The collected papers of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz are among the largest and richest collections of scholarly papers. Rendering this collection fully accessible by way of historical-critical scholarly editing is the aim of the editorial project Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz: Sämtliche Schriften und Briefe (Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz: Complete Writings and Letters). The project dates back to the early years of the 20th century. After a history full of changing fortunes, since German reunification it has been conducted jointly by the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Lower Saxony, with research units in Berlin, Hanover, Münster and Potsdam. It is thus among the scholarly editions with the longest tradition and the broadest scholarly relevance.

The members of the interacademic leadership commission are:

  • Prof. Dr. Jürgen Stolzenberg (Halle) (Vorsitzender)
  • Prof. Dr. Martin Carrier (Bielefeld)
  • Prof. Dr. Dr. Brigitte Falkenburg (Dortmund)
  • Prof. Dr. Gudrun Gersmann (Köln)
  • Prof. Dr. Martina Hartmann (München)
  • Prof. Dr. Jürgen Mittelstraß (Konstanz)
  • Prof. Dr. Samuel J. Patterson (Göttingen)
  • Prof. Dr. Volker Peckhaus (Paderborn)
  • Prof. Dr. Patricia Radelet-de-Grave (Louvain-la-Neuve)
  • Prof. Dr. Oliver R. Scholz (Münster)

Promoting the Leibniz edition is a key task of the Gottfried-Wilhelm-Leibniz-Gesellschaft (Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Society), founded in Hanover in 1966.

Series Overview

The Academy Leibniz edition is organised into eight series, three for letters (I, II and III) and five for writings (IV, V, VI, VII and VIII). They are distributed among four research units in Hanover, Münster, Potsdam and Berlin.