Hartmann, Volker (Ed.)

Aegidus Romanus: Über die Fürstenherrschaft (ca. 1277-1279)
Nach der Handschrift Rom, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, cod. borgh. 360 und unter Benutzung der Drucke Rom 1556 und Rom 1607

The mirror of princes De regimine principum, by Giles of Rome (d. 1316), was not only the most widely disseminated text of its genre, but also one of the most read of all secular writings of the Late Middle Ages . It was translated into most vernacular languages of Western Christianity. This is the first modern bilingual edition of the text, based on the contemporary manuscript Cod. Borgh. 360 of the Vatican Library, and containing all textual variants of the prints Rome 1556 and 1607, that have been used most often by recent scholarship. A short commentary provides added information about where to find the passages quoted by Giles from his sources.

Beushausen, Wiebke

Dirty Skirts
Body Politics and Coming-of-Age in Feminist Fiction of the Caribbean Diaspora

The coming-of-age novel continues to be an important genre for depicting the interrelation of body, subject, and society. Women writers of the Caribbean diaspora return to this genre to describe lived experience and both social inclusion and exclusion, that either support or inhibit personal development within seemingly predetermined power structures. This study investigates and defines the Caribbean-diasporic coming-of-age novels which aim to decolonize the genre of the Bildungsroman. It offers a comparative perspective on the novels written by Angie Cruz, Edwidge Danticat, Ramabai Espinet, and Makeda Silvera, who write about adolescent, maternal, homoerotic, unruly, violated, and rebellious bodies. Close reading focuses on the fictional representations and discourses of hegemonic and subversive body politics under postcolonial and migrant conditions. The book shows how feminist, political writing makes marginalized bodies, identities, and histories visible.

The study’s focus on the body in contexts of migration is political and of high contemporary relevance. Moving bodies are certainly not a new phenomenon of our immediate present. However, the ways these bodies come to matter within the globalized world have been shifting considering  the contemporary paradox of seemingly borderless global markets and free-floating capital but increasing control of certain bodies at quite real national borders. The bodies written in the four novels thus function as social, cultural, and historical documents offering at the same time a powerful statement on political discourses of our time.

Gress, Daniela (Ed.)

Minderheiten und Arbeit im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert
Aspekte einer vielschichtigen Beziehungsgeschichte

There are few topics that divide opinions in social contexts so much as "minorities" and "work". The current interdisciplinary anthology focuses on this complex history of relationships and explores processes of minority inclusion and exclusion in the history of work throughout the 19th and 20th century. The different methodological approaches developed by the junior researchers show how productive the perspective of minority research can be for explorations in the history of work.

Ruperti Repilado, Theresa

La grand et la parfit overaigne de geomancie
Edition und lexikalische Analyse der ersten "Parcel" nach der Handschrift Oxford, Bodleian Library, Ashmole 398

In the Middle Ages, geomancy was an enormously popular divinatory technique whose similarity to astronomy made it a science in its own right.

One of the most important authors of a medieval geomancy is the Flemish cleric William of Moerbeke. The geomantic treatise that he composed most likely in 1269 was translated into French in the middle of the 14th century. The present work includes a critical text edition and a comprehensive lexical analysis of the first part of the Old French translation. Furthermore, additional background information concerning the text, its language and its subject matter are included to provide a deeper understanding of the text.

Heinrich-Tamáska, Orsolya, Prien, Roland (Eds.)

Castrum Virtuale
Rekonstruktion eines spätantiken Fundorts am Plattensee. Eine Ausstellung in Gedenken an Prof. Géza Alföldy

Universitätsmuseum Heidelberg – Kataloge, Vol. 14

A fortification extending over 15 hectares was built in the 4th century AD in the Roman province of Pannonia at Keszthely-Fenékpuszta. The archaeological investigations undertaken so far on the western shore of Lake Balaton have revealed its defences and monumental buildings as well as numerous burials. Together they give us insights into the 300-year-long occupation of the site.

The publication accompanying the exhibition contains the results of the German-Hungarian excavation initiated in 2009. The potential for visualising the excavated buildings is given particular emphasis, in the shape of 3D reconstructions, evocations of daily life and models.

