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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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Bibliotheca Arabica. Neue Geschichte der arabischen Literatur

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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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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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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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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Katalog der deutschsprachigen illustrierten Handschriften des Mittelalters

The „Katalog der deutschsprachigen illustrierten Handschriften des Mittelalters", KdiH, (Catalogue of German-Language Illustrated Medieval Manuscripts) provides a basis for the text-image-research in the German lands. It focuses on the specific interplay and multi-facetted interdependencies of text and image. Art historians and textual scholars of German vernacular texts work hand in hand,...

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Répertoire International des Sources Musicales (RISM, Zentralredaktion)

The International Inventory of Musical Sources - Répertoire International des Sources Musicales (RISM) - is an international, non-profit organization which aims for comprehensive documentation of extant musical sources worldwide. These primary sources are manuscripts or printed music, writings on music theory, and libretti. They are housed in libraries, archives, monasteries, schools and private...

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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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