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Other completed Projects

Hearth Tax Digital

  • Funding: Roehampton University and British Academy
  • Scope: 2018-2019
  • Contact: Georg Vogeler and Jakob Sonnberger
  • gams.uni-graz.at/htx

Hearth Tax Digital is a platform for the publication and dissemination of data from the hearth tax records and other associated documents. Hearth taxes were levied in England and Wales from 1662 until 1689. The hearth tax provides a remarkably rich series of records on population, wealth distribution and poverty in a period of key political, social and economic change. The "Hearth Tax Digital" project is realised in cooperation with the Centre for Hearth Tax Research (University of Roehampton, UK) and supported by the British Academy.

Madgwas: a Database of Ethiopian Binding Decoration

  • Funding: Faculty of Humanities
  • Scope: 2018-2019
  • Contact:Sean M. Winslow, Gerlinde Schneider

Traditional catalogues of binding decoration are cumbersome to use and only publish representative samples due to page space limitations. Madgwas is a catalogue that links binding decoration, scribal tools, and individual manuscripts in a way that will serve a versatile set of researcher needs and drive research output for the project team. Named for the Ethiopic word for a binding stamp, will allow continuous expansion and the examination of groups or networks of related binding stamps and decorative patterns, allowing users to examine the subject with several different facets, including all impressions of a particular manuscript, all datable impressions from a time period, and all representatives of specific categories of tools. This will allow researchers to determine if there are techniques or styles that might help date manuscripts (Ethiopian manuscripts rarely have dated colophons before the 17th c.). Additionally, the ability to organize and visualize relationships between large numbers of tools and their respective stamps will aid in building upon current work and developing a clearer ontology of tool types.(and forthcoming monograph.) It leverages the sharing of manuscript images via IIIF, semantic ontologies, and the organizational capacities of the GAMS to support ongoing work documenting the Ethiopian artistic tradition as well as producing a handbook for the codicological description of Ethiopian manuscripts.

 

Virtual didactic environment for Medieval Literature 3D

This project in its third term is dedicated to exploring the prerequisites and dimensions of literary learning based on medieval texts. The focus of the cooperation with the Institute of German Studies lies in the further development of the "Virtual didactic environment for Medieval Literature". The portal presents the texts of the "Steirische Literaturpfade" as facsimile as well as in their transcription and translation. In addition, it offers field-tested materials for different school levels and types created in cooperation with teachers and students. In this respect, the (literary) world of the Middle Ages becomes an virtual learning environment.

 

Illuminated Charters II

The cooperation project with the Austrian Academy of Sciences is a follow up from the predecessor project of the same name. It provides enrichment of the corpus of the "Illuminierten Urkunden", which has been made publicly available on the platform monasterium.net, with personal, historical and art historical data and making them searchable via complex search queries.

The Mediality of Diplomatic Communication: Habsburg Envoys in Constantinople in the Mid-17th Century

  • In cooperation with the University of Salzburg
  • Funding: Austrian Science Fund
  • Scope: 2017-2019
  • Contact: Carina Koch and Georg Vogeler
  • https://gams.uni-graz.at/dipko

The project about mediality of diplomatic communication is funded by the FWF and studies the correspondence of Habsburg ambassadors in Constantinople with the imperial court in Vienna. The main sources are letters by the envoy Johann Rudolf Schmid von Schwarzenhorn (1590-1667), including the correspondence of other residents in Constantinople and the travelogue of Johann Georg Metzger († 1697), which includes daily events as well as remarks on natural history, ethnography, maps or sketches. The textual sources will be edited, compared and analyzed with digital methods. The study of the letters focus on the relationship between author and recipient and rules of correspondence. Personal impressions and descriptions of events are also considered in the so far unpublished travel report. The data model and visualization options are developed at the centre.

 

Commentary on Werner Kofler's prose work - hybrid edition

  • In cooperation with the Department of German Studies, University of Vienna
  • Funding: Austrian Science Fund
  • Scope: 2017-2018
  • Contact: Helmut Klug
  • http://www.wernerkofler.at

Since 2015 the Department of German Studies at the University of Vienna has been working on the individual prose works of this important Austrian satirist (1947-2011) as part of the FWF project "Commentary on Werner Kofler's prose work" (P 27418). This comment forms the basis of the present publication project. The digital commentary is part of a hybrid edition, in which the primary text is published in book form. The digital commentary includes annotated archive and image material, which is made accessible via indices as well as spatial and temporal visualization.

