Johann Friedrich Blumenbach – online - Project details

The Blumenbach project is intended to fill a critical gap in the primary sources for late-Enlightenment and Romantic cultural history. Closing this gap is of special importance for the study of one of the most important aspects of this period: the rise of the modern natural sciences.

Projected are:

  1. A new edition of Blumenbach’s original works including their translations and reissues.
  2. An annotated calendar of Blumenbach’s correspondence.
  3. An inventory and reconstruction of Blumenbach’s scientific collections.
  4. A documentation of his contemporary and later reception.
  5. The hyperlinking of the digital texts and objects.
  6. Biographical studies of Blumenbach.



Project staff at the SUB Göttingen

SUB Göttingen departments / units involved in the project

Former project staff of the SUB Göttingen

Mirjam Blümm, Dr. Heike Neuroth, Sibylle Söring, Sven Thomas