Current Projects

Cataloguing and partial digitisation of the historical collection of the library of the Protestant Ministry of Erfurt

Digitisation Project "Gotha Numismatica digital"

The Gotha Research Library preserves an important numismatic collection of historical prints and manuscripts. It is an expression of the collecting interests of the Gotha dukes and learned numismatists, who were responsible for expanding the numismatic collections at the Gotha court since the end of the 17th century. Among their 225 numismatic manuscripts are famous works such as the Magnum Ac Novum Opus, which Jacopo Strada produced in the mid-16th century, first for Johann Jakob Fugger of Augsburg and then for Duke Albrecht V of Bavaria, in 30 volumes and with over 9,000 drawings. Individual indices and handwritten inventories of the coin collection are also continually consulted by researchers.

In the project funded by the Thuringian State Chancellery, 117 manuscripts are being digitised and around 50,000 images put online. The results will be presented in the library's digital collections (DHB) as well as in other national and international portals. The project thus supports research into numismatics as a leading discipline of early modern scholarship and the history of the coin collection at the court of the Ernestine dukes in Gotha.

Duration: 04/2024 - 12/2024

Funding amount of the overall project: 80,342 euros

Project group
Head: PD Dr. Monika Müller
Scientific assistance: Daniel Faustmann, B.A.

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Theologians’ Correspondence in the Southwest of the Empire in the Early Modern Period (1550-1620)

The Gotha Research Library is involved in this project as a co-operation partner.

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