The working group meets annually to address a broad spectrum of issues relating to the Middle Ages. Its tasks include the conducting of further research into the extensive holdings of manuscripts at the Herzog August Bibliothek and organising regular talks on medieval manuscript culture.

The working group’s scholarly activities are coordinated by a committee.

The current members of the committee are:

  • Prof. Dr. Alessandra Beccarisi, Geschichte der Philosophie, Mittelalterliche Geschichte - Universita di Foggia, Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici, Lettere, Beni Culturali, Scienze della Formazione
  • Prof. Dr. Carmen Cardelle de Hartmann, Lateinische Philologie des Mittelalters und der Neuzeit - Universität Zürich, Seminar für Griechische und Lateinische Philologie
  • Prof. Dr. Regula Forster, Islamische Geschichte und Kultur - Universität Tübingen, Abteilung Orient- und Islamwissenschaft
  • Prof. Dr. Martina Giese, Mittelalterliche Geschichte und Historische Grundwissenschaften - Universität Würzburg, Institut für Geschichte
  • Prof. Dr. Sabine Griese, Germanistische Mediävistik, Vorsitzende des Arbeitskreises - Universität Leipzig, Institut für Germanistik
  • Prof. Dr. Michael Klaper, Musikwissenschaft/Ältere Musikgeschichte, Stellvertretender Vorsitzender des Arbeitskreises - Universität Jena/Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt, Institut für Musikwissenschaft Weimar-Jena
  • Prof. Dr. Claudine Moulin, Germanistik/Ältere deutsche Philologie - Historische Linguistik des Deutschen - Universität Trier
  • Prof. Dr. Peter Schmidt, Kunstgeschichte des Mittelalters - Universität Hamburg, Kunstgeschichtliches Seminar


Planned events:

Registerkulturen 2024

Sommerkurs 2023


Annual conference 2019
Workshop ‘A transdisciplinary perspective on current issues’
Conference report in H/Soz/Kult

Annual conference 2018
‘Medieval cultures of citation’ (Conference report will be published in 2023)

Annual conference 2016
Workshop ‘Digital editions’

Annual conference 2015
‘Medieval cultures of reference’
Verweiskulturen des Mittelalters – HAB

Annual conference 2013
‘Consequences of Digitisation’
Plus Claudine Moulin in annot@tio

Annual conference 2011
‘A research perspective on digitising medieval manuscripts’, position paper printed in ZfdA 114, 2011, pp. 416–420, online)

Further information on the conference programmes can be found on the right-hand side in the ‘Download’ section.

Guest institutions

There are also several guest institutions based at the Herzog August Bibliothek. They are fully integrated into the site and close cooperation is maintained with them.