Kämmerer, Annette, Funke, Joachim (Eds.)

Seelenlandschaften
Streifzüge durch die Psychologie. 98 persönliche Positionen

Eine bunt gemischt Auswahl von 98 Professorinnen und Professoren für Psychologie aus den deutschsprachigen Ländern haben auf knappem Raum etwas ganz Persönliches dargestellt - etwas, das im Alltagsgeschäft der Psychologie keinen Platz findet, mit dem aber etwas angesprochen wird oder in dem etwas anklingt, was den speziellen Reiz der Psychologie oder des Psychologischen für sie ausmacht. Das Buch ist ein buntes Kaleidoskop geworden, es sind im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes Streifzüge durch Seelenlandschaften.

Böge, Sigrid

Orthogonale Gruppen und der Satz von Minkowski-Siegel
Vorlesung Wintersemester 2016–2017

This manuscript arose from a course which I gave during the winter term 2016/17 at the University of Heidelberg. The attraction for me consisted in showing in detail that the formula of Minkowski-Siegel in Siegel‘s paper from 1935, is equivalent to the statement that the Tamagawa number of the orthogonal group (for a positive definite quadratic form) equals 2. Everybody knows that, but nobody has presented the calculations in detail. Furthermore, one can use the formulas to consider representations of numbers by quadratic forms. The starting point for this is taken from “Quadratic forms” by M. Kneser. Furthermore, by proving the Minkowski inequalities in orthogonal groups, I describe Siegel domains and estimate their volume.

Gerd Uwe Auffarth (Hrsg.), Krogmann, Frank

Die Zukunft im Blick
150 Jahre Universitäts-Augenklinik Heidelberg

2018 blicken wir auf eine in diesem Buch sehr unterhaltsam dargestellte 150-jährige Geschichte der Universitäts-Augenklinik zurück, lernen die Menschen kennen, die die Klinik geprägt haben, sowie ihre akademischen Ehren und Verwicklungen. Die jeweiligen gesellschaftlichen Entwicklungen werden aufgezeigt, z. B. von der Einführung des Frauenstudiums („unerhört“) bis zu den ersten Assistenzärztinnen, wie ein Ordinarius berufen wird und wie viel Reichsmark ein „geheimer Hofrat“ verdiente.

Dieses Buch ist daher nicht nur für Mediziner, sondern für alle historisch Interessierten lesenswert.

Springfeld, Sara

Modi di cantar sonetti
Italienische Sonettvertonungen bis ins 17. Jahrhundert

The sonnet is considered one of the most enduring forms of European poetry. Throughout its almost 800-year history, it has not only challenged the artistic exploration and experimentation of poets, but also of composers. Whilst offering a range of creative possibilities for composers when setting a sonnet to music, they also faced problems when dealing with the asymmetrical stanza form of the text. This book concentrates on Italian sonnets from Francesco Petrarca to Giambattista Marino, which became popular text sources for the frottola, the madrigal and accompanied solo song in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

Wergin, Carsten, Erckenbrecht, Corinna

Der Ruf des Schneckenhorns
Hermann Klaatsch (1863 – 1916). Ein Heidelberger Wissenschaftler in Nordwestaustralien

This publication introduces original and so far unknown material of the Heidelberg scholar Hermann Klaatsch (1863-1916) about the cultural heritage of Indigenous groups in Northwest Australia. Between 1904 and 1907 Klaatsch conducted extensive ethnographic research and collecting activities in Australia. The analyses of his most productive time in Northwest Australia 1905/1906 presents new approaches concerning the history, influence and dissemination of the German academic tradition, its understanding of cultures and research ethics. Thus, this book makes a crucial contribution to provenance research, repatriation and cultural heritage in a globalized world.

Appenzeller, Immo, Dubbers, Dirk, Siebig, Hans-Georg, Winnacker, Albrecht (Eds.)