 

Cantus Network – a semantically enriched digital edition of libri ordinarii of the Salzburg metropolitan province 

  • In cooperation with the Austrian Academy of Sciences
  • Funding: National Foundation for Research, Technology and Development
  • Scope: 2015-2019
  • Contact: Christian Steiner, Johannes Stigler
  • https://gams.uni-graz.at/cantus

For many centuries, the ecclesiastical province of Salzburg, along with its suffragan dioceses of Brixen, Freising, Regensburg and Salzburg, played a key role in the cultural history of Austria and Bavaria. It is thus all the more important that the many surviving liturgical musical sources that constitute an important part of this cultural heritage are made digitally accessible and subjected to scholarly analysis. In scholarly studies of libri ordinarii, critical transcriptions of the Latin texts need to be followed up with an in-depth analysis of the origins of the liturgy and the commentaries. This project’s main aim will be to translate the libri ordinarii into TEI. As part of a second point of focus, the secondary sources – that is the liturgical and musical sources, such as graduals, missals, sequentiaries, antiphonars and so on – will be analysed and edited for uploading onto the online platform. The concrete shape of a chant, for example, will appear in its complete form (and with musical notation, if applicable) behind the incipits of thelibri ordinarii.

 

Installation of the ‚Mittelalterlabor' at the University of Graz: digital, scholarly and science-to-public processing of the manuscript Graz, UB, Ms. 1609

Regional nutrition, sustainable lifestyles and health prophylaxis are of great importance for Styrians in the 21st century. But this was also the case in the Middle Ages and early modern times: This topic has a central significance not only in the historical everyday life, but also in the technical literature of this time. An impressive example of this is the manuscript Ms. 1609 of the Graz University Library from the late 15th century. In the project 'Mittelalterlabor' exactly these topics are prepared on the basis of German-medieval studies, digital humanities (Digital Edition) and scientific-communicative methods. On the basis of the contents of the late medieval manuscript, four course modules were developed for the amateur-oriented transfer of knowledge and practical application: Nutrition, medicine, sustainability, mentality. These courses form a further hands-on laboratory for the humanities within the framework of the 'Offenes Labor' at the University of Graz.

 

War and media change

The topic of the project "War and Media Change" are printed media which have the Schmalkaldic War (1546-1547) or the First French War of Religion (1562-1563) as a common subject of speech and speaking time. Univ.-Prof. Dr. phil. Gabriele Haug-Moritz has examined digital and printed bibliographic resources  that were available for these two events. She then compiled a data collection on 551 prints for the Schmalkaldic and 527 for the First French War of Religion. A TEI model and a web edition of this data are now being created as part of this project.​

 

Celtic Divine Names in the Inscriptions of the Roman Province Germania Inferior

The project evaluates all preserved inscriptions containing Celtic divine names in the Roman province Germania Inferior. This should lead to fundamental knowledge about the development and manifestations of the so-called Gallo-Roman provincial religion. However, this can also make an important contribution to the study of processes commonly referred to as Romanization. In addition to a print edition, an online corpus of inscriptions will be created, which will be implemented by the ZIM.

 

Postcarding nation, language and identities. Lower Styria on Picture
Postcards (1885–1920)

  • In cooperation with the Institute of Slavic Studies
  • Funding: Austrian Science Fund
  • Scope: 2016-2018
  • Contact: Carina Koch
  • https://gams.uni-graz.at/polos

The aim of the project is the creation of a virtual collection of postcards from former Lower Styria, now the Slovenian Štajerska from the years 1885 to 1920. The research focus is the bilinguality of this historical region, which in these years is more and more in conflict with nationality. The electronic resource will offer search for linguistic and other criteria and make a contribution to the research of the shared history of the Slovene and German speaking population of the area. The centre will develop a data model and dissemination and visualisation strategies for the digital material.

 

Modeling semantically Enhanced Digital Edition of Accounts (MEDEA)

  • Funding: Digital Humanities award from the National Endowment for the Humanities and German Research Foundation
  • Contact: Georg Vogeler

Modeling semantically Enhanced Digital Edition of Accounts (MEDEA), a project funded through a 2015 Bilateral Digital Humanities award from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the German Research Foundation, will offer publication and access services to a wide range of editors and users interested in the information contained in historical accounting records. This hub will allow editors to upload their transcriptions from multiple formats—including Excel, Drupal, XML/TEI—without the need for encoding expertise. As outputs, the hub will offer visualizations of current interest to editors. In addition, the hosted data will be converted to Resource Definition Framework (RDF), referencing to a shared MEDEA bookkeeping ontology, which will make it discoverable for data mining for historians who seek to take advantage of the semantic web and for researchers in fields other than history.

