Hegel and the hermeneutical Philosophy

Hegel worked many years in the same city and at the same university as Daniel Friedrich Schleiermacher, the founder of the hermeneutical philosophy. Schleiermacher lived in his shadow, trying to develop a hermeneutical thinking as an alternative to the idealism of the spirit, under the influence of Hegel's overwhelming and all-explaining philosophical system.
Wilhem Dilthey, the second important figure for the establishment of the modern hermeneutical philosophy, criticized the idealism of Hegel and his disciples for its absolutism and speculativity (apriorism) on the one hand, but on the other - he applied some of central Hegel's categories, e.g. that of objective spirit, in his own hermeneutical theory.
Hans-Georg Gadamer has often said that he himself feels more a follower of Hegel then of Kant, especially - but not only - because of role of history and tradition as a social substance determining the understanding acts of a human subject.
Hegel's thinking seems to be a big challenge and the source of inspiration to the Hermeneutical Philosophy. I'd like to investigate the depth of this influence and to publish the results in book form.