Thanks to a generous grant from the German Academy of Sciences (Union der deutschen Akademien der Wissenschaften), the historical-critical edition of the complete works of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels will be safeguarded for the future.
The Marx-Engels Gesamtausgabe (MEGA) is a joint project of the IISH, the Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften and the Russian RGASPI. In 1990 these institutions established the Internationale Marx-Engels Stiftung (IMES).
Various international teams are preparing volumes for this grand project. The BBAW applied for the subsidy. The Marx-Engels archive is at the IISH.
Thanks to this subsidy, ten volumes will appear in print in the future. The remaining documents will be published in digitized form. The project is due to run for sixteen years.