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kulturerbe.niedersachsen.de: Niedersachsens kulturelles Gedächtnis
24.01.2019

kulturerbe.niedersachsen.de: Lower Saxony's cultural memory

Our publication "Federal Diversity – Global Networking: Strategies of the Federal States for the Cultural Heritage in the Digital World" (released in September 2016) for the first time...

Coding da Vinci Nord – Unser Kultur-Hackathon in Hamburg
21.07.2016

Coding da Vinci Nord – Our Culture Hackathon in Hamburg

Since 2014 the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek, together with its partners Servicestelle Digitalisierung Berlin, Open Knowledge Foundation Deutschland and Wikimedia Deutschland, has hosted...

Bärte oder Wie Luther (fast) den Hasen rettete
19.02.2016

Beards or How Luther (almost) saved the hare

In order to finance the Northern War against the Swedish Empire in 1700, Peter I, Tsar of Russia, had a creative idea: a new tax was needed and so he introduced the “Bartkopeke” (beard...

Wir sind die DDB: Das LWL-Archivamt für Westfalen
15.02.2016

We are the DDB: The LWL-Archivamt for Westphalia

The LWL-Archivamt for Westphalia (until 2006 Westfälisches Archivamt) houses the archive of the Landschaftsverband Westfalen-Lippe (LWL) and the Westphalian Literature Archive. In...

Neue Sammlungen: Die Fotografen Fritz Zapp und Peter H. Fürst im Rheinischen Bildarchiv der Stadt Köln
23.09.2015

New collections: Photographers Fritz Zapp and Peter H. Fürst in the Rheinisches Bildarchiv of Cologne

Fritz Zapp taught himself photography – as a skilled house painter, it was only after he relocated from his birthplace of Kleinbliersbach in the Bergisches Land to Hoffnungsthal in 1910...

Als Osten noch oben war: Historische Land- und Seekarten in der Deutschen Digitalen Bibliothek
04.09.2015

When East Was Still Up: Historical Maps and Sea Charts in the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek

“North is up”: Today’s seldom questioned convention of defining the cardinal direction North on the upper edge of maps and sea charts is actually a relatively young approach...

Wir sind die DDB: Das Deutsche Schiffahrtsmuseum – Leibniz-Institut für deutsche Schifffahrtsgeschichte, Bremerhaven
02.09.2015

We are the DDB: the Deutsche Schiffahrtsmuseum – Leibniz Institute for German Maritime History, Bremerhaven

Handed over to the public in 1975 by then Federal President Walter Scheel, the Deutsche Schiffahrtsmuseum (DSM) has a unique collection of maritime history. This is made available as...