Edition, Übersetzung und Kommentierung der Kleinen und fragmentarischen Historiker der Spätantike

Most of the sources that we have on the history of the late antiquity are lost and can at best be recovered in extracts through the reference from subsequent authors, who sometimes lived half a millennium later. The late antiquity is of great importance for the political and cultural development of Europe that cannot be overestimated: within this epoch highly dramatic events occured that one can...

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

The Buddhist cave complexes in the region of Kucha, located on the northern Silk Road (in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, People’s Republic of China), house impressive wall paintings dating approximately from the 5th to 10th century. These are now, for the first time, being documented, studied, and made digitally accessible. In a project of the Saxon Academy of Sciences in Leipzig, research...

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Mittellateinisches Wörterbuch

The Mittellateinisches Wörterbuch is a joint project of the German Academies of Sciences, the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences. It is the most comprehensive of several national dictionaries that (following the plan of the Union Académique Internationale) will together form an extensive dictionary of medieval Latin. The Mittellateinisches...

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The role of culture in early expansions of humans

Human evolution is a story of expansions. During the last two million years the genus Homo spread from Africa into Asia and Europe in several waves of migration. New species developed and old groups became extinct (range expansions). As early as three million years ago, hominins had established new ways of dealing with their specific environment through culture. Stone tools produced with the help...

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Uwe Johnson-Werkausgabe. Eine historisch-kritische Edition der Werke, Schriften und Briefe Uwe Johnsons in gedruckter und digitaler Form

Uwe Johnson (1934-1984) is one of the most important authors of German in the era of two-state identity. His novels tell of German history in a context far beyond Germany. With his essays and articles, Johnson developed the position of a “public intellectual”. His highly literary correspondence is on an equal footing with the literary work, commenting critically on post-war history in an...

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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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Corpus der Quellen zur Geschichte der Juden im spätmittelalterlichen Reich

The project “Corpus der Quellen zur mittelalterlichen Geschichte der Juden im Reichsgebiet” is aimed to register all relevant temporal and spatially fixed sources of the history of the Jews in the region of the Roman-German empire for the period from 1273 to 1519 chronologically and to make it available online – depending on the edition – in the form of full texts or regesta. It therefore strives...

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Formulae - Litterae - Chartae. Neuedition der frühmittelalterlichen Formulae inklusive der Erschließung von frühmittelalterlichen Briefen und Urkunden im Abendland (ca. 500 – ca. 1000)

The aim of the long-term project is the systematic reconstruction and editing of Early Medieval certificates and letters (Formulae) as well as research into formulaic writing in Western Europe before the 11th century. It is rooted at the interface of history, Latin philology and legal history and examines sources which are of great importance for the study of Early Medieval society. The Formulae...

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