spread in the last 2 million years in different waves of migration to Asia and Europe. While the habitat of the Australopithecines and early human forms were limited through natural conditions, cultural accomplishments in the course of incarnation permitted new paths of adapting to the environment. The project strives to reconstruct the spatiotemporal patterns...

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Leibniz-Edition

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646–1716) is said to be the last polymath. This is reflected by his diverse and mostly unpublished work. Until today, there is no complete edition which forced researchers to rely on deficient partial editions from the 19th century. The project aims at a complete edition of G. W. Leibniz’ writings and of his letters. The handwritten literary remains are to a large...

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Die frühbuddhistischen Handschriften aus Gandhāra. Religiöse Literatur an der Schnittstelle von Indien, Zentralasien und China

The research project “Die frühbuddhistischen Handschriften aus Gandhāra: religiöse Literatur an der Schnittstelle von Indien, Zentralasien und China” was established in 2012. On the basis of philological and historical methods, it provides new insight into the early history of Buddhism on its way to becoming a world religion. The project studies manuscripts found in the 1990s in northern Pakistan...

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PROPYLÄEN - Forschungsplattform zu Goethes Biographica. Briefwechsel, Tagebücher, Begegnungen und Gespräche. Chronologie. Quellen. Recherche. Fokus.

The PROPYLÄEN offer access to Goethe’s Biographica. The diaries, correspondence and testimonies of meetings and conversations will be presented digitally for the first time on a common platform in addition to the traditional book editions. There are two objectives of the project: Firstly, the continuation and conclusion of the historical-critical editions of Goethe’s diaries (GT) and letters (GB)...

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Edition der fränkischen Herrschererlasse

The decrees of the Frankish rulers are known as capitularies because of their subdivision into chapters (lat. capitula). They are amongst the most important sources for the history of the Frankish kingdoms. They are instructions similar to laws, ordinances or provisions, regulating political, military, ecclesiastical, social, economic and cultural matters. In almost all parts of the Franconian...

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Patristik: Dionysius Areopagita

The name of Dionysius the Areopagite refers to the Athenian, who according to Acts 17:34 was converted by St. Paul’s speech on the Areopagus and then followed him. The name was adopted by a prolific unknown author around 500 A.D., with a vast number of writings based on the tremendous influence of his synthesizing of neo-platonic philosophy and Christian theology. The manuscript tradition is a...

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Corpus der Quellen zur Geschichte der Juden im spätmittelalterlichen Reich

The project “Corpus der Quellen zur mittelalterlichen Geschichte der Juden im Reichsgebiet” is aimed to register all relevant temporal and spatially fixed sources of the history of the Jews in the region of the Roman-German empire for the period from 1273 to 1519 chronologically and to make it available online – depending on the edition – in the form of full texts or regesta. It...

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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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