Heidelberger Physiker berichten - Rückblicke auf Forschung in der Physik und Astronomie
Band 5: Vielfalt der Physik

As with the previous volumes in the series „Report’s from Heidelberg’s Physicists”, in volume 4, intended to be the penultimate volume in the series, Heidelberg lecturers not only of Physics but also of Physical Chemistry, look back on the development of their scientific careers and developments in their subjects. This volume has a special emphasis on application, as is mentioned in the title, which in the tradition of physics in Heidelberg has played more of a marginal role.  The subtitle of the volume points on the one hand towards the personal academic development of the individual lecturers, and on the other hand towards the general tendency for basic research to open itself to being applied. In the texts presented in this volume this development occurs methodically, by applying the possibilities that result from the use of highly developed methods in laser spectroscopy, modern optics and spin resonance, to pose practical questions, often of an interdisciplinary nature, in areas such as biology, medicine, process engineering and materials science.  It is precisely this interdisciplinary aspect of the research being presented that is characteristic of a trend in science today.

Appenzeller, Immo, Dubbers, Dirk, Siebig, Hans-Georg, Winnacker, Albrecht (Eds.)

Heidelberger Physiker berichten - Rückblicke auf Forschung in der Physik und Astronomie
Band 4: Von den Grundlagen zur Anwendung

As with the previous volumes in the series „Report’s from Heidelberg’s Physicists”, in volume 4, intended to be the penultimate volume in the series, Heidelberg lecturers not only of Physics but also of Physical Chemistry, look back on the development of their scientific careers and developments in their subjects. This volume has a special emphasis on application, as is mentioned in the title, which in the tradition of physics in Heidelberg has played more of a marginal role.  The subtitle of the volume points on the one hand towards the personal academic development of the individual lecturers, and on the other hand towards the general tendency for basic research to open itself to being applied. In the texts presented in this volume this development occurs methodically, by applying the possibilities that result from the use of highly developed methods in laser spectroscopy, modern optics and spin resonance, to pose practical questions, often of an interdisciplinary nature, in areas such as biology, medicine, process engineering and materials science.  It is precisely this interdisciplinary aspect of the research being presented that is characteristic of a trend in science today.

 

Herbert, Lukas Ruprecht

Die akademische Gerichtsbarkeit der Universität Heidelberg
Rechtsprechung, Statuten und Gerichtsorganisation von der Gründung der Universität 1386 bis zum Ende der eigenständigen Gerichtsbarkeit 1867

An academic court existed from the university’s early days on. In Heidelberg one can still find the Karzer, the University prison. The court held jurisdiction on all fields of law. The personal jurisdiction was not limited to students, as the court judged on professors, their domestic workers and certain craftsmen. In at least one case the court imposed the death penalty.

Jürgens, Anne

Russischsprachige Bevölkerung in Osteuropa – von der Titularnation zur Minderheit
Demokratische Transformation und gesellschaftliche Integration im Baltikum und in der Ukraine

A large number of Russian-speakers today live in the successor states of the Soviet Union. The contemporary social position of Russian-speakers is a result of their role in the democratic transition process and is based upon the desicion-making of new political elites. Despite neither having a strong homogeneity nor acting as a political or social cohort, the group is often perceived as a minority, hence partly placed in disadvantage both juridically and socioeconomically. The aim of this study is to address this problem by comparison of the development in the Baltic States, specifically in Estonia, and in Ukraine. Additionally, the crisis in Ukraine in 2014 is exemplified as an excursus.

Berkes, Lajos, Willer, Laura (Eds.)

Christen und Muslime am Nil
Zusammenleben im früharabischen Ägypten. Begleitheft zur Ausstellung im Universitätsmuseum Heidelberg vom 28. April bis 16. Juli 2017

Universitätsmuseum Heidelberg – Kataloge, Vol. 13

After the Arabic conquest of Egypt initially little changed for the local population. Using Greek, Coptic and Arabic papyrus and archaeological objects, this exhibition illustrated the changes and continuities within Egypt's Early Arabic period compared to the end of the Byzantine era. Differences and similarities in religious belief and concepts of the afterlife were covered. Unaltered aspects of everyday life such as nutrition and clothing were demonstrated. Changes in administrative structures were taken into account.

