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Altägyptisches Wörterbuch

The aim of the Academic Project "Altägyptisches Wörterbuch" is to create a lexical database containing a corpus of Egyptian texts from the Pharaonic period. This lexical database will provide a new research tool for Egyptology, enabling Egyptian texts to be made available in electronic form and allowing navigation and combined searches in the database, and will provide an overview of a constantly…

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Bibliotheca Arabica. Towards a New History of Arabic Literature

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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Biotische Struktur von Stauseen

The biotic structure of a water body, together with its physicochemical and hydrological properties, forms the most important basis for the assessment of its mass balance and the recording of environmental changes. The project focuses on the causal analysis of dominant processes and the long-term development of material flows and biological structures in reservoir ecosystems.

Reservoirs are…

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Briefe und Akten zur Kirchenpolitik Friedrichs des Weisen und Johanns des Beständigen 1513 bis 1532. Reformation im Kontext frühneuzeitlicher Staatswerdung

The brothers, Frederick and John of Saxony, were key figures in the early history of the Reformation. Frederick the Wise holds an established place in historiography as the founder of the University of Wittenberg and as Luther’s protector. His younger brother John the Constant is virtually unknown in comparison, although he was decisively influential in promoting the Evangelical cause at the…

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Codex diplomaticus Saxoniae

The “Codex diplomaticus Saxoniae” (CDS) is the authoritative edition of the medieval documents of the margraves of Meissen, electors of Saxony and landgraves of Thuringia, the documents of the cities and religious institutions of Saxony as well as the papal documents handed down in Saxony. This wide-ranging collection of documents now comprises more than 30 volumes with a total of over 11,000…

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Das Sächsisch-Magdeburgische Recht als kulturelles Bindeglied zwischen den Rechtsordnungen Ost- und Mitteleuropas

In addition to Roman and canonical law, the Sachsenspiegel (reported in the Eastern Harz foreland between 1220 and 1235) and the famous town charter of Magdeburg (developed in the town of Magdeburg and decisively shaped by the spellings of the local court chair between the 13th and 15th centuries) form the common foundations of Central and Eastern European legal systems. Simultaneously with the…

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Deutsch-Slawische Forschungen zur Namenskunde und Siedlungsgeschichte

The work on the proper names (mainly place, field and family names) of Saxony and neighbouring areas began in the early 1950s under the direction of Rudolf Fischer and Theodor Frings, who also founded the book series "Deutsch-Slawische Forschungen zur Namenskunde und Siedlungsgeschichte". So far, the most important result of the editing of the extensive name material are the 38 volumes of the…

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Deutsche Inschriften des Mittelalters und der Frühen Neuzeit

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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Deutsche Wortfeldetymologie. Der Mensch in Natur und Kultur

While other European cultural nations have comprehensive etymological dictionaries, German, one of the world’s most common languages in quantitative terms, lacks a large scientific etymological dictionary. For this reason, the “German etymology of semantic fields in a European Context (DWEE)” wants to close this gap on the one hand: This applies particularly to words that have only appeared since…

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Die deutsche Akademie des 17. Jahrhunderts: Fruchtbringende Gesellschaft. Kritische Edition der Briefe und Beilagen der Fruchtbringenden Gesellschaft (1617-1680)

The research and edition project on the Fruitbearing Society (1617-1680; 890 members) is dedicated to an organisation that, as a comprehensive German Academy of the 17th century, was linked to a variety of linguistic, literary, scholarly, and (educational) political ambitions. Their work is inherent in national and European perspectives, which remained productive until the Enlightenment.

The…

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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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Edition der Briefe Robert und Clara Schumanns mit Freunden und Künstlerkollegen

Robert and Clara Schumann: The great pair of musicians of German romanticism has left a lasting impression on the cultural history of the 19th century. The contacts to almost all the important musicians of the time, but also to poets and painters, to publishers, to friends, and family members are reflected in an extensive correspondence, about which Robert Schumann kept meticulous books. As a…

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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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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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Europäische Traditionen – Enzyklopädie jüdischer Kulturen

The aim of the project of the Saxon Academy of Sciences “Europäische Traditionen - Enzyklopädie jüdischer Kulturen” is the development and conceptual penetration of Jewish life worlds in Europe from the early modern period to the middle of the 20th century. It is based on the “Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture”. Completed in 2017, the work, which contains around 800 articles in seven…

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Forschungsportal BACH. Innovative Dokumentation der Lebens- und Wirkungsgeschichte der Musikerfamilie Bach von den Anfängen bis 1810. Feldforschung - Online-Edition - Digitales Archiv

Over a period of 25 years, the „BACH Research Portal“ will for the first time index all the available archive sources on the entire Bach family of musicians in digital form and make them publicly accessible. This will be done using the latest digital humanities methods. This project of the Saxon Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Leipzig is based at the Leipzig Bach Archive.

From the family’s…

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Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi: Briefwechsel. Text – Kommentar – Wörterbuch

The exchange of letters between the philosopher, poet, writer and economic reformer Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi (1743–1819) has a unique significance for the understanding of the era of Classical German Philosophy – both because of its philosophical orientation, which reflects the discourse of the era in its entire breadth and diversity, and also because of the circle of pen pals. Jacobi’s…

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Geschichte der Naturwissenschaften und der Mathematik

The project is supervised by the Commission "Wissenschaftsgeschichte (Naturwissenschaften/ Mathematik/ Technik)". The aim of the project is to develop historical statements about the chronological and disciplinary structures in mathematics and physics as well as to summarize the results of work from biographical and bibliographical aspects. Furthermore, an electronic database on the history of the…

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Historischer Atlas von Sachsen

The Saxon Academy of Sciences in Leipzig took over the project initiated by the Saxon Commission for History in 1896 with the establishment of a office site in 1992. The "Atlas zur Geschichte und Landeskunde von Sachsen" is being produced in cooperation between the Academy, the Saxony State Surveying Office and the Dresden University of Applied Sciences (FH).

The atlas will be designed in terms…

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