Please note: The lectures are given in German.


Monday, 12 September 2022
The Book Cover as a Medium of the Renaissance and Reformation. New Approaches to the Study of Pictorial Cover Design
Herzog-Ernst Cabinet, Friedenstein Castle
Concept and direction: Dr. Daniel Gehrt

The workshop will focus on pictorial binding design in the 16th and early 17th centuries. In an exchange with scholars from various disciplines, it will explore the potential of this field of research and look for new approaches. It is part of the library's activities focusing on the history of Protestantism.


Thursday, 29 September to Friday, 30 September 2022
Interdisciplinary workshop
The Recipient is in the Work - Experience of Difference and Reference to the Addressee in Representations of Travel in the 15th-18th Centuries
Duke Ernst Cabinet, Friedenstein Castle
Conception and direction: PD Dr. Susanne Friedrich (Erfurt/Munich), PD Dr. Monika Müller

Pilgrimages, educational journeys, expeditions, missions or trade: travelers made experiences of difference which they recorded, for example, in texts, pictures and maps. The interdisciplinary workshop will look at these works from a media and cultural-historical perspective and will draw on the large collection of travel literature at the Gotha Research Library.


Friday, 11 November 2022
Digital Knowledge and Collection Visualisation. New Approaches and Perspectives for Digital Collections
Hall of Mirrors, Friedenstein Castle
Concept and direction: Dr. Hendrikje Carius

The workshop examines current methods, approaches and tools for strategically preparing digital collections for presentation in digital space, exploring them in different usage scenarios, researching them or experimenting with them creatively.