Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities(founded) * 1752 (Royal Society) * 1918 (Prussian Academy) * 1992 (modern charter) }} | type = | status = treaty | purpose = | headquarters = Jägerstrasse 22/23
D-10117 Berlin, Germany | location = | coords = | membership = | language = German | leader_title = President | leader_name = Martin Grötschel | leader_title2 = Vice-Presidents | leader_name2 = | main_organ = Board of Directors | parent_organization = German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina | budget = | num_staff = 450 | website = }} The Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (), abbreviated BBAW, is the official academic society for the natural sciences and humanities for the German states of Berlin and Brandenburg. Housed in three locations in and around Berlin, Germany, the BBAW is the largest non-university humanities research institute in the region.
The BBAW was constituted in 1992 by formal treaty between the governments of Berlin and Brandenburg on the basis of several older academies, including the historic Prussian Academy of Sciences from 1700 and East Germany's Academy of Sciences of the German Democratic Republic from 1946. By this tradition, past members include the Brothers Grimm, Wilhelm and Alexander von Humboldt, Lise Meitner, Theodor Mommsen, Albert Einstein, and Max Planck. Today the BBAW operates as a public law corporation under the auspices of the German National Academy of Sciences, and has over 300 fellows and 250 additional staff members. Its elected scientific membership has included 78 Nobel laureates.
The BBAW operates several subsidiary research centers. Projects include compiling large dictionaries; editing texts from ancient, medieval, and modern history; and editing the classical literature from diverse fields. Notable examples include ''Inscriptiones Graecae'', the ''Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum'', the ''German Dictionary'' (), the ''Ancient Egyptian Dictionary'' (''Altägyptisches Wörterbuch''), the bibliography of works by Alexander von Humboldt, and a scholarly edition of the works of Ludwig Feuerbach. Provided by Wikipedia
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