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Name Description URL Comments
GUW Gesellschaft für Universitäts- und Wissenschaftsgeschichte https://guw-online.net/ Die "Gesellschaft für Universitäts- und Wissenschaftsgeschichte" (GUW) wurde im April 1995 in Schloss Münchenwiler (Kt. Bern, Schweiz) von Fachleuten aus Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz gegründet. Sie versteht sich jedoch über diese drei Länder hinaus als internationales Forum der Begegnung für Vertreterinnen und Vertreter der verschiedensten Disziplinen.
Heloise European Network on Digital Academic History http://heloisenetwork.eu/ The European network on academic databases of universities was launched in May 2012. This network, named Heloise, seeks to foster scientific meeting about the social history of universities in Europe since the Middle Ages, while reflecting on the implementation of technical tools and solutions for effective collaboration in the production, processing and provision of digital data and archives.
The Sphere Knowledge System Evolution and the Shared Scientific Identity of Europe https://sphaera.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/ This project investigates the knowledge tradition that is interwoven with the history of one book: De sphaera of Johannes de Sacrobosco. During the first half of the thirteenth century in Paris, Johannes de Sacrobosco compiled a new and original tract entitled Tractatus de sphaera. The handwritten text, of which several contemporary copies - apart from the original - have survived, is an elementary text on geocentric cosmology. It is a simple, late medieval description of the geocentric cosmos in the form of a synthesis based on the Aristotelian and Ptolemaic worldviews. The original text also inherited relevant aspects from a series of astronomic works compiled earlier by Arabic scholars like al-Farghani and Thābit ibn Qurra.
Padova 2022 Mapping the 800 year history of the University of Padova. https://www.ottocentenariouniversitadipadova.it/ The University of Padova will have its 800 year anniversary in 2022. To celebrate this occasion the university will create a database that contains information on selected scholars that have studied or taught at the university. nodegoat will be used to store, analyse, and visualise this data. Cristina La Rocca, professor of Medieval History at the University of Padova, and Andrea Caracausi, associate professor of Early Modern History at the University of Padova, lead the project. Pierluigi Terenzi is responsible for the management of the nodegoat database, while the postdoctoral researchers Giulia Zornetta, Dennj Solera, and Andrea Marti provide assistance in data collection processes.