Deutsche Inschriften des Mittelalters und der Frühen Neuzeit

The object of this project’s research is the Latin and German inscriptions from the early Middle Ages until 1650 within the German linguistic sphere. As historical textual evidence, inscriptions are most prominently of interest as they are often very much authentically preserved in their original historical context. For the period in question, these texts on stone, wood, gold, silver, bronze, and...

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Das Sächsisch-Magdeburgische Recht als kulturelles Bindeglied zwischen den Rechtsordnungen Ost- und Mitteleuropas

In addition to Roman and canonical law, the Sachsenspiegel (reported in the Eastern Harz foreland between 1220 and 1235) and the famous town charter of Magdeburg (developed in the town of Magdeburg and decisively shaped by the spellings of the local court chair between the 13th and 15th centuries) form the common foundations of Central and Eastern European legal systems. Simultaneously with the...

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Karl-Jaspers-Gesamtausgabe

Karl Jaspers (1883-1969) counts among the most significant 20th century philosophers of the German language. Having earned a doctorate in medicine and a second degree (habilitation) in psychology, he held a professorial chair of philosophy at the University of Heidelberg until his dismissal by the National Socialist regime in 1937. In 1948, Jaspers followed a call to a chair at the University of...

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Grammatiken, Korpora und Sprachtechnologie für indigene nordeurasische Sprachen (INEL)

The aim of the research project “Grammatiken, Korpora und Sprachtechnologie für indigene nordeurasische Sprachen (INEL)” (Grammatical Descriptions, Corpora and Language Technology for Indigenous Northern Eurasian Languages) 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...

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Beethovens Werkstatt. Genetische Textkritik und Digitale Musikedition

By linking two new, reciprocally interrelated research approaches – Genetic Text Criticism and the Digital Edition – the highly complex dynamics of compositional processes in Beethoven’s oeuvre, for the investigation of which source tradition and indexing provide ideal conditions, are to be explored, documented, and reproduced in exemplary digital editions in a new way. The aim of the project is...

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Novum Testamentum Graecum. Editio Critica Maior

Texts from the New Testament are preserved in their Greek original language in approx. 5500 manuscripts. It can be assumed that actually no copy is identical with another. Thus, the most important task of the text research of the New Testament is the reconstruction of the text form, which was the starting point for the transmission. So far, the science had to use “Große Ausgaben” (big editions)...

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Neuedition, Revision und Abschluss der Werke Immanuel Kants

The Royal Prussian Academy of Sciences started with a complete edition of the writings of Immanuel Kant in 1894, which is published in the sections “work”, “correspondence”, “handwritten literary remains” and “lectures” since 1900. The project will complete the edition by reediting or revising the sections “work” and “correspondence”, by filling up essential lacunae and by correcting plenty of...

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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus. Edition and study of the Arabic and Latin versions of Ptolemy’s astronomical and astrological works and related material

Until the 17th century, the astronomical and astrological works of Claudius Ptolemaeus (2nd century CE) were central source texts for the scientific understanding of the world of Arabic-Islamic and Latin-Christian cultures. The project studies the Arabic and Latin versions of Ptolemy’s major works, the Almagest and the Tetrabiblos, the minor works and pseudepigrapha, as well as the extensive...

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