William Stern has been one of the outstanding pioneers of psychology. We owe him, among other things, the development of the intelligence quotient, the tone variator, the first institute of applied psychology, and differential psychology. At only 38 years old, he received an honorary doctorate from Clark University. April 29, 2021 marks the 150th anniversary of his birth.more
After more than six years of work from 2013 to 2019 we are pleased to publish the estate of the psychologist Georg Ernst Anschütz.more
A new finding aid is available: Helmut von Bracken (1899-1984)11/22/2016
After several years of work, we are very proud to present a new finding aid for the papers of "Helmut von Bracken (1899-1984)".more
It sounds like a high-tech-story but has it’s origins in a time long ago. It is small, too, but far away from nano-size. Nevertheless, it was made visible in “nano”, the 3sat science magazine.more
When the Adolf-Würth-Center earned important parts of the philosopher and psychologist Carl Stumpfs (1848-1936) estate as private donation, Professor Armin Stock rapidly realized that this would lead to a new exhibition. On May 22, it was now opened with a small ceremony.more
Rediscovered: Karl Marbe’s „Nachlass“07/24/2014
For several decades, the “Nachlass” of Karl Marbe presumed lost. As recently as 2013 and after an extensive research, the AWZ succeeded to retrieve many documents belonging to Karl Marbe’s “Nachlass”. A finding aid was produced and is now available for further historic research.
The privately owned historically significant Nachlass of Carl Stumpf (1848-1936) has been given to the Adolf-Würth-Center for the History of Psychology.more
We are happy to offer the preliminary program of the forthcoming ESHHS-Conference under the following link:
Unknown Lewin Films online available02/01/2013
We are very happy to make six of Kurt Lewin's films, which were so far unknown, online available. The films were produced between 1933 and approx. 1940. They show Lewin's familiy and possibly some early studies of infantile eating behavior.more
Hermann von Helmholtz’s research into hearing12/20/2012
H. v. Helmholtz (1821–1894) conducted detailed research into the physiology and psychophysics of hearing. In a computer animation we show the structure and functionality of the acoustic organ und thus remind of the Helmholtz’s research achievement.more
Time for a change12/20/2012
After almost three years the exhibition “First steps of experimental psychology” has recently been brought to an end. Amongst others the last visitors were students from California who created the following video. Soon we will open a new exhibition about Hermann v. Helmholtz.
An exhibition dedicated to Hermann von Helmholtz, one of the most meaningful scientists of the 19th century, can be visited again in the Adolf–Würth–Center for the History of Psychology from January 7th 2014.more
Finding Aid for Booklets09/20/2012
A new finding aid of more than hundered pages for our collection of booklets is online.
Click here to download the searchable pdf-file.more
Announcement: ESHHS-Conference 201307/23/2012
The next conference of the ESHHS will take place from 30th of July to 2nd of August 2013 at the Oswald Külpe Lecture Hall at the University of Würzburg. You can view some pre-conference video-impressions here. Further information will follow.more
Offprints finding aid online07/17/2012
The archival collection of the Adolf-Würth-Center contains a large number of offprints as of 1875 newly compiled in a finding aid available here. Hardcopies can be ordered.more