Web portals and databases

Various research and cataloguing projects are developing stand-alone websites containing research papers and primary sources as well as links to internal and external resources.
Further project results can be found on the lists of databases and the digital editions of the HAB.

Alchemical Sources in the Herzog August Bibliothek
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The portal allows you to explore the about 2,000 books on alchemy printed up to 1800 held by the Herzog August Bibliothek. It is a result of the project Alchemical Sources in the Herzog August Library funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft from 2014–2017. The books have been broadly classified into five alchemical sub-disciplines (Fachgruppen) and more finely under subject headings from a thesaurus developed within the project. The portal also offers digitized images from the books, selected works in full text and information on persons named as authors or contributors.

Digital Edition and commentary on the diaries of Prince Christian II of Anhalt-Bernburg (1599–1656)
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The portal, currently under construction, gathers additional information and access aids to this enormous ego-document of a Reformed prince, written from 1621 to 1656. The text itself is being published in the Wolfenbüttel Digital Library. The portal contains biographical and genealogical materials, a timeline and images. All registers are displayed as a search entry, complemented by information on the scope of the single registers. There also are the editorial guidelines of the project and documentation on Christian II's writing practice.

Critic of power and advisor of princes: the court preacher in Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel 1568-1714
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The website combines research texts, primary sources, images and an e-learning module on the Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel court preachers. These have been made accessible by the project Critic of power and advisor of princes which worked in co-operation with the Interdisziplinäres Institut für Kulturgeschichte der Frühen Neuzeit (Osnabrück University).

The production of knowledge at the University of Helmstedt. Web portal for Early-Modern University History
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Featuring primary sources from the former University of Helmstedt, partly in full-text – The material has been catalogued and research results published:  The production of knowledge at the University of Helmstedt: The development of the Philosophical Faculty 1576-1810 and The Professor's Family Household at the University of Helmstedt, 1576-1810.

Fruchtbringende Gesellschaft (Fruitful or Carpogenic Society): The 17th-century German academy
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Website of the project Fruchtbringende Gesellschaft, conducted at the HAB by the Sächsische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig. Along with basic information on the Fruitful Society, this database offers information on each of its 890 members.It is being continuously updated by the project staff.

Theatrum-literature of the Early Modern Period ⋅ World and Knowledge on Stage
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The portal makes about 200 works from between 1500 and 1800 both in Latin and modern languages accessible, employing the theatre metaphor for the construction, disposition and communication of knowledge. Each work is being digitized as images and full text. In addition, the portal contains a repertory, freely accessible secondary literature and a bibliography. It was established in cooperation between the University of Kassel and the Herzog August Bibliothek: Theatrum-literature of the Early Modern Period ⋅ World and Knowledge on Stage

Cultural Transfer Portal
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The portal allows quick and structured access to research literature and source materials purchased or catalogued by the HAB in the course of the interdisciplinary project „Cultural Transfer in the early modern era”. Within the portal books, articles, online resources and digitized source materials are arranged and classified according to a project-specific classification. In addition, there are links to external portals, project pages and source materials on cultural transfer.

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Das Portal eröffnet einen browsenden Zugang zu den gut 2.000 alchemischen Druckschriften der Herzog August Bibliothek. Erschlossen wurden sie in den Jahren 2014–2017 in einem DFG-Projekt. Die Erschließung besteht aus einer Grobeinteilung in fünf alchemische Fachgruppen und einer Feinerschließung mit einem eigens entwickelten Thesaurus von knapp 100 Begriffen, die einzeln erklärt werden. Das Portal bietet außerdem Zugang zu ausgewählten Volltexten, einen Bildbrowser für alchemische Abbildungen und eine Aufarbeitung der im Corpus vorkommenden Personen.

Virtuelles Kupferstichkabinett (VKK)
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The VKK presents prints and drawings in the form of a digital image archive with extensive search facilities. Included are items from the collection of the Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museums Braunschweig and the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel. The portal was created jointly by the two institutions as a cooperative project with the aim to virtually reunificate representative parts of their graphic collections, including formerly united ducal holdings.

Archaeological Finds in the Early Modern Period – A bibliography on the history of archeology 1500–1806
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The database provides bibliographical references to a canon of printed source texts on the history of archeology in the area of the Holy Roman Empire (including Switzerland and Prussia) before 1806. The bibliography includes both monographs and articles in which archeological finds are mentioned. It originated as a result of the project Archaeological finds in the early modern period.

Medicine and confectionery. The apothecary in the context of courtly life in the 16th and 17th century
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The database recorded deliveries of the Wolfenbüttel Hofapotheke 1576-1706. The preparations and substances are documented using a standardized vocabulary. The material was collected in connection with the project Medicine and confectionery. The apothecary in the context of courtly life in the 17th century.