History of Science: Scientific Organisations, Scientific Infrastructures

Elektronische Edition der Jahresberichte der Universität Zürich 1833–1916

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Staatsarchiv des Kantons Zürich

Repertorium Academicum Germanicum

Universität Bern
Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen

ETHistory 1855-2005

ETHistory 1855-2005 offers online available information and ressources concerning the 150-year-old history of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich.

To the following subject areas very extensive and varied texts, pictures and sound material is online available:

  • Sightseeing: History in perspective. Sightseeing through 150 years of ETH
  • Debates: What troubled ETH. Key players recollect controversial issues
  • Living memory: The last 25 years. Accounts of departments, administration, and boards
  • Archives: Facts, figures, and documents. Data covering 150 years of ETH history

Albrecht von Haller (1708-1777)

This website is intended to serve as a platform for all who are interested in Haller and his times.

It offers an abundantly illustrated introduction to Haller’s life and work, information about the principal fields of endeavour in which he was engaged, insights into past and present research, and an index of the large body of Haller’s original writings available online.

The Swiss polymath Albrecht von Haller (1708–1777) was one of the central figures of the century of the Enlightenment. As a poet and scholar, physician and botanist, collector and encyclopaedist, university professor and experimental researcher, society president and correspondent, renowned author and influential reviewer, magistrate and orthodox Christian, he reflects many of the intellectual movements, events, and conditions of his time.

td-net - Network for Transdisciplinary Research

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td-net is a network for the promotion of trans-disciplinary orientation in various areas of research.

td-net publishes a yearly wide overview of important publications in the field of inter- and transdisciplinarity.

Bernisches Historisches Museum

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The Bernisches Historisches Museum is one of the most important Museums of cultural history in Switzerland. Its collections of archaeology, cultural history and ethnography include approximately 500,000 objects dating from the Stone Age to the present and representing cultures from all over the world. The hydria from Grächwil, the Burgundian tapestries, the diptych from Königsfelden and a series of ethnographical objects as well as coins and medals are all internationally renowned.

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.

Zurich Paracelsus Project

The Paracelsus Project collects the microfilms of important manuscripts of Theophrastus of Hohenheim (1493/94-1541), called Paracelsus, records the texts electronically an analyses them according to various criteria.

The project focuses on the reedition of selected medical, theological, prophetic, and magical works of Paracelsus, the creation of a general index to the complete works and the compilation of a Paracelsus Dictionary as a reference source.

Several editions of the works have been digitized and made available online.

Foundation Mémoires Informatiques

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The precious collection of old computers is the centerpiece of the Mémoires Informatiques collections. It contains more than one thousand computers, not to mention peripheral devices, accompanying software, gaming consoles, calculators and thousands of books and dated magazines.

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