Repertorium Academicum Germanicum (RAG)

The Repertorium Academicum Germanicum (RAG) is a research project that collects, visualizes and evaluates biographical, social and cultural data of 60'000 university scholars of the Holy Roman Empire 1250-1550.
The aim of the RAG is to reconstruct the history of the cultural reach of a pre-modern intellectual leadership group and to gain a comprehensive insight into the medieval origins of the modern knowledge society.


Project Team

Project leaders: Rainer Schwinges, Christian Hesse, Kaspar Gubler
Team Bern, Switzerland:
Team Giessen, Germany:


Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities
Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences