online edition; History of science; Hermann; Scheuchzer; History of mathematics; Correspondence; Bernoulli
Nagel Fritz (2013), Bernoulliana in Goethes Autographensammlung, in J. Eckle u. D. von Engelhardt (ed.), Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina/Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft Stuttgart, Halle (Saale), 327-336.
Nagel Fritz (2012), Review of: Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, Mathematische Schriften, hrsg. von der Leibniz-Forschungsstelle Hannover der Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen beim Leibniz-Archiv der Gottfried Wilhelm Le, in Niedersächsisches Jahrbuch für Landesgeschichte
, 83, 286-387.
Gehr Sulamith, Nagel Fritz (2012), Zürich und Basel im Dialog. Johann Jakob Scheuchzers Korrespondenz mit Johann I Bernoulli, in Leu Urs B. (ed.), achius, Zug, 181-207.
Gehr Sulamith, Nagel Fritz, Eine kommentierte Edition der Bernoulli-Scheuchzer-Korrespondenzen, in: Basler Edition der Bernoulli-Briefwechsel
, Universitätsbibliothek Basel, Basel.
The subject of the submitted research project is an online edition, complete with commentary, of the correspondence of Johann I Bernoulli (1667-1748) with Johannes Scheuchzer (1684-1738), brother of Johann Jakob Scheuchzer, as well as the correspondence of Nicolaus I Bernoulli (1687-1759), Nicolaus II Bernoulli (1695-1726) and Jacob Hermann (1678-1733) with Johann Jakob Scheuchzer (1672-1733) and Johannes Scheuchzer. An interdisciplinary edition of the correspondence of Johann I Bernoulli with Johann Jakob Scheuchzer, financed by third-party funds, is ongoing and will be ready at the beginning of the new project in 2012. An advantage of this project is that it will be able to make use of work conducted up until 2012 and to draw on the competence of external Scheuchzer experts who are already involved in the current project.All the exchanges of letters mentioned above are closely connected with one another and, together, form a substantial part of the entire Bernoulli correspondence. The project submitted here will consider the contents of many of the most important letters which testify to the scientific network and exchange of information in Switzerland during the first half of the 18th century. By studying the dialogues of the scientists in these letters, one can follow in detail the reception and distribution of new scientific ideas and methods in different fields as well as their dissemination in the literary culture of Europe.In the last few years the unpublished letters of the Bernoulli-Scheuchzer correspondence have aroused increasing interest in the field of the history of science in general, and in the field of Swiss history in particular. The edition of these letters will therefore accomplish an existing scientific desideratum and will be able to give new stimulus to current ongoing research.The edition proposed here is part of an already-existing electronic “Basler Edition der Bernoulli-Briefwechsel”. It will be executed, as in the past, in close collaboration with the University Library of Basel supported by the Zentralbibliothek, Zürich. The latter institution has already placed at our disposal the scans of their manuscripts and given us permission to publish them; this agreement will also apply to our new project.The text of the letters will be edited according to the editorial rules established for the edition of the Bernoulli correspondence in general. To conform to the existing publications, the edition of the letters of this new project will present the metadata and the transcriptions of the letters; comments regarding the form of the text as well as its content will be provided in footnotes. The transcriptions will be connected via electronic links to high-resolution facsimiles of the original manuscripts. The metadata and the content of the letters can be studied by means of different search functions. The edition will be published in the existing Bernoulli internet portal hosted by the University Library of Basel, where it will be available in open access form.The whole project submitted here will be part of the activities of the Bernoulli-Euler-Center founded recently by the University of Basel. Close collaboration with the Euler edition, also hosted there, is guaranteed.