Appenzeller, Immo, Dubbers, Dirk, Siebig, Hans-Georg, Winnacker, Albrecht (Eds.)

Heidelberger Physiker berichten - Rückblicke auf Forschung in der Physik und Astronomie
Vol. 2: Grundlegende Beiträge zur Physik der Atomkerne und der Sternatmosphären

This second volume continues the series of reports by retired Heidelberg physics and astronomy lecturers about their scientific research and the history of their respective field of expertise. All essays are based on autobiographical talks which - for the current volume - were given during a lecture series which took place from 2006 until 2008. The talks refer to the development of physics during the second half of the 20th century and especially focus on the progress of our understanding of the physics of the atomic nucleus as well as the renaissance of astrophysics at Heidelberg University. Apart from scientific content they offer insights into the particular contexts and paths which led to new findings, while the texts reflect the spirit of the oral report and the authenticity of personal memories.

Kratzke, Jonas, Heuveline, Vincent (Eds.)

E-Science-Tage 2017
Forschungsdaten managen

Abstract:

The opportunities of digital research enhance scientific methodology, networking possibilities and insight. In particular, modern information systems support the development of research methods, assist in virtual collaboration and increase the value of research data. The present proceedings of the E-Science Days 2017 provide an insight into current developments for the management of research data. Visionary, discipline-specific approaches are presented, alongside innovative institutional solutions for the handling, publication and archiving of research data.

Keywords: research data; research data management; e-Science; digitisation; proceedings

Lauer, Johann

„Methodenstreit“ und Politikwissenschaft
Der methodologische Glaubenskrieg am Beginn des 21. Jahrhunderts zwischen szientistischem Establishment und phronetischen Perestroikans

This monograph focuses on the dispute known in political science as “Methodenstreit.” Its beginnings date back to the 19th century, and at the beginning of the 21st century it can justifiably be called a “methodological science war”.
Firstly, an ad fontes reconstruction by means of methodical books and classic literature of naturalism, positivism and scientism is undertaken, demonstrating that this is not an issue of the mainstream but the
establishment. Afterwards, the opposite opinion is presented, using the example of the phronetic Perestroikans who undertook a last great rebellion against the establishment.

The limits of applied methodologies are presented in detail, of the scientistic (normative rational choice theory) as well as the phronetic kind (applied phronesis). Furthermore, a case is made for the necessity for
a genuinely practical (normative, pragmatic and technical) methodology complementary to an empirical (descriptive, explanatory and prognostic) one.

Appenzeller, Immo, Dubbers, Dirk, Siebig, Hans-Georg, Winnacker, Albrecht (Eds.)

Heidelberger Physiker berichten - Rückblicke auf Forschung in der Physik und Astronomie
Band 3: Mikrokosmos und Makrokosmos

"Reports from Heidelberg’s physicists" is initially planned as a four volume work, in which former lecturers in physics and astronomy at the University of Heidelberg look back at their lives in science and the history of their subjects. The contents of this volume consist of autobiographical lectures presented as part of a lecture series between 2015 and 2016.  The emphasis of this series was on the development of physics in the last third of the twentieth century and the start of the twenty-first century.  This period saw an expansion of the traditional research areas covered by physicists in Heidelberg, as well as an increase in the number of important current research topics including some taken from practical applications. As well as their scientific content, these contributions offer insights into the respective conditions and the way that scientific results are arrived at. The texts reflect the vitality of the spoken lectures and the authenticity of these personal recollections.

Ćurković, Ivan

The Vocal Duets of G. F. Handel and His Italian Contemporaries (c. 1706-1724)

The vocal duets of G. F. Handel are distinguished by a greater musical and dramaturgical diversity compared to the duets of his contemporaries, but this diversity has not yet been systematically examined in different contexts. This study investigates them in two genre traditions, that of the chamber duet and that of the so-called “dramatic duet”, a component of genres such as opera, cantata and serenata. It concentrates on London in the period 1706–1724 in order to explore to what extent Handel's treatment of duets differs from the contributions by his Italian contemporaries, who were either active in London at the time (e. g. G. Bononcini) or whose works were performed parallel to his.