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Repertorium academicum germanicum (RAG) - The Graduated Scholars of the Holy Roman Empire between 1250 and 1550

The website of the research project Repertorium academicum germanicum (RAG) - The Graduated Scholars of the Holy Roman Empire between 1250 and 1550 offers information about the projects and the publications as well as a database with biographic information on the scholars of the Empire between 1250 and 1550 an the Atlas of Scholars.

The RAG’s task is to collect biographical and social data on those Theologians, Jurists, Physicians, and Masters of Arts, who studied at a university between 1250 and 1550. The information is entered into a prosopographic database that will eventually cover the whole of the Holy Roman Empire. Non-graduated noble visitors of universities are also being taken into account. The RAG, which in the end will be a “who is who” of the scholars of the Old Empire, offers divers new, even interdisciplinary, perspectives due to its vast collection of data. Qualitative and quantitative statements on the intellectual elite of the Empire, their European networks, as well as institutional and territorial comparisons will be possible. Thus the scholars' role in pre-modern society can be described on a firm empirical basis and explained within the framework of modern educational research, with special reference to social, cultural, and scientific history. 45.000 to 50.000 scholars are to be expected.

Swiss Inventory of Coin Finds (SICF)


The SICF is an information and documentation centre which records and documents the numismatic sources – coin finds and relevant documents – from Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein.

The data of the SICF can be searched through four databases:

DigiBern - Bernese Culture and History on the Web


DigiBern is a web offer by the University Library of Berne and includes digitized texts and maps pertaining to the history and culture of Berne city and the canton of Berne.

In the field of history, the following publications have been digitized:

Alliance Sud - Documentation and Resource Centre


The Alliance Sud maintains publicly accessible documentation centres in Bern and Lausanne. They are directed at everybody dealing with North- South relations and developing countries.

Parliamentary History

By means of an interactive time wheel, this website Parliamentary History highlights a few remarkable events in the history of the Swiss federal state since 1848. These events are grouped in three categories: (Parliament) Building, Politics and Stories. There is a short text for each event. For more detailed information, there are usually further links to photos, film documents and other resources from the internet.

Printed books of the 15th and 16th centuries in Geneva, Lausanne and Neuchâtel (GLN 15-16)

GLN 15-16 is a bibliography of books published in the 15th and 16th centuries in the cities of Geneva, Lausanne and Neuchâtel, plus the city of Morges. As of that date, the database contains 4'732 entries.

Münchhausen Library

The Münchhausens library documents the phenomenon Münchhausen for the time of 1760 till today.

It intends to unite publications into as many languages as possible, to get hold of original editions of the early time and to the literary sources and to provide evidence of the treatment of the material in different media.

There exists none publicly accessible catalogue. Now and then appear lists of branches on the website.

Apollonius Dyscolus (Greek Grammarian)

A website dedicated to Apollonius Dyscolus, an ancient grammarian. With a full bibliography, many downloadable works and a list of Appollonian Scholars.

Expo-Archive - Swiss national exhibitions since 1883

The site Expo-Archive provides information and documents (photo and newspaper reports) on all Swiss national exhibitions since 1883. In addition, there are links to web pages with more detailed information.

Database by the ICRC on the international humanitarian law

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) offers a database with documents about the international humanitarian law. This contains treaties and other texts from 1856 to the present.

Additionnally, there are comments on the four Geneva Conventions and the two additional protocols of 1977 as well as information on the current situation of the ratification, implementing or to reservations of single states.

The database can be displayed in thematical, chronological or geographical order and there is a search engine.


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