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“Johann Friedrich Blumenbach – online” is a socalled “Langzeitvorhaben” (long-term project) financed by the Union der deutschen Akademien der Wissenschaften (Union of German Academies of Sciences) and is based at the Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen (Göttingen Academy of Sciences).


The project entails:


  • An internet edition of Blumenbach’s published writings including their translations and reissues.
  • An annotated calendar of Blumenbach’s correspondence.
  • A reconstruction of his collection of objects of natural history.
  • A documentation of the contemporary as well as later reception of Blumenbach.
  • The hyperlinking of the digital texts and objects.
  • Biographical studies of Blumenbach.