Herzog-Ernst-Stipendiat*innen 2022

Herzog-Ernst-Stipendiat*innen

Admasu Abebe Haile (Mada Walabu University, in Gotha FKTS/SP)

Conceptualizing Indigenous Spatial Knowledge and Boundaries in the Dawuro Kingdom, before 1889: Research on the Great Dawuro Walls (kati Halala Kella) in the Omo Valley, South west Ethiopia

Dr. Ayman Yasin Atat (FU Berlin, in Gotha FZG)

Ibn Sallūm al-Ḥalabī (d. 1670AD) and the European Medical Sources mentioned in his Manuscripts at the Gotha Research Library

Dr. Nelson Chacón (Katholische Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, in Gotha FKTS/SP)

Die Expedition von Spix und Martius und die deutsche Erforschung Brasiliens, 1810–1830

Dr. Michael Chizzali (Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, in Gotha FZG)

Aspekte der Gothaer Musikpflege um 1700: Protagonisten, Repertoire, Austauschprozesse

Leonard Dorn (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, in Gotha FZG)

Kriegsgefangenschaft im Konflikt zwischen Frankreich und Großbritannien-Kurhannover im Alten Reich (1757–1762): Räume – Praktiken – Lebenswirklichkeiten

Dr. Christian Flow (Starkville, USA, in Gotha FZG)

Philological Observation

Jitka Močičková (Akademie der Wissenschaften der Tschechischen Republik, Prag, in Gotha FKTS/SP)

Mitteleuropäische Nationen und Nationalitäten in kartographischer Darstellung (1800-1945) / Nations and nationalities of Central Europe in cartographic representation (1800-1945)

Dr. Carlos Manuel Olano Paredes (FU Berlin, in Gotha FKTS/SP)

Für eine Welt in Zahlen: Eine Kultur- und Geistesgeschichte der Statistik in Spanischamerika (1760–1860)

Dr. Titilayo Olukole (University of Ibadan, in Gotha FKTS/SP)

Digitalization of the Cultural Heritage Resources of Oyo-Ile and Badagry: A Tool for the Preservation of the History of the Yoruba People of Southwestern Nigeria

Dr. Katarzyna Pekacka-Falkowska (Poznań University of Medical Sciences, in Gotha FZG)

You know I am a Lover and Collector of all (uncommon) natural things. Medical travels of Johann Philipp Breyne (1698–1705): formation of scholar

Dr. Philipp Pilhofer (HU Berlin, in Gotha FZG)

Die Anweisungsliteratur zum Theologiestudium am Beginn des 17. Jahrhunderts. Ein interkonfessioneller Vergleich

Dr. Björn Reich (Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, in Gotha FZG)

Zauberkunst und Spielvergnügen. Die Spielebücher in der Herzoglichen Sammlung der Forschungsbibliothek Gotha

Philippe Schmid (University of St. Andrews, in Gotha FZG)

Collections, Catalogues and Coins: Julius Carl Schläger (1706-1786) comes to Gotha

My research in Gotha focuses on Julius Carl Schläger (1706-1786), who was a fascinating and largely forgotton figure of early eighteenth-century scholarship. Born in Hanover in 1706, he was educated at the University of Helmstedt. After having served as a private tutor in the house of the counsel Johann Anderson (1674–1743) in Hamburg, who possessed a significant library and collection of coins, Schläger took up a position at Helmstedt in 1730. He was made a professor of greek and oriental languages in 1737, teaching courses on philology and antiquities. In 1744, he was made director of the Friedenstein collection of coins in Gotha by Frederick III, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg (1699–1772). After the death of Ernst Salomon Cyprian (1673–1745) in 1746, he was also appointed as head librarian of the ducal library in Gotha. Schläger’s life and work merit closer scrutiny. He exemplifies the relationship between text-based philology, material culture and collecting practices in antiquarian research, having amassed a library on numismatics, which he used to catalogue ancient coins. Focusing on the period from 1744 to 1756, I will study Schläger as a collector, trying to gain a better understanding of the book culture of antiquarianism at the beginning of the eighteenth-century.

I was educated at Basel and Munich, before moving to the University of St Andrews as a PhD candidate in Modern History in 2018. My thesis is supervised by Andrew Pettegree and Graeme Kemp and studies book collecting culture in early modern Germany. From 2017 to 2018 I was a fellow at the Herzog August Library in Wolfenbüttel.

Alula Yohannes Tadesse (Addis Ababa University, in Gotha FPTS/SP)

Remapping Medieval Ethiopia:  Hagiographic Accounts as the Principal Sources of Cartography and Map Making

Dr. Giovanni Tortoriello (Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, in Gotha FZG)

Lorenzo Bonincontri’s Influence on the Debates around Astrology in Italy and Germany (1530–1540)

Tomás Valle (University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA, in Gotha FZG)

Lutheran Unorthodoxy: Controversial Academic Networks c. 1560 1621