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.

Research data guidelines

Research data is produced when planning, implementing and documenting scholarly projects. The Herzog August Bibliothek has developed guidelines for handling this data.

More

Text+

Im November 2018 wurde von Bund und Ländern der Aufbau einer Nationalen Forschungsdateninfrastruktur (NFDI) beschlossen, mit dem Ziel der systematischen Erschließung, Vernetzung, Verfügbarmachung und langfristigen ...

More

Handbuch frühneuzeitlicher Grammatiken

Latein war das Fundament der Schulbildung der Frühen Neuzeit. Wie sahen die Lateingrammatiken der Renaissance aus? Welche Gemeinsamkeiten und Unterschiede gab es zwischen ihnen? Was ...

More

VD 17

The project is part of a master plan for digitising the VD 17 bibliography, which envisages as complete a transfer as possible of the literature ...

More

Obrigkeitskritik und Fürstenberatung

Protestantische Hofprediger der Frühen Neuzeit agierten in einem Schnittfeld zwischen höfischer Seelsorge, gelehrten theologischen Diskursen, institutionalisierter Herrschaftsgestaltung, Politikberatung und persönlichem Glauben.

More

Aristotelianism in Helmstedt

The project focused on Aristotelianism as a paradigm of methodology and knowledge systems which became established at many European universities in the early modern era. ...

More

World knowledge

Collecting was a common activity among the aristocratic classes of the early modern era. Coins, books and art as well as all sorts of curiosities ...

More

Intellectual networks

The (two-part) sub-project at the HAB focuses on the scholars Leonhard Christoph Sturm (1669–1719) and Johann Gottfried Lakemacher (1695–1736). Sturm was an architectural theorist, an ...

More

CLARIAH-DE

The two established research infrastructure networks CLARIN-D and DARIAH-DE have been cooperating with great success in recent years. Under the name of CLARIAH-DE, this cooperation ...

More

Manuscript portal

In the coming three years, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation, DFG) will fund the technical development of a national web portal for medieval and ...

More

Manuscripts from German-speaking lands

‘Manuscripts from German-speaking lands’ is a three-year collaboration between the Bodleian Libraries and the Herzog August Bibliothek. Funded by the Polonsky Foundation, the project aims ...

More

The Pietist empire

The project examines the beginnings of the Protestant mission in India in terms of a cultural history of millenarian practice.

More

Ornament and instrument

The university of Helmstedt had one of the largest and most valuable libraries in the empire. Its collection was gradually augmented by manuscripts and printed ...

More

Images from the phial

The aim of this project on the history of knowledge, images and media is to examine examples of book covers in order to produce a ...

More

VD 17 Unique literature

This project was part of a master plan to digitise the VD 17 catalogue, which aims to convert as much of the literature listed in ...

More

DARIAH-DE

DARIAH-DE supports arts and humanities researchers who use digital methods and processes in their work. DARIAH-DE offers resources from a consortium of 16 institutional partners. ...

More

Digital humanities: Data modelling and metadata

A digital research infrastructure was created for the Marbach-Weimar-Wolfenbüttel Research Association (MWW) in cooperation with the digital humanities projects (Weimar/Marbach). The research environment has three ...

More

Early modern scholarly libraries

There is a consensus among scholars researching the early modern era that private book collections are particularly valuable as resources. Scholarly libraries are places for ...

More

Reassembling the Republic of Letters

The revolution in communications in the early modern age allowed scholars to correspond with others all over Europe. The result was an international, knowledge-based social ...

More

Emblematica Online

Emblematica Online was a collaborative project between Herzog August Bibliothek (HAB) and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Its goal was to facilitate the ...

More

Media history of the Psalms

A sub-project of the research project ‘Text and Frame: The Presentation of Canonical Works.’ Conducted by the Marbach-Weimar-Wolfenbüttel Research Association (MWW)

More

Economy and utopia

The immense significance of agriculture for the economy in the early modern period is reflected in the extensive writings on the subject from the 16th ...

More

Spinoza bibliography online

The Spinoza bibliography is intended as a resource providing a record of literature by and on Spinoza that is as comprehensive as possible. In addition ...

More

Philipp Hainhofer

Art entrepreneur Philipp Hainhofer (1578–1647), a native of Augsburg, was one of the most significant early 17th-century figures north of the Alps in terms of ...

More

Digital Humanities

In cooperation with the Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen (Göttingen Academy of Sciences, AWG), the Archäologisches Institut at the Universität Göttingen, the Göttingen Centre for ...

More

Genealogical Forests

In the early modern period, European political, social and cultural systems were largely determined by individual royal houses and the complex relationships between the dynasties.

More

Nikolaj Karamzin (1766-1826)

Before Alexander Pushkin burst onto the scene, Nikolay Mikhailovich Karamzin was a unique embodiment within Russian culture of a pro-European disposition. This first German biography ...

More

Europeana Regia

The purpose of Europeana Regia was to create a European corpus of digitised manuscripts – all of them furnishing impressive testimony of writing and art ...

More

Manuscript documentation

The project was conducted between 2005 and 2007. Its purpose was to create a database that would make it possible to access a bibliography of ...

More

Luther catalogue

This catalogue of contemporary printed works by and on Luther from 1513 to 1546 (not including editions of the Bible) was published as part of ...

More

Thesaurus eruditionis

The aim of this project was to set up a collection of digital reference works containing frequently used textbooks and reference works of the early ...

More

The Enlightenment in Russia

The term просвеще́ние (enlightenment) was already used in medieval Russia to denote divine illumination. In the second half of the 18th century it took on ...

More

Medication and confectionary

The aim of the project is to give a precise overview of the activities and networking undertaken by an apothecary’s shop in the early modern ...

More

dünnhaupt digital

The project set out to digitise approximately 2,000 works drawn from Gerhard Dünnhaupt’s Personalbibliographien zu den Drucken des Barock (Stuttgart 1990–1993) as well as selected ...

More

Lessing portal

The body of translations by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing encompasses roughly 40 heterogeneous titles and 7,000 printed pages. They range from plays and essays, short stories, ...

More

Database for Gothic binding stamps

In its capacity as the medieval manuscripts centre for northern Germany, the Manuscripts Department of the Herzog August Bibliothek has spent more than 30 years ...

More

Rubens online

This research project about the painter, businessman and diplomat Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640) was conducted in cooperation with the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart ...

More

HAB 2.0

As a research library for European cultural history in the medieval and early modern eras, the Herzog August Bibliothek (HAB) in Wolfenbüttel assists international specialists ...

More

AEDit Frühe Neuzeit

The project aimed to create a shared ‘trusted’ repository by bringing together research projects on editions and texts from the early modern era and creating ...

More