Project Partners and Collaboration Partners

As a collaborative project, the Handschriftenportal (Manuscripts Portal) will not only be realized through the joint efforts of the four partner institutions, but also with the support of the German Handschriftenzentren (manuscript centres), their academic advisory board, as well as the project’s own extended advisory board. In addition, future users of the website as well as the institutions holding the manuscript collections will be consulted during the development phase.

Project Group

The project group developing the Handschriftenportal consists of teams from the following four partner institutions:

Project Leader: Dr. Robert Giel, SBB-PK (Berlin)
Deputy Project Leader: Dr. Christoph Mackert, UBL (Leipzig)

Subproject Leader, Data Revision and Conversion: Anne-Beate Riecke, SBB-PK (Berlin)
Coordination, BSB Work Package: Dr. Carolin Schreiber (München)
Subproject Leader, SBB-PK Work Package: Malgorzata Asch (Berlin)
Subproject Leader, UBL Work Package: Leander Seige (Leipzig)
Subproject Leader, HAB Work Package: Dr. Christoph Heitzmann / Torsten Schaßan (Wolfenbüttel)

Collaborating Partners

Handschriftenzentren (manuscript centres)

Collaborating partners are Germany’s six Handschriftenzentren, which are located at the following institutions: 

  • Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (Berlin State Library, SBB-PK)
  • Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg Frankfurt am Main (University Library Johann Christian Senckenberg, JCS) 
  • Universitätsbibliothek Leipzig (Leipzig University Library, UBL)
  • Bayerische Staatsbibliothek München (Bavarian State Library, BSB)
  • Württembergischen Landesbibliothek Stuttgart (Württemberg State Library, WLB)
  • Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel (Herzog August Library in Wolfenbüttel, HAB)

Academic advisory board of the Handschriftenzentren

The academic advisory board of the Handschriftenzentren consists of representatives from central fields of study for manuscript research. Current members of the advisory board are:

Extended advisory board of the Handschriftenportal

The extended advisory board of the Handschriftenportal consists of representatives from archives and libraries (information infrastructure) and online manuscript-related databases. Current members of the extended advisory board are:

Institutions holding manuscript collections

The platform’s digital facsimiles, descriptions and metadata come from over 220 cultural heritage institutions, which will gain visibility for their collections through the Handschriftenportal.