Online Repertory of learned periodicals of the 18th century
The Interdisciplinary Center for Science and Technology Studies (IZWT) of the Bergische Universitaet Wuppertal has created an online-database, the project « Repertorium deutscher wissenschaftlicher Periodika des 18. Jahrhunderts » (Repertory of German learned periodicals of the 18th century).
The Repertory can be accessed at:
The Repertory has been conceived as an instrument for research on the history and philosophy of science and technology during the Enlightenment. It contains the table of contents of most 18th century periodicals that published scientific articles and/or reviews in the German speaking countries. These include the (Nova) Acta Eruditorum, periodicals published under the auspices of Academies of Science and early professional journals. Over 400 volumes and more than 13.000 articles are being made accessible in this project. The usefullness of the database is enhanced by a search function, and the tables of content are equipped with links to digitisations of the periodicals. The Repertorium thus functions as a portal to the academic life of 18th century Germany. The project was made possible by the financial support of the Humboldt-Foundation and the IZWT.