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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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Deutsches Wörterbuch von Jacob Grimm und Wilhelm Grimm. Neubearbeitung

The German Dictionary is a historical dictionary of the meaning of the New High German language. It contains the common German vocabulary from the middle of the 15th century to the present in alphabetical order. It was planned and started by the brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, who are regarded as the founders of German studies. According to their imagination and model, the dictionary presents…

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Die Editio critica maior des griechischen Psalters

For more than hundred years the major critical edition of the Old Testament in Greek, the so-called Septuagint, is being prepared in Göttingen: From 1908 to 2015, the „Septuaginta-Unternehmen” was responsible for this edition, and since 2016, a research commission, called „Kommission zur Edition und Erforschung der Septuaginta”.

In 2020, a new long-term Academy project is established: „Die Editio…

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Digitale Gesamtedition und Übersetzung des koptisch-sahidischen Alten Testamentes

The Coptic-Sahidic Bible is one of the most important literary witnesses of Christianity in the eastern Mediterranean. The Coptic Old Testament, which essentially dates back to the 4th century, is one of the earliest and most extensive versions of the Greek Septuagint (LXX). The translation of the Bible into Coptic was source and inspiration for the entire Coptic-Christian literature of Egypt. In…

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Edition der naturwissenschaftlichen Schriften Lichtenbergs

The aim of the project is to produce a critical, annotated edition of the scientific writings of the Göttingen physicist and philosopher Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742 - 1799). Lichtenberg was one of the most respected experimental physicists of his time and was also active in many other scientific disciplines. His writings are highly significant testimonies and sources for the history of the…

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Enzyklopädie des Märchens

The Encyclopedia of Fairy Tales (EM) is a handbook on historical and comparative narrative research. It comprehensively presents the results of one and a half centuries of international research work in the field of folk narrative traditions in the past and present. The work focuses on the oral and literary narrative forms of Europe and the cultures influenced by Europe, but also endeavours to…

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Erschließung der Akten des kaiserlichen Reichshofrats

Over a period of three centuries - from the first half of the 16th century until 1806 - the imperial Aulic Council was one of the most important institutions of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation. As high court, supreme feudal house, administration institution of the imperial privileges and as political advisory body of the emperor the institution shaped the destiny of Central Europe in…

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Frühneuhochdeutsches Wörterbuch

In 13 volumes, the Early New High German dictionary provides a lexicographic description of the Early New High German, i.e. the High German vocabulary from the middle of the 14th to the middle of the 17th century. This is a historical dictionary of language stages, which was conceived in the 1980s by Oskar Reichmann and has already been published in half.

Since the 1st January 2013, it has been…

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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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Germania Sacra. Die Kirche des Alten Reiches und ihre Institutionen

The task of the project “Germania Sacra” is to gain access and to publish the diverse and comprehensive written sources, which give evidence of the history of the Church of the Holy Roman Empire and its institutions. For this purpose, the source material of archives and libraries is published in the form of reference books. The reference books provide an extensive description of the dioceses,…

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Jahrhundertwende: Literatur, Künste, Wissenschaften

The project aims to investigate and document the contacts and transfers between the literatures among themselves and between the literatures and other cultural fields, mediated by institutions (associations, publishers, journals, etc.) and individuals for the period from 1885 to 1913 and in the geographical region of Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Russia, Poland, Scandinavia and England. Based…

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Johann Friedrich Blumenbach - Online

The project “Johann Friedrich Blumenbach –Online” (www.blumenbach-online.de) aims at making the rise of German science within the European context visible, and at supplying a missing part in accessible primary source material on the cultural history of the time: the publications of Johann Friedrich Blumenbach. This is particularly significant with regard to an essential aspect of this period: the…

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Katalogisierung der Orientalischen Handschriften in Deutschland

The project “Katalogisierung der Orientalischen Handschriften in Deutschland (KOHD)” is a research project of the Academy of Sciences in Göttingen. It is funded in the context of the Academies’ Programme by the Joint Science Conference by means of the federal union and the federal states. The creation of a Union Catalogue of Oriental Manuscripts in German Collections was suggested in 1957 by…

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Mittelhochdeutsches Wörterbuch

The “Mittelhochdeutsche Wörterbuch (MWB)” was funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) from 1994 until 1999. In 2000 the project was taken over by the Academies of Mainz and Göttingen. The research is carried out in three office sites: in Göttingen (since 1994), Trier (since 1994), and Mainz (since 2011). The project's aim is to cover Middle High German vocabulary from the period of 1050 to…

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Neue Bach-Ausgabe

The aim of the project is a historical-critical new edition of all works by Johann Sebastian Bach. This will replace the old Bach-Gesamtausgabe from 1851-1900. The latter had proved to be in urgent need of revision, especially in its source-critical part, but also in its arbitrary selection of certain versions.

The New Bach Edition (NBA) is an urtext edition; it is intended to provide scholars…

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Papsturkunden des frühen und hohen Mittelalters

In the course of the Middle Ages, papal deeds developed into an important medium of communication and are therefore of particular historical interest. Scientists from all over the world have been working with these writings for more than 100 years. The research is made possible by a project of the Göttingen Academy, which began in 1896 and has been supported by the Pius Foundation since 1931.…

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