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Altägyptische Kursivschriften. Digitale Paläographie und systematische Analyse des Hieratischen und der Kursivhieroglyphen

The subject of the interdisciplinary project, which combines egyptological research with methods from computer philology, consists of the ancient Egyptian scripts called Hieratic and cursive hieroglyphic script, both having been used alongside monumental hieroglyphic script for over 3000 years. The inventory of signs taken from selected texts is systematically and digitally recorded with different...

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Beta maṣāḥǝft: Manuscripts of Ethiopia and Eritrea

The systematic research into the Ethiopian manuscript culture is the aim of the long-term project “Die Schriftkultur des christlichen Äthiopiens: Eine multimediale Forschungsumgebung” (“Beta maṣāḥǝft: Manuscripts of Ethiopia and Eritrea”). Ethiopia is situated, from the perspective of cultural history, both at the periphery of the so-called Christian Orient and in the middle of Africa. The culture...

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Buddhistische Steininschriften in Nord-China

The second half of the 6th century CE represents an important period for Chinese Buddhism. In the years 577/578, the faithful suffered persecutions of the secular state of Zhou. At the same time, monks made great progress in the translation of Buddha’s writings during this period, which led to a completely changed understanding of his teaching. Originally from India, the religion was then adapted...

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Corpus der barocken Deckenmalerei in Deutschland. Erfassung, Analyse und digitale Publikation der architekturgebundenen Malerei auf dem Gebiet der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (ca. 1550–1800)

Ceiling and mural paintings are constitutive elements in the design of baroque interiors. Unlike all other forms of pictorial art, these truly three-dimensional artistic media define early modern architecture literally from above, through colourful and complex iconographic programmes: in ecclesiastical as well as secular environments, in residential palaces and ceremonial halls, churches and...

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Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum

The Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum contains the Latin inscriptions from the entire space of the former Roman Empire in a geographical and systematic order; since its foundation by Theodor Mommsen, it has been the authoritative documentation of the epigraphic heritage of Roman antiquity. Today, the Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum has about 180,000 inscriptions and supplementary volumes with plates...

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Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. Bestände antiker Vasen in deutschen Museen

As part of the Union Académique Internationale’s research project launched in 1921, the Interacademic Commission for the Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum (CVA) publishes the holdings of Greek, Etruscan, and Italian antique clay vessels in German museums. The time frame covers the period from the Minoan-Mycenaean to the Hellenistic period, i. e. from about 1500 BCE to the beginning of Common Era. However,...

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Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi

The project “Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi” is an international research project supported by all European countries exhibiting glass paintings as well as the USA and Canada. The project was initiated in 1952 on the grounds of the deteriorating condition of the glass paintings. The project's tasks are to set up an inventory and to document the medieval as well as the post-medieval glass paintings...

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Der Tempel als Kanon der religiösen Literatur Ägyptens

The aim of the research project led by Prof. Dr. Christian Leitz, Institute for the Cultures of the Ancient Orient (IANES), Department of Egyptology, is to develop the content of the so-called temple texts, which represent the largest text corpus of Ancient Egypt considering all temporal and geographical differences. The unique feature of this corpus is, apart from the extent and the often...

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Edition literarischer Keilschrifttexte aus Assur

For about 3,500 years (34th century BC - 1st century CE) cuneiform writing has served as documentation, preservation, and dissemination of knowledge content. The high cultural and political performance of the Middle Eastern empires was closely linked to the development and use of this medium. Characteristic for the Ancient Oriental cultures is therefore not least the extraordinary richness of...

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Epigraphische Datenbank römischer Inschriften

The project “Epigraphische Datenbank Heidelberg (EDH)” was founded in 1986 with a running time of five years as part of the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Programme and was funded by the Fritz-Thyssen-Foundation in 1991. Since 1993, it has been a research unit of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities with a planned duration until 2020, whose task is to record and edit Latin and bilingual...

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Forschungskontinuität und Kontinuitätsforschung. Siedlungsarchäologische Grundlagenforschung zur Eisenzeit im Baltikum

The reciprocal word pair “Forschungskontinuität und Kontinuitätsforschung” (continuity of research and research of continuity) in the project-title outlines the significant difficulties and opportunities of the traditional, but not unproblematic history of the archaeological sciences in landscapes, that are very rich in findings and important for the development of northern and eastern Europe....

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Handschriftencensus (HSC). Kompetenzzentrum ’Deutschsprachige Handschriften des Mittelalters’

Written sources are – like art and buildings – integral parts of the cultural heritage, whose preservation, indexing and provision are central social duties. The knowledge of the past is principally based on texts, that more or less accidentally escaped destruction. These records preserve the knowledge, the faith, the tales, the visions and dreams of the people. They give testimony of past...

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Kulte im Kult

The research project “Kulte im Kult” aims to analyse a specific type of Greek sanctuaries on two levels. These so called extraurban sanctuaries, that are situated outside the ancient cities, normally consist of a main sanctuary and additional smaller cult areas. On the one hand, it is aimed to reconstruct and analyse the sacral structures of these sanctuaries and their functions in the project. On...

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Residenzstädte im Alten Reich (1300-1800). Urbanität im integrativen und konkurrierenden Beziehungsgefüge von Herrschaft und Gemeinde

The research project is supervised by an institution of the Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities. Its objective is the establishment of a tripartite analytic-semantic handbook, which essentially provides a new foundation for the history of towns and urbanization during the premodern period. Additionally, it constitutes an important instrument for a multitude of historically oriented...

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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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Wissenschaftliche Bearbeitung der buddhistischen Höhlenmalereien in der Kucha-Region der nördlichen Seidenstraße

In China, in the oasis cities of the Kuča a region on the northern Silk Road, you can find an impressive number of Buddhist wall paintings from the 5th to 8th centuries. These are now for the first time fully accessible, documented and scientifically evaluated. Staff members of the research project at the Saxon Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Leipzig record all the paintings of this region...

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