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 Munich, cooperates with the State and University Library of Lower Saxony in Göttingen, the University Library in Leipzig, and the Bavarian State Library in Munich. Eventually, in 2025, the database will provide access to 323 periodicals (ca. 2,775 volumes and ca. 1,260,000 pages).

Considering the time period, 1688 till 1815, the database will cover the entire spectrum of scholarly journals and newspapers of the Age of Enlightenment. The data provide information on reviews and announcements of books, on reports about scientific discoveries and projects, and on news from scholars and scholarly institutions. As the data originate from three different academy projects, the records provide different levels of detail and user comfort.


  • Dr. Claudia Fabian (Office Site Leader)
  • Dr. Christian Fieseler (Project Leader)
  • Prof. Dr. Ulrich Johannes Schneider (Office Site Leader)
  • Prof. Dr. Wolfram Horstmann (Project Commission)
  • Dr. Stefan Dietzel (Research Associate)
  • Marcus Hellmann (Technical Associate)
  • Wiebke Hemmerling (Research Associate)
  • Steffen Hölscher (Research Associate)
  • Dr. Angela Kuhk (Research Associate)
  • Katharina Prinz (Research Associate)
  • Reinhard Spiekermann (Research Associate)
  • Jenny Standke (Research Associate)
  • Dr. habil. Katrin Löffler (Research Associate)
  • Dr. Flemming Schock (Research Associate)
  • Dr. Maja Eilhammer (Research Associate)
  • Gertrud Friedl (Research Associate)
  • Veronika Hausler (Research Associate)
  • Sylvia Memmleb (Research Associate)
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Responsible for the academies' programme

Sebastian Zwies M.A.

Geschäftsstelle Mainz
Union der deutschen Akademien der Wissenschaften
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55131 Mainz

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