 

The Itinerary of Paolo Santonino

Paolo Santonino traveled in a tour group under the leadership of the Bishop of Udine in three trips to East Tyrol, Carinthia, Krain and the former Mark on the Sann. Santonino describes these trips, which took place in the years 1485-87, the landscape and the people in the smallest details and lists for each meal served dishes and individual courses. The project provides the first two trips as an electronic resource.

 

Illuminated Charters as 'Gesamtkunstwerk'

The project funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF, project number P26.706) aims at collecting medieval illuminated chaters all over Europe, publish them on the platform monasterium.net and explore them in detailed studies. It has brings together historical, art historical and digital humanities competences and is founded on information technology not only as a tool but framing the concepts scholarly work too.

Collection, discription and scholarly interpretation are considered as a whole. The combination of modern web-based technologies, tradition description and interpretation in the context of cultural history Technologien, traditionell-dokumentierende allow new insights and offer basic material for many kind of future research.

 

Moral Weeklies 

  • Funding: Austrian Science Fund
  • Scope:  Since 2007 (Extensive Re-Design 2012)
  • Link: http://gams.uni-graz.at/mws
  • Contact: Martina Scholger

Spanish, Italian and French Moral Weeklies from the 18th century are presented as interactive texts for scientific analysis in this project by the Department of Romance Studies. 

 

"Urfehdebücher" of the city of Basel - digital edition

The digital edition of the Basler Urfehdebuch X from 1563 to 1569 represents a legal-historic source. In cooperation with the department of history of the University of Basel the source was encoded in TEI and further specific retrieval-functionalities based on a RDF data model, a categorization based on a controlled vocabulary and a “data-basket” for exporting selected entries was implemented.

 

Cultural and Scientific Heritage of Styria

  • Funding: Federal Ministry of Science and Research ("Hochschulraumstrukturmittel")
  • Scope: 2014-2017
  • Link: http://www.kulturerbe-stmk.at
  • Contact: Elisabeth Steiner

The web portal, a result of the project "Repository of Styrian Cultural Heritage", offers access to digitally represented cultural heritage stored and researched in different places in Styria. The over 25,000 digital resources can be searched and filtered according to different criteria. In addition, Virtual Tours allow for a more playful engagement with the objects, enabling you to digitally stroll through collections. Descriptions of partner institutions and background information on the present project complete the presentation.

 

Hans Gross Criminal Museum: Virtual collection

  • In cooperation with the University Museums
  • Funding: Hochschulraumstrukturmittel
  • Scope: 2014-2017
  • Link: http://gams.uni-graz.at/km
  • Contact: Carina Koch, Elisabeth Steiner

In 1895 Hans Gross set up a collection consisting of "corpora deliciti" which was founded as "Criminal-Museum am Landesgericht für Strafsachen" in Graz and moved to the University of Graz in 1913, where it is one of the collections of the University Museums since the creation of "überfakultärer Leistungsbereichs Universitätsmuseen der Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz". In the context of the HRSM project "Repositorium steirisches Wissenschaftserbe" the objects of Hans Gross Criminal Museum were for the first time inventoried and digitally recorded according to modern museological viewpoints.

 

Postcards Online

  • In cooperation with GrazMuseum
  • Funding: Hochschulraumstrukturmittel
  • Scope: 2014-2017
  • Link: http://gams.uni-graz.at/gm
  • Contact: Carina Koch

“Postcards Online” is part of the project “Repository of Styrian Cultural Heritage” and is implemented in cooperation with the GrazMuseum. On the basis of the inventory of the postcards, done in the course of a former project of the GrazMuseum and the Photoinstitut Bonartes in Vienna, a detailed data model was developed considering the specific characteristics of picture postcards (text and image). The online presentation makes unique sources accessible to the general public and offers various approaches to the collection via types, producers or pictorial content for example. The centre for information modelling is responsible for the data model and the implementation of the online presentation.

