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.
Die Wunderkammer der Franckeschen Stiftungen
Photo book from the Publication's Department of the Francke Foundations
3,000 natural objects, curiosities and artefacts from the unique Cabinet of Artefacts and Curioities of the Francke Foundations open up the world to the visitor from a forgotten perspective. As an early modern museum room, the chamber stands for the comprehensive cosmos of knowledge of the Baroque. The Verlag der Franckeschen Stiftungen offers an illustrated book presenting the state of scientific research on the collection with opulent photographs and many examples of sources from the archives of the Francke Foundations.
New in the Francke portal: Interactive map of the »Journey into the Reich«
In 1718/19 the »Journey into the Reich« led August Hermann Francke to the west up to Holland, to the east up to Berlin and Königs Wusterhausen, to the north up to Hamburg and Kiel and to the south up to Tübingen and Augsburg. Now the travel stops are visualized at a glance on a geographical map and the places visited are linked with Francke's digitized ego documents in the Francke Portal.