The following research and resource exhibitions are in progress:
The research network discusses what is or should be the relationship between a democratic polity and its educational institutions and places of higher learning by looking at funding for research and higher education and its influence on topics, methodology, access, and outcome. Contemporary discussions of curricula place great stress on utility, on the value of learning skills as they apply not just to the employability of students, but to the economic and political well-being of a state or nation.
This blog wants to open a project that started in 2015 with a British Academy/Leverhulme Small Grant to bring together an international working group scrutinizing the nature and scope of higher learning and collaborative networks from the late Middle Ages to the era of Enlightenment. Novel approaches consider topics that university historians have largely ignored: the intense collaboration between university scholars and instructors; printers and providers of teaching objects and tools; administrators and students at academies, independent colleges, gymnasiums and Latin schools.
How did early modern scholars work together to generate and publish new medical knowledge? This project examines an important bibliographic discovery: a set of 176 treatises, pamphlets, dissertations and disputations written by the renowned physician and professor of anatomy Daniel Sennert (Wrocław 1572–Wittenberg 1637) in his lifetime and in collaboration with 488 different co-authors, most of them his supervised doctoral students.
This website is a non-profit organization with the goal to provide information and resources for questions stirred by the reading of Storing, Archiving, Organizing: The Changing Dynamics of Scholarly Information Management in Post-Reformation Zurich (2017).