 

A Visual Approach to Explore Everyday Life in Turkish and Yugoslav Cities, 1920s and 1930s

  • Funding: Swiss National Science Foundation
  • In cooperation with the Middle Eastern Studies, University of  Basel
  • Scope: 2014-2016
  • Link: http://gams.uni-graz.at/siba
  • Contact: Martina Scholger, Johannes Stigler

Sarajevo Istanbul Belgrade Ankara: Four cities in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia and the Republic of Turkey, which had once belonged to the Ottoman Empire. The project explores the social, cultural, political and urban development of these four cities through the lens of local press photographers, who were employed by the large daily newspapers such as Politika and Cumhuriyet as a consequence of the visual revolution in the region triggered by the Balkan Wars and World War I. The material extends the “Visual Archive Southeastern Europe” (http://gams.uni-graz.at/vase), whose main objective is to assemble historical and contemporary visual materials on Southeastern Europe. The project is created in cooperation with the Middle Eastern Studies, University of Basel and is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation.

 

Archaeological Collections (Relaunch)

The Institute of Archaeology houses a collection of originals and replica founded in 1865 and located in the main university building. In context of the "Repository of Styrian Cultural Heritage" the already existing online representation of the originals is fundamentally revised and supplemented by a virtual tour.

 

Ödön von Horvath: historical-critical edition – digital edition

Ödön von Horváth is one of the most renowned German-speaking authors of the 20th century. The project page Ödön von Horvath: Historisch-kritische Ausgabe – Digitale Edition (historical-critical edition – digital edition) summarizes the editorial effort for his work. It allows insights into the methodology of the historical-critical print-edition and offers a digital edition of Geschichten aus dem Wiener Wald (1931; Tales from the Vienna Woods), which is intended as the beginning of a digitalization effort of his entire dramatic work. The digital edition puts special emphasis on visualisation techniques (network graphs) as new analytical tool in the Digital Humanities.

 

Municipal accounts of the city of Basel 1535-1611

  • Funding: University of Basel
  • In cooperation with the Departement of History, University of  Basel
  • Scope: 2013-2016
  • Link: http://gams.uni-graz.at/srbas
  • Contact: Georg Vogeler

Prof. Susanna Burghartz from the University of Basel prepares an edition of the annual municipal accounts of Basel in the 16th century, which is major source for the social and economic history of the town. In cooperataion with the ZIM the project will create a semantically enriched edition following the research result of Georg Vogeler on the digital edition of medieval and early modern accounting. The edition will be hosted in the GAMS infrastructure and will allow to access the accounts as texts and as numerical data as well.

 

Epigraphical collection

The institute for ancient history at the University of Graz hosts a collection of squeezes of Latin and Greek inscriptions. They were photographed and edited at the digitization center of the university library. The inscriptions were transcribed, translated and commented on by specialists in the field. The Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities is responsible for the management and archiving of both the digitizations and their metadata and thus facilitates the use of the collection for research and educational purposes.

 

Founding charter and insignia of the University of Graz

In 2014, the text of the founding charter, as well as the imperial and papal confirmations as well as descriptions of the insignia of the university of Graz were published in print. The central contents of this publication were transferred into a digital representation and will be released as a separate project and as a part of the “Repository of Styrian cultural heritage”.

 

Morphosyntactic Database

In continuation of the project dictionnaire historique de l’adjectif-adverbe, the Department of Romance Studies assembles a TEI-based, morphosyntactically annotated corpus as a resource for further research.  

 

Dialect Cultures - database of „Bavarian-Austrian dialects cultures before 1800“

The objective of the project „Dialektkulturen II - Datenbank-Launch, Editionen und Ästhetik“(FWFNumber of project: P 25573-G23)“, which was conducted in cooperation with the “Institut für Germanistik” (Christian Neuhuber, Priv.-Doz. Mag. Dr), is to ensure a long-time preservation of the corpus of Bavarian-Austrian dialect cultures, that had been gathered in the previous project “Dialektkulturen”, and to provide the contents to a broad audience by using the Asset Management System GAMS.
Therefore, the existing XML-based data (DI Alexander Nussbaumer) have been transformed into TEI and stored as digital objects in GAMS. By linking the individual resources by hyperlinks and RDF-statements the project website provides to the users a search function as well as a networked access to the whole corpus of Bavarian-Austrian dialect cultures.

 

Subject Petitions at the court of Emperor Rudolph II.

This project with the Department of History and the University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt will record, index and examine petitions and thus shed light on an otherwise ignored source for the politics and history of the Old Empire.  

 

Virtual Museum of the University of Graz

The virtual museum of the university of Graz is the MA-project of the second class of EuroMACHS-students. The goal of the project is the design and implementation of an expandable virtual museum for collections dispersed over various departments of the university. Two collections were chosen as showcases: the Meringer collection of the department of folklore and cultural anthropology and the collection of sigils of the department of history.

