The collaboration was funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung until 2007 and by the DFG and NEH from 2009 onwards via the joint German American funding line Bilateral Digital Humanities Program.

In the DFG-funded project ‘Linked Open Emblem Data’ further emblem books in the HAB holdings were documented and all the emblem data was published as linked open data.

In cooperation with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)

Further information on material and research:

  • Overview of the emblem books catalogued as part of the project ‘Linked Open Emblem Data’
  • Full-text search of documented emblem books
  • Selected publications
  • Pre-1750 emblem books at the HAB (no secondary forms)


The other research projects:



Funding: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation, DFG), National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Duration: January 2003 – January 2018
Project participant: Andrea Opitz,  Dr Johannes Mangei (contact)