World knowledge around 1700
The Francke Foundations have extensive collections of historical sources on the cultural history of the Early Modern Period in the context of Pietism and Early Enlightenment. We promote interdisciplinary and international exchange through scholarship programmes, workshops and international cooperation.
Call for Papers for the Conference on »Baltic Mission? Halle Pietism and the Moravians in the Baltics in the long 18th century«
Application deadline: August 26, 2022, Pieteikšanās termiņš: 2022. gada 26. augusts
DFG grants research project on alchemical practice at the Halle Orphanage in the 18th century
The project, which is based at the Research Centre, will for the first time analyse the extensive corpus of pharmaceutical historical sources from the Francke Foundations with regard to alchemical practice and its argumentative embedding in Pietism. This includes numerous handwritten sources as well as partly rare alchemical printed materials from the early modern period.
Dr. Liselotte Kirchner-Scholarship
National and international young academics and established researchers from various disciplines work at the Francke Foundations every year thanks to the scholarship programme.
Cataloguing, Research, Publications
Digitisation, indexing and editing projects are being carried out, in part with cooperation partners and within the framework of third-party funding. They serve as a basis for own academic research projects and invite external scholars to study the unique sources.
International Cooperation and Networking
Academic cooperation links the Francke Foundations with partner institutions and scholars from various disciplines all over the world.