The Repertorium Academicum Germanicum (RAG) is a research project that records and evaluates the biographical, social and cultural data of university scholars of the Holy Roman Empire. The prosopographic database of the RAG contains information on the elites of the medieval student body: Masters or Licentiates of Arts and graduates of the three higher faculties (jurisprudence, theology and medicine). Additionally nongraduates from the noblity who attended an university are also taken into account.
Not registered are nongraduate visitors of the arts faculties (scholares simplices) as well as graduates with lower degrees (baccalaurii artium).
The aim of the RAG is to develop the history of the cultural reach of a pre-modern intellectual leadership group and to gain a comprehensive insight into the medieval origins of the modern knowledge society with around 60,000 people.
The illustrations on the website are published here courtesy of the University Library of Basel and the Bavarian State Archives, Secret House Archive.