Research projects

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Cartographic sources and territorial transformations of Ethiopia since the late 18th century - ETHIOMAP
Project management
Prof. Dr. Iris Schröder
Duration
01/2016 - 01/2019
Funding
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG):
106 000 €
The research project consists of two partner projects which are being carried out in parallel in France (funded by the ANR) and in Germany (funded by the DFG). The aim of the research project is the systematic collection, classification and analysis of historical maps from and about Ethiopia, which are often unknown in Ethiopian research.
Charts - Oceans
Project management
Several
Duration
07/2018 - 04/2022
Funding
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF):
1 100 000 €
Iris Schröder & Felix Schürmann: Maps have hitherto led a marginal existence in the history of globalization. Sea and ocean charts receive even less attention, despite their unique visualization of maritime spaces and their inherent global connections. The aim of the joint project is to use sea and ocean charts to tell a little-known story in the period of transformation dating from the mid-19th to the mid-20th century.
CoMOR: "Configurations of European Fairs. Merchants, Objects, Routes (1350-1600)"
Project management
Prof. Dr. Susanne Rau
Duration
04/2020 - 10/2023
Funding
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG):
600 000 €
Susanne Rau: "CoMOR" (Configurations of European Fairs. Merchants, Objects, Routes) will examine the history of European fairs from the perspective of increasing market integration in the period from around 1320 (end of the Champagne fairs) to 1630 (decline of the Besançon fairs).
Courtly Cultural Areas in Central Germany
Project management
Dr. Kathrin Paasch
Duration
02/2014 - 09/2017
Funding
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG):
147 000 €
Kathrin Paasch: Occasional writings belong to a literary genre that is considered to be one of the most productive sources of information on personalities in the early modern period. The aim of the project is to research a source inventory of 7,455 personal occasional writings of the court from the first appearance of humanism until the end of the 18th century.
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Digital Indexing of the Estate of Jan Tschichold
Project management
Prof. Dr. Dr. Patrick Rössler
Duration
10/2019 - 04/2021
Funding
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG):
110 000 €
Patrick Rössler: The importance of pictoral representations in the process of political communications is undisputed, but little is known about the standards of media image reporting in the first half of the 20th century. The aim of the proposed research project is therefore identifying empirically supported findings on longer, possibly even decades-spanning developments in this area, in order to arrive at statements about continuities and discontinuities in visual political communication and to…
Digital Portal "Ungarndeutsches Zweisprachigkeits- und Sprachkontaktkorpus" (UZSK)
Project management
Prof. Dr. Dr. Csaba Földes
Duration
09/2015 - 03/2019
Funding
Kulturstaatsministerin für Kultur und Medien (BKM):
89 000 €
The subject matter is a multilingual culture with specific structures of expression and patterns of use of German. In terms of content, the project is to be placed within the framework of diatopically oriented variational linguistics (keyword: Regionalsprachen- bzw. Sprachdynamikforschung - regional language or language dynamics research) on the one hand, and within that of bi- or multilingualism research and contact linguistics on the other.
Digitisation and In-depth Indexing of Manuscripts of the Bibliotheca Amploniana in the University Library of Erfurt
Project management
Gabor Kuhles
Duration
10/2019 - 09/2025
Funding
Several donors
943 130 €
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.
Disinformation Context and the Emergence of Fact-Checking Organisations in Europe and Latin America
Project management
Several
Duration
08/2022 - 07/2025
In her research project, Dr Regina Cazzamatta examines different environments in which disinformation arises and how so-called fact-checking organisations in Europe and Latin America deal with it.
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Educational Landscape and Knowledge Culture
Project management
Several
Duration
07/2014 - 05/2017
Funding
Several donors
290 000 €
Gotha was one of the most important centres of innovation in early modern European educational history. In the project, collections-based research will be carried out using the educational history sources collected in the 17th and early 18th centuries with the aim of making the hitherto almost unknown holdings accessible to science and the public and demonstrating their potential for international research in educational history.
Expansion of the Gotha Research Library into a Research and Study Centre for the Cultural History of Protestantism in the Early Modern Period
Project management
Dr. Kathrin Paasch
Duration
03/2015 - 02/2018
Funding
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG):
534 000 €
The Gotha Research Library preserves an outstanding collection of sources on the cultural history of Protestantism in the early modern period. This is the basis of the six-year infrastructure project funded by the DFG (German Research Foundation), in which the library combines coordinated activities for the cataloguing and preservation of this important and hitherto largely unexplored material with the further development of its digital services and transfers the results of its work to science…
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Globalisation and Local Knowledge
Project management
Prof. Dr. Susanne Rau
Duration
09/2012 - 02/2016
Funding
Several donors
300 000 €
The research project is to be understood as a pilot project, which is intended to comprehensively demonstrate the research potential of the cartographic-geographical "The Gotha Perthes Collection" acquired by the Free State of Thuringia in 2003 for the first time. In addition, it is intended to contribute to the further development of the collection and to establish a virtual map laboratory, the "GlobMapLaboratory".
Gothaische Zeitung digital (1850-1918). Digitalisierung und Online-Präsentation
Project management
Dr. Dietrich Hakelberg
Duration
08/2020 - 04/2022
Funding
Staatskanzlei des Freistaats Thüringen:
55 042 €
As the historical state library of the territories of Saxony-Gotha-Altenburg and Saxony-Coburg and Gotha, the Gotha Research Library collects the regional print production in possible completeness and makes it publicly accessible. The "Gothaische Zeitung. Gothaer neueste Nachrichten" is as a long-lasting regional periodical a valuable source of political, social and economic historical information.
