Enlightenment, Classicism and the Classics. Concepts of periods as historical constructions in European Context
Elisabeth Décultot, Martin Dönike, Claudia Keller und Denis Stante
The goal of this project is to investigate the terms given to the periods of the Enlightenment, Classicism and the Classics as historical constructions and hence to ask about their meaning for a retrospective understanding of the long 18th century. The reconstruction of terminological and intellectual-historical contexts will pay particular attention to internationally diverging terminological traditions and historical asynchronicities across Europe.
Excerpting, Citing, Plagiarizing. Written Culture, Academic Practices and Authorship (16th–21st century)
Elisabeth Décultot, Christian Kuhlmann, Helmut Zedelmaier
This project investigates transformations in reading and writing with regard to the practices of excerpting, citing and plagiarizing from the early modern period up to the present day, across all of Europe. The C18th deserves particular attention here as a transitionary period and link between the humanistic tradition and the present day.
Edition of the Collected Writings of Johann Georg Sulzer
Elisabeth Décultot, Philipp Kampa, Jana Kittelmann
In this ten-volume edition of his Collected Writings (Gesammelte Schriften, ed. Hans Adler and Elisabeth Décultot, Schwabe Verlag, Basel), Johann Georg Sulzer's publications as a member of the philosophical section of the Berlin Academy will be edited alongside his aesthetic, scientific, pedagogic and literary-historical writings, as well as unpublished correspondences that demonstrate the variety of the fields of knowledge with which Sulzer engaged.