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Project H

Syntheses: Online Encyclopedia (Compendicum Heroicum)

Prof. Dr. Anna Schreurs-Morét
Prof. Dr. Ralf von den Hoff


The online encyclopedia “Compendium heroicum” brings together research results of the SFB. This project thus analyzes and informs about the social meaning, semantics and mediality of the heroic from antiquity to the twenty-first century, while also extensively contributing to the question of the meaning that heroic figures have for a society. The Compendium heroicum will be completed during the funding period to become a comprehensive work of reference for the study of heroization processes. This project cooperates with the Free University of Berlin’s “Open Encyclopedia System” project.