Digitisation and In-depth Indexing of Manuscripts of the Bibliotheca Amploniana in the University Library of Erfurt

Gabor Kuhles: By making the world's largest scientific library of a late medieval scholar, the Bibliotheca Amploniana, should be made available for international research through digital provision and its scientific indexing.

10/2019 - 09/2022

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) :
418180 Euro

Project management


Scientific staff

Thomas Bouillon

Jelica Dietze

Manuela Griesch-Höhn

Dr. Berthold Kreß

Olga Lachenmeier

Andrea Langner

Claudia Möschl

Dr. Katrin Ott

Elke Ulber

In the approved funding phase, 317 Amploniana manuscripts will be digitised by the University Library of Erfurt and made accessible in the Digital Historical Library Erfurt/Gotha(German only) developed by the Thuringian University and State Library Jena (ThULB).

The in-depth indexing refers to 118 medical manuscripts from the digitised collection and is carried out under the direction of the Manuscript Centre Leipzig and distributed in Erfurt and Leipzig. The results of the in-depth indexing will be continuously made available via the manuscript database Manuscripta Mediaevalia and will later be incorporated into a new manuscript portal (Handschriftenportal) which is currently under development.

Further Information on the Project

Further information can be found on the project website "Digitisation and In-depth Indexing of Manuscripts of the Bibliotheca Amploniana" on the pages of the University Library (German only)

Indexing and Digitisation of Collections

Cooperation partner

Research focus

Knowledge, Spaces, and Media

Religion, Society, and World Relations