Leibniz-Edition

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646–1716) is said to be the last polymath. This is reflected by his diverse and mostly unpublished work. Until today, there is no complete edition which forced researchers to rely on deficient partial editions from the 19th century. The project aims at a complete edition of G. W. Leibniz’ writings and of his letters. The handwritten literary remains are to a large...

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Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi: Briefwechsel. Text - Kommentar - Wörterbuch

The exchange of letters between the philosopher, poet, writer and economic reformer Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi (1743-1819) has a unique significance for the understanding of the era of Classical German Philosophy - both because of its philosophical orientation, which reflects the discourse of the era in its entire breadth and diversity, and also because of the circle of pen pals. Jacobi’s...

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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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Regionalsprache.de (REDE). Ein Forschungsprojekt zu den modernen Regionalsprachen des Deutschen

The objective of the project is to remedy two of the most serious desiderata from the long history of the research of the German language: <ol><li>The German dialects have been investigated intensively for 180 years (Schmeller 1821). For the “modern regional languages”, i.e. the linguistic variation areas, which present the spoken everyday language of most of the members of the linguistic...

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Grammatiken, Korpora und Sprachtechnologie für indigene nordeurasische Sprachen

The aim of the research project “Grammatiken, Korpora und Sprachtechnologie für indigene nordeurasische Sprachen” is the documentation of endangered languages. The north Eurasian area is of great interest for linguists from all over the world. The diversity of the indigenous languages encountered in this area like Ket, Selkup and their dialects is seriously threatened, as they are only spoken...

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Thesaurus linguae Latinae

The task of the Thesaurus Linguae Latinae (TLL) project is to compile the first comprehensive scholarly dictionary of ancient Latin from its beginnings until 600 CE. The work is based on an archive of approximately 10 million slips, which takes account of all surviving texts and is constantly updated. The older texts are covered word for word, the later ones mostly with a selection of...

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Marx-Engels-Gesamtausgabe. Fertigstellung in neukonzipierter Form

The Marx-Engels-Gesamtausgabe (MEGA) is the historical-critical edition of all publications, manuscripts, and drafts as well as the correspondence of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. For the first time, work and legacy are documented here in their entirety and in authentic form, such as manuscripts on “German ideology” and “capital”. Furthermore, previously unknown journalistic contributions by...

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Textdatenbank und Wörterbuch des Klassischen Maya

The project “Textdatenbank und Wörterbuch des Klassischen Maya (TWKM)” is funded with 5,42 Million Euros and is set to run for 15 years. It is located at the institute for Archaeology and Cultural Anthropology of the University Bonn. The project manager is Professor Dr. Nikolai Grube, who is an internationally renowned expert in the field of Maya research and a member of the North...

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