In order to strengthen the cooperation that they had already been practising for several years, the three institutions joined forces in 2013 to set up the Marbach-Weimar-Wolfenbüttel Research Association (MWW) with the support of the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (Federal Ministry of Education and Research, BMBF). This association provides an organisational framework for carrying out research projects, expanding digital research infrastructures, developing a common scholarship programme and enhancing international exchange.
Projects at the HAB conducted within the scope of the MWW
- Intellectual networks: Early modern scholarly libraries as places of knowledge and communication
- World knowledge: The cosmopolitan collecting interests of the early modern nobility
- Digital methods of collection research (digital humanities)
- Structure and concept of a digital publishing environment
- Zeitschrift für digitale Geisteswissenschaften (ZfdG)
- The production and reception of psalters (c.1450–1700)
- Early modern scholarly libraries
- The early modern portrait of the author as a publishing product
- Digital humanities: Data modelling and metadata
- Images of authors in the early modern period and their social and epistemic productivity
An open-access journal for digital humanities published by the MWW in conjunction with the Verband Digital Humanities im deutschsprachigen Raum (Association of Digital Humanities in German-Speaking Countries, DHd): www.zfdg.de.
Zeitschrift für Ideengeschichte (ZIG)
This quarterly journal for the history of ideas has been published since 2007 by the Deutsche Literaturarchiv Marbach, Klassik Stiftung Weimar, Herzog August Bibliothek and the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin: www.z-i-g.de.
Promoting young talent
Research placements for international students
A programme run by the MWW that offers students who are in the latter stages of their degrees an opportunity to become familiar with the wide scope of work in a modern research library.