About Us

Shaftesbury Standard Edition

The Shaftesbury Project is hosted by the Friedrich-Alexander-University at Erlangen and funded, in conjunction with the university, by the German Research Foundation.

Our principle aim is to produce a standard (printed) edition not only of the works sent to press by Shaftesbury during his lifetime, but also  of his unpublished writings and of extant letters to and from the Earl. In addition, we plan to make a selection of documents and textual material available on this web site.

Our critical editions, translations, and commentaries are published by frommann-holzboog in Stuttgart-Bad Canstatt as the Standard Edition.

Some examples of our manuscripts and texts can be viewed here.

Current director of the project:

Rudolf Freiburg (Chair of English Literature, FAU)


Wolfram Benda
Christine Jackson-Holzberg
Patrick Müller
Friedrich A. Uehlein

Advising Coeditor:

Rudolf Freiburg

Present Staff:

Wolfram Benda
Christine Jackson-Holzberg
Patrick Müller

This website is maintained by Simone Broders.