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    Wir HABen Musik! Konzert zum 450. Jubiläum der HAB

    Vier Ensembles – vier Räume – vier Objekte. Gemeinsam mit der Dauer-Gedächtnis-Stiftung und der Gesellschaft der Freunde lädt die HAB zu einer Konzertveranstaltung am Freitag, 2.12.2022, ein.

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    Die Bibliothek zum Klingen bringen: Ein Wandelkonzert

    In Kooperation mit der Dauer-Gedächtnis-Stiftung und der Gesellschaft der Freunde der HAB

    Lieblingsmusik jederzeit von der „Konserve“ auf dem Handy oder Tablet hören, Musizieren aus fotokopierten Noten, Lieder aus dem Internet herunterladen und direkt an die Mitspieler*innen weiterleiten: Was für uns selbstverständlich ist, kannten Musiker*innen vor 500 Jahren noch nicht.

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    »Wie fühlt es sich an, in einem Buch gefangen zu sein?«

    Stream zu Preisverleihung und Buchperformance

    Die Künstlerin und Autorin Beldan Sezen (New York/Amsterdam) wurde mit dem Künstlerbuchpreis 2022 der Herzog August Bibliothek und der Curt Mast Jägermeister Stiftung ausgezeichnet. Sehen Sie hier die Aufzeichnung des Events.

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    HAB gehört

    The podcast of the Herzog August Bibliothek

    The Herzog August Bibliothek has many faces – both literally and figuratively. In HAB gehört we spotlight them, allowing you to take a closer look at the wide range of content HAB has to offer.

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    Gebete, Gebote, Gebräuche im jüdischen Haus

    Die Hebraica der HAB

    Die Hebraica der HAB, die verborgenen Schätze der Welfen, mit ihren Gebrauchsspuren und Provenienzangaben erlauben ebenso spannende Einblicke in die jüdische Frömmigkeitspraxis wie in die Sammlungsprinzipien der Herzöge und Bibliothekare. Das Projekt bietet eine Analyse der „religiösen Gebrauchsliteratur“ im Judentum und stellt den Korpus der HAB in den Kontext der jüdischen Buchproduktion.

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    Philipp Hainhofer’s Großes Stammbuch

    This album amicorum dating from the first third of the 17th century is an outstanding collection of signatures and illustrations by preeminent figures and an artistic highlight. The aim of the project is to catalogue the text and iconography of the book in depth and to trace the networks of individuals it contains. The project’s findings will be made available in digital form and as a published book.

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Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel

Independent Research Institute for European Cultural History

The Herzog August Bibliothek (HAB) is one of the world's leading research institutions for cultural history. It is the library that provides the basis for this, preserving, cataloguing, expanding and presenting unique holdings. Scholars from all over the world find optimal conditions for their research here.

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Research

The HAB is one of the leading international research centres for the cultural history of the Middle Ages and the early modern period. It is a place of scholarly dialogue and interdisciplinary cooperation.

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Library

The collection of manuscripts and books of Duke Augustus the Younger of Brunswick-Lüneburg forms the core of the Wolfenbüttel Research Library, along with a large number of other collections.

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Culture

With exhibitions, guided tours, workshops, lectures, concerts and readings, the HAB offers a diverse cultural programme.

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Current Projects

 

The historical holdings of the Herzog August Bibliothek form a collection of European culture from the Early Middle Ages to the Enlightenment and beyond that is unique in breadth and depth. Manuscripts, incunabula and prints as well as graphics and paintings, maps and modern artists' books offer a variety of starting points for cataloguing, editing and research projects. The proven hermeneutic approaches of the humanities are complemented and supported by innovative methods of the digital humanities. In addition to publication in print, new forms of digital publishing are being tested to secure the scholarly results.

Projects

VD 17

The project is part of a master plan for digitising the VD 17 bibliography, which ...

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Fellowship Programmes

 

The scholarship programme of the Herzog August Bibliothek has existed for over 30 years and offers funding opportunities for applicants at all stages of their academic career, from doctoral candidates to emeritus professors. The core condition for funding, which is discussed in various selection committees, is the centrality of the Wolfenbüttel holdings for the development of the respective project. All programmes are international and interdisciplinary.


Current Exhibitions

 

Globes and old maps are on permanent display in the museum of the Bibliotheca Augusta. An exhibition on the "Life and Work of Lessing in Wolfenbüttel" is set up in the Lessinghaus. In addition, the HAB regularly presents special exhibitions in which research results and collections are vividly presented and made accessible to the public. Exhibitions of works by modern or contemporary artists, many of whom are also represented in the collection of the Wolfenbüttel Library, are held in the Malerbuchsaal.


Current Publications

 

Monographs, anthologies, exhibition and collection catalogues contain the results of research and cataloguing at the HAB. The variety of topics is as extensive as the scientific activities of the HAB itself. About 250 titles are currently available.