The following research and resource exhibitions are in progress:


Conrad Gessner (1516-1565) (Forthcoming)

The important Zurich physician and polymath Conrad Gessner (1516-1565) will receive his own website, with information on anthing relating his work to scholarly information practices in early modern times. Please check back later.


Information History (2021-today)

This website presents an updated and enlarged bibliography to accompany the reference book Information: A Historical Companion (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2021).


Exams, Disputes and Dissertations: The Making of Medical Knowledge in Early Modern Europe (2018-today)

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 different co-authors, 107 of them his supervised doctoral students.


The Funding of Higher Education: Different Objectives in Switzerland, the UK, and the USA (2019-2020)

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.


H-Ideas: Premodern Universities | Blog at H-Net (2017-1019)

These blogs want 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.


Storing, Archiving, Organizing: The Changing Dynamics of Scholarly Information Management in Post-Reformation Zurich (2016-2017)

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).