 

Virtual didactic environment for Medieval Literature

The objective of the project is to develop an openly accessible, virtual didactic environment which enables teachers to address the topic of medieval literature in class. For that purpose a corpus comprising regional medieval literature is made available on the text portal. Furthermore, glossarial information and additional teaching material adapted to the requirements of students on secondary educational level are featured.

 

Digital Archive on Franz Brentano

The goal of this project in cooperation with the Franz Brentano Archive Graz (Department of Philosophy) is to make accessible to scholars the entire estate of the Austro-German philosopher Franz Brentano (1838-1917) in the form of digital facsimiles of his philosophical manuscripts and correspondence.  

 

Concepts of Reality in Modernism

Texts from the 18th to 21st century dealing with the relationship between art and reality, which has always been the constitutive question of aesthetics and poetics, are systematically arranged and analytically presented in this project by the Department of Romance Studies.  

 

Visual Archive South Eastern Europe

The main objective of the Visual Archive Southeastern Europe is to assemble historical and contemporary visual materials on Southeastern Europe. VASE seeks to draw attention to the visual as primary source, to enhance visual studies as a technique and method and thereby enrich the primarily text-based historical-anthropological research. By providing different types of images - e. g. photos and postcards - VASE aims at reflecting the (self-) images of Southeastern Europe, both among the academic community as well as on society at large. It may not be used for commercial purposes.   

 

Arms and Portrait Books of Regensburg

The city archive of Regensburg functioned as the partner of the MA-project of the first EuroMACHS students. The 'Wappen- and Porträtbücher' (Arms and Portrait Books) are a collection of manuscripts which have been made available as a web representation and at the same time were subject of long-term preservation. One of the 12 volumes is available as a digital scholarly edition, the rest of the collection can be viewed as a facsimile.
  

 

Online Portal Department of Ancient History and Classical Antiquities

This portal hosts a number of different research projects and digital editions: Violence in antique societies, Hellenistic consciousness and Polis affiliation, Prosopography of antique hetairas, Epigraphical collection, Numismatic collection.

 

Joseph von Hammer-Purgstall: memorabilia and letters

Joseph von Hammer-Purgstall accumulated an enormous international correspondence, which is a valuable source for the history of science and history in general. The information obtained from his letters is made accessible by the Center of the History of Science.  

 

Online Portal Department of Art History

This online resource grants access to unique picture collections at the Department of Art History. It features a topographical collection and a pool of images used in teaching and research at the department.  

 

Podcast-Portal University of Graz

In cooperation with the Academy for New Media and Knowledge Transfer, we developed an environment for hosting various podcasts provided by the University of Graz: Recordings of lectures, presentations and tutorials, as well as documentaries and public relations material is accessible online and also searchable through Europeana.

 

Europe and the Atlantic world of the Modern Period

This learning portal provided by the Department of History collects, presents and offers relevant learning materials for Bachelor students of history in a systematic and structured way.  

 

Diplomatic Register of the Alpine-Adriatic Area

  • Funding: Provincial Government of Carinthia
  • Scope: 2010-2011

This cooperation with the Department of History at the University of Klagenfurt, the Carinthian Provincial Museum and the Cathedral Archive Gurk aimed at developing innovative and interactive ways of multi-modal representations of charters. Unfortunately, the proposal was rejected by the Austrian Science Fund.  

 

Hugo von Montfort – The poetic opus: visual version

“Hugo von Montfort – the poetic opus” is a hybrid edition which demonstrates how a poetic opus from the Middle Ages can be represented in multimedia form. The text can be explored in the following forms: the reading version, the visual version, the audio version and the melody version. The associated internet platform for the new edition is reachable under http://www-gewi.uni-graz.at/montfort-edition. The visual version realized here is based on a graphetically detailed basis transliteration and links the transcript with the images of the handwriting.

 

 

Digital Edition Ludwig Gumplowicz

The aim of this online edition is to make the the entire oevre (books, essays, obituaries and reviews) of Ludwig Gumplowicz, but also relevant secondary sources, accessible using modern web technologies (Single Source Publishing).  

 

Transcomp – The Development of Translation Competence

This project presents a process-oriented, longitudinal study by the Department of Translation Studies, which explores the development of translation competence in students of translation over a period of 3 years.  

 

Alexander Rollett: Letters

This project by the Center of the History of Science provides a digital edition of the correspondence between Alexander and Emil Rollett and letters from the scientific community to Alexander Rollett, the first holder of the chair of physiology and histology of the Medical Faculty at the University of Graz, established in 1863.

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