The research institutions located on the Gotha Research Campus of the University of Erfurt - Gotha Research Library and Gotha Research Centre as well as the Centre for Transcultural Studies / Perthes Collection - are participating together with other partners in the so-called NFDI-4Memory consortium led by the Leibniz Institute for European History (IEG) in Mainz. 4Memory is one of several consortia in Germany that are working together to build a long-term and sustainable National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI) for the digital age.

03/2023 - 02/2028

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

Project management

Prof. Dr. Martin Mulsow
Director (Gotha Research Centre)
Dr. Kathrin Paasch
Library Director (Gotha Research Library)
Director (Centre for Transcultural Studies / Perthes Collection)

cooperation partners

several cooperation partners, including 11 co-applicants and 72 participants


"NFDI4memory" addresses the historically working humanities as well as all sciences that methodically use historical data for their epistemological interest. The consortium relies on close cooperation between historical researchers, information infrastructures and GLAM institutions (GLAM stands for "Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums", i.e. cultural institutions and memory organizations. GLAMs are public institutions, usually funded or supported by the public sector, that collect, preserve and develop cultural heritage).

In various task areas, the aim is to work together to standardize digital research practices, to make existing data models compatible and thus usable for everyone, to develop appropriate know-how for the collection, preservation and use of digital research data and thus to create a sustainable infrastructure for this data.

Planned participation of the Gotha research institutions in the task areas:

Gotha Research Library

  • Task Area 2: Data Connectivity
  • Task Area 4: Data Literacy
  • Task Area 5: Data Culture

Gotha Research Centre

  • Task Area 2: Data Connectivity
  • Task Area 3: Data Services
  • Task Area 5: Data Culture

Centre for Transcultural Studies / Gotha Perthes Collection // Professorship for 19th Century Global History

  • Task Area 5: Data Culture

For more information please visit the project website.

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