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1. Terminology

In Germany the title curator (Latin: “administrator,” “head”; German Kurator), borrowed from the official titles of magistrates in ancient Rome, was borne by civil servants entrusted with direct supervision of a university by the territorial sovereign or government. If a single individual held the office, he was called curator, director, superintendent, or chancellor (borrowing terminology from the medieval university chancellor). A su…

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Gerber, Stefan, “Curator”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 28 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_022937>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20170206

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