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Science Thrives on Openness to the World!

The University of Erfurt is once again welcoming students and colleagues from all over the world – including from crisis regions – for the summer semester. The Presidium has now taken this as an opportunity to once again call for cosmopolitanism,…

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Focus on the early modern period: Gotha Research Centre celebrates its 20th anniversary

The Gotha Research Centre at the University of Erfurt began its work 20 years ago to support researchers in their exploration of Gotha's library collections. Today, it can look back on a success story – which will be celebrated next Thursday, 20…

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"The little freedom: celebration, photography, culture of remembrance"

In a seminar at the University of Erfurt, students explore the freedoms that festivals bring on the basis of photographs from the Friedenstein Foundation's collections. The seminar is part of the Studium Fundamentale and brings together students from…

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New blog post of the Gotha Research Library: A Journey into the Unknown. The “German Expedition” 1861–1862 and the participation of August Petermann, Theodor von Heuglin and Duke Ernst II of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

The revolution in 1848/49 set the course for an all-German state. Democratic endeavours emerged primarily from the educated middle classes, which became the most politically influential section of the population. On the path to a republic, the…

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"Perthes im Gespräch" about the German expedition to Central Africa (1861–1862)

"The German expedition to Central Africa in the years 1861–1862 and the participation of August Petermann, Theodor von Heuglin and Duke Ernst II of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha" is the title of the next event in the "Perthes im Gespräch" series (Perthes in…

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Gotha Research Centre involved in new DFG Research Training Group on Enlightenment

A new Research Training Group (RTG) is being established at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) with the participation of the Gotha Research Centre at the University of Erfurt, which will focus on the history of the Enlightenment and its…

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Nationwide Digital Day: Gotha Research Library takes part!

The Gotha Research Library of the University of Erfurt is taking part in the fifth nationwide Digital Day of the "Digital for All" initiative, an alliance of 28 organisations from the fields of civil society, culture, science, business, welfare and…

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University of Erfurt joins Wiley transformation contract

Like many other universities in Germany, the University of Erfurt has joined the second edition of the transformation agreement negotiated by the so-called DEAL consortium with the international academic publisher Wiley. The framework agreement…

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