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Jacopo Stradas Magnum ac Novum Opus
Project management
Prof. Dr. Martin Mulsow
Duration
11/2015 - 05/2022
Funding
Several donors
1 263 000 €
Jacopo Strada (ca. 1515-1588), antiquarian, architect and antique dealer, created a corpus of 30 volumes, the Magnum ac Novum Opus, for his patron Johann Jakob Fugger in the mid-16th century. The project is intended to bring together the entire corpus for the first time, analyse it in its historical and artistic context, research its sources and work out its significance for the history of numismatics and antiquarian research in the 16th century.
Journalists and their audience in the digital age
Project management
PD Dr. Nicole Podschuweit
Duration
05/2021 - 04/2024
Funding
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF):
460 000 €
Nicole Podschuweit: The project uses qualitative and quantitative surveys to investigate how reciprocal expectations and their fulfilment or violation influence journalism-audience relations and social developments. Within this framework, the Erfurt sub-project illuminates the perspective of the audience.
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KarAfAs – Cartographies of Africa and Asia
Project management
Several
Duration
02/2021 - 01/2023
Funding
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF):
370 000 €
The subject of this indexing are the maps of Africa and Asia published until 1945 - a total of 35,349 map sheets - as a central core holdings of the Perthes Collection preserved by the Gotha Research Library of the University of Erfurt. The online presentation and permanent storage of the digital copies will take place in the Digital Historical Library Erfurt/Gotha, which is maintained and hosted by the Thuringian University and State Library Jena (ThULB). In this way, the maps will be made…
Kulturtechniken des Sammelns (Cooperation project Cultural Techniques of Collecting)
Project management
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Struck
Duration
01/2023 - 12/2025
Funding
Several donors
335 000 €
The project serves to establish a sustainable research infrastructure that connects the research group "Kulturtechniken des Sammelns" (Cultural Techniques of Collecting) at the University of Erfurt and other researchers at the Universities of Weimar and Jena with the various collection institutions in Gotha.
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LINKED - Music Learning in Postdigital Communities
Project management
Several
Duration
12/2017 - 03/2021
Funding
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF):
359 000 €
The collaborative project MuBiTec addresses the special educational potential that results from the mediamorphosis of artistic-musical practice in the context of digital mobile technologies.
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MusCoDA – Musical Communities in the (Post)Digital Age
Project management
Several
Duration
12/2020 - 11/2024
Funding
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF):
422 000 €
MusCoDA examines songwriting processes as an example of collective creativity in (post-)digital communities. The Paderborn (University) sub-project focuses on informal bands, while the Erfurt sub-project looks at songwriting in schools. Collaborative and cooperative learning in divergent educational contexts will be researched, the intertwining of informal and formal self-learning processes in digitally networked communities will be reconstructed, the respective constitutive role of digital and…
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NFDI4memory
Project management
Several
Duration
03/2023 - 02/2028
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…
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Politics and the Future of Work in Middle-Income Countries (PolDigWork). How Hopes and Fears about Digitalization Shape Opinions on Social and Labour Policies
Project management
Prof. Dr. Achim Kemmerling
Duration
10/2022 - 10/2025
Funding
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG):
716 027 €
The project looks at the social and political impact of digitalization and automation for labour markets in selected middle-income countries. For three years, a team will employ a mixed methods approach with an original survey component combined with social network analysis as well as case studies from Mexico, South Africa and Indonesia.
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Reaching for Atlantis
Project management
Dr. Bernhard Schirg
Duration
03/2018 - 02/2023
Funding
VolkswagenStiftung:
1 000 000 €
In his project, the historian wants to investigate the history of objects that were the subject of a fundamental reinterpretation of material culture at the time of the Swedish Empire (1650-1720).
Research Campus Digital Teacher Education
Project management
Prof. Dr. Gerd Mannhaupt
Duration
01/2020 - 12/2024
Funding
Several donors
1 330 400 €
With the project "Research Campus Digital Teacher Education", the University of Erfurt is helping to shape the digital change in education, because the key to the success of digitisation in education lies, among other things, in the comprehensive training of teachers.
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Science and Orthodox Christianity around the World (SOW)
Project management
Prof. Dr. Vasilios N. Makrides
Duration
01/2016 - 12/2019
Vasilios N. Makrides: The Project SOW - Science & Orthodoxy around the World focuses on the dialogue between science and religion in the Orthodox Christian world. More than 50 specialists from 15 countries participate from various academic fields such as Science, Philosophy, History, Theology and Education.
Subproject UniSchulPlattform
Duration
01/2020 - 12/2024
Sub-project in the project "Forschungscampus digitale Lehrer*innenbildung". The UniSchoolPlatform is an experimental learning platform for students and university lecturers as well as pupils and teachers at partner schools of the University of Erfurt.
Subproject: Video.LinK
Project management
Several
Duration
01/2020 - 12/2024
Sub-project of the project"Forschungscampus digitale Lehrer*innenbildung". The aim of the project Video.LinK (Videos in Teacher Education - Teacher Education Phases in Cooperation) is to promote subject-specific and pedagogical-psychological competences in prospective teachers in the context of a digital video-based learning environment and in cooperation with the second phase of teacher education.
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Teilprojekt: DigiLernLab / eduroom
Project management
Several
Duration
01/2020 - 12/2024
Subproject of the projekt "Forschungscampus digitale Lehrer*innenbildung". In the DigiLernLab project, a workspace (the eduroom) will be designed and equipped with digital devices to facilitate the acquisition of subject-specific, subject-didactic and technological-informational as well as media-didactic competences by students. At the same time, the room will also serve to promote digital higher education didactic competences among teachers. The DigiLernLab will also facilitate empirical…

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