Historical commission of the Saxon Academy of Sciences in Leipzig

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The Historical Commission of the Saxon Academy of Sciences in Leipzig is a commission of the Saxon Academy , which was founded in 1846. The Free State of Saxony is committed to sponsorship in Article 121 of its constitution and on May 30, 1994 converted the Academy into a corporation under public law .

The commission includes academy members from the historical disciplines and specialists who have emerged with their work on the Saxon and Central German regional history . The medieval historian Wolfgang Huschner is the secretary of the philological-historical class.

“It promotes the research and scientific presentation of the history of the Saxon states in their historical areas and works with the historical commissions of the neighboring central German states of Thuringia and Saxony-Anhalt. It forms a forum for discussing fundamental and conceptual questions, for exchanging views on methodological problems and for mutual information about new developments in the field of national history. It regards it as its task to make the public aware of Saxon history, to support official bodies with expert opinions on the preservation of Saxon tradition and history, to stimulate scientific undertakings and to support regional historical publications. "

Historical commissions usually also exist for the German regions .


  • Saskia Paul: "To be strong in spirit, clear in the world, firmly in the service of our people" - The Saxon Academy of Sciences in Leipzig from its reorganization to the academy reform (1945–1974) . Hirzel, Stuttgart / Leipzig 2015, ISBN 978-3-7776-2536-2 (also dissertation, University of Leipzig 2013).

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