Projects by researchers at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń have received funding from the National Programme for the Development of the Humanities (NPRH) under the ‘National Heritage’ and ‘Universalia 2.2’ competitions. The aim of the NPRH is to provide funding opportunities for projects of significant importance to the state’s scientific and educational policy.
The first funded project is ‘Chronicle of the Cistercians of Pelplin – compilation and edition’. The aim of the project is to copy, compile, prepare for publication and publish the text of two volumes of the chronicle – one of the most important sources for the history of Pomerania in the Middle Ages and in modern times.
The second project supported by the NPRH is the ‘Letters of St Augustine – translation and commentary’. The collection of St Augustine’s correspondence is the largest collection of early Christian Latin letters written from the 80s of the 4th century to 430. The collected documents provide insights into the way the inhabitants of Roman North Africa, Italy, Gaul and Spain understood the world at that time.