Lecture notes by Luxembourgish students from the 17th and 18th centuries are now available online Let’s study together!

Manuscripts Collection

The National Library of Luxembourg has recently made available online eight valuable manuscripts containing the philosophy lecture notes of students from the former University of Louvain (Leuven).

This initiative, led by the KU Leuven Faculty of Economics and Business, is in preparation for the university’s 600th anniversary in 2025. These intellectual treasures from the 17th and 18th centuries provide a glimpse into the enthusiasm with which Luxembourgish students took notes during their philosophy lectures, occasionally embellishing their writings with diagrams and illustrations.

Dictata magis principalia
© BnL, Ms 682, f. 348r

Thanks to a fruitful collaboration between KU Leuven and a multidisciplinary team at the BnL, these manuscripts, which shaped the minds of past generations, are now available to everyone.

See all digitised manuscripts on eluxemburgensia.lu

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