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Launch of the Critical Edition's Web Portal

Launched in November 2023, the web portal of the Critical Complete Edition makes various unpublished texts by Arendt and tools for analyzing them freely available.                

News from Nov 14, 2023

In 2020, the Critical Edition of Hannah Arendt's Complete Works was accepted for long-term funding by the German Research Foundation (DFG). Since November 14, 2023, Arendt's texts are available digitally via the edition's newly launched web portal. Access was opened with lectures and a festive event at the Cluster of Excellence "Temporal Communities" at Freie Universität Berlin.

Via the web portal, Arendt's texts are for the first time accessible in their entirety, in scholarly versions and including thousands of unpublished pages from the estate, starting with Arendt's early work Rahel Varnhagen. Lebensgeschichte einer deutschen Jüdin / The Life of a Jewish Woman, the collection Sechs Essays / Die verborgene Tradition and Arendt's unfinished project The Modern Challenge to Tradition.

Numerous typescripts and supplementary documents from Arendt's writing workshop are also freely accessible, like the printed texts in different versions including facsimiles, comprehensively annotated, enriched with metadata and in all variants—a treasure chest for all Arendt researchers and enthusiasts who want to take a look at the genesis of her texts and the full diversity of her work.

The web portal for the edition can be accessed at www.hannah-arendt-edition.net.

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