Founded in 1846 under the name of Royal Saxon Society for the Sciences, the Saxon Academy of Sciences and Humanities is rooted in the idea of the academy formed by Leibniz to unite "theoriam cum praxi". More than 200 scientists of all disciplines meet regularly to exchange views, examine methods and results of specialist studies in interdisciplinary discussion and engage in long-term basic research. Right now, the Academy is responsible for more than 20 research projects in the humanities. The Academy looks back on a particularly long tradition concerning the compilation of dictionaries. They cover a broad range of languages and dialects including, for example, Ancient Egyptian, Old High German and large-area dialects. The Academy's research also focuses on history and regional studies. Annotated editions of collected works and editions of letters also deserve to be mentioned, as well as studies from the field of the history of science.