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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...

„Zugang gestalten! Mehr Verantwortung für das kulturelle Erbe“ im Europäischen Kulturerbejahr – ein Konferenzrückblick
05.11.2018

“Shaping Access! More Responsibility for Cultural Heritage” in the European Year of Cultural Heritage – a Conference review

These two conference days on 25 and 26 October 2018 are all about the commonalities, but also about the challenges and problems that the digitisation of the cultural heritage of an...

„Zugang gestalten! Mehr Verantwortung für das kulturelle Erbe“ im Europäischen Kulturerbejahr 2018
27.09.2018

“Shaping Access! More Responsibility for Cultural Heritage” in the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018

For the 8th time now the international conference "Shaping Access! More Responsibility for Cultural Heritage" will be held this year. Fitting to the European Year of Cultural Heritage...

100 Jahre Frauenwahlrecht in Deutschland
24.01.2018

100 years of women’s suffrage in Germany

The Pitcairn Islands are one of the last British overseas colonies, lying in the middle of the Pacific, 5,000 kilometres away from New Zealand and 5,400 kilometres away from South...

Die Geschichte des Weihnachtsbaums: Von frostgeplagten Nordmännern und vergoldeten Kartoffeln
06.12.2017

The history of the Christmas tree: From frost-plagued Northmen and gilded potatoes

By far the most popular Christmas tree in German living rooms is the Nordmann-Fir. Soft needles, dark green and beautifully grown, these are the features why the Fir is sold million of...

Wir gratulieren! Die Servicestelle Digitalisierung des Landes Berlin digiS feiert 5 Jahre Förderprogramm
01.12.2017

Congratulations! The Service Centre Digitisation of the Federal State of Berlin digiS is celebrating the 5th anniversary of its funding programme

The Service Centre Digitisation of the Federal State of Berlin is an institution for interdisciplinary advice on support and coordination of digitisation projects and – just like the...

Mobile Bibliotheken: Von der Feldbücherei zum Bücherbus
01.11.2017

Mobile Libraries: From the Serviceman Library to the Bookmobile

The idea of a mobile library already arose in the 18th century, when serviceman libraries took an elitist approach and were only available to soldiers. Then during the Franco-Prussian...

Eine kurze Kulturgeschichte des Regens oder Warum der Regen der Demokratie hilft
23.08.2017

A Short Cultural History of Rain or Why Rain assists Democracy

In the history of mankind rain, as a cultural phenomenon, has had and still has the most diverse forms and influences: at this point we would like to talk about hydraulic empires, royal...

Save the Date! 7. Internationale Konferenz „Zugang gestalten! Mehr Verantwortung für das kulturelle Erbe“
09.08.2017

Save the Date! 7th International Conference „Shaping Access! More Responsibility for Cultural Heritage“

For the seventh time now, international experts from cultural institutions, science, society, and politics will gather at the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek (German National Library) in...

Die Erfindung der Post: Von speziellen Lieferungen, Erbgeneraloberstpostmeistern und was Thurn und Taxis damit zu tun hatte
16.03.2017

The invention of the postal service: about special deliveries, Hereditary First Postmaster Generals and what Thurn und Taxis had to do with it

When the American parcel service begins operating in 1913, customers and staff alike are not quite sure how the service should be specifically used. It is not known in its entirety what...

Das geht auf keine Kuhhaut! – Papyrus, Pergament und antike Bibliothekskriege
02.02.2017

That’s going too far! – Papyrus, Parchment and Ancient Library Wars

In February 2016 Great Britain was shaken by a scandal. To save costs, the dual original copies of new legislative texts for Parliament and the National Archives were no longer to be...

Ein kurzer Rückblick auf „Zugang gestalten! Mehr Verantwortung für das kulturelle Erbe“ 2016
02.12.2016

A short look back at „Shaping Access! More Responsibility for Cultural Heritage“ 2016

On 17 and 18 November 2016, 360 participants gathered to the 6th international conference „Shaping Access!“ at the Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin. The focus of this year's event was on the...

Eine kurze Geschichte des Mikrofilms und wie er Paris die Kommunikation ermöglichte
23.11.2016

A short history of microfilm and how it facilitated communication in Paris

The history of microfilm is also the history of some very heroic homing pigeons, whose working environment was not exactly one of the most attractive during the Franco-Prussian War of...

Save the Date: Zugang gestalten! Mehr Verantwortung für das kulturelle Erbe 2016
03.11.2016

Save the Date: Shaping Access! More Responsibility for Cultural Heritage 2016

The international conference “Zugang gestalten! Mehr Verantwortung für das kulturelle Erbe” (Shaping Access! More Responsibility for Cultural Heritage) is already taking place for the...

Die Geschichte des Regenschirms und seiner sozialen Konsequenzen
09.09.2016

The history of the umbrella and its social consequences

It began with mockery, insults and pelted rubbish, when the Englishman Jonas Hanway came back from a trip to France in the early 1750s and went for a walk in London. His fellow citizens...

Die selektive Geschichte einiger Seeleute, des Schiffbaus und dem Beginn einer Epoche
04.08.2016

The selective story of some sailors, shipbuilding and the beginning of an era

When Carl Nicolai Christiansen is born on Sylt in 1864, it lasts only two years until the world would take its first step towards the global village.

Historische Speisekarten oder Die kuriose Geschichte der Frank E. Buttolph
30.05.2016

Historical menus or The curious story of Frank E. Buttolph

In August of the year 1900, readers of the US “Hotel Monthly” magazine found this advertisement: “It is of great importance that the menus are well-packed and put between two large...

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...

Das mysteriöse Verschwinden der Wikinger aus Grönland
26.01.2016

The mysterious disappearance of the Vikings from Greenland

Theories on why the Vikings disappeared from Greenland are abundant: they range from epidemics to shortages of supply, from homesickness to climate changes. For a long time, it was...

Der freie Zugang zu Bildern ist Menschenbildung! – Ein Gespräch zur Zukunft des Urheberrechts
18.01.2016

Free access to pictures shapes human character! – A Conversation about the Future of Copyright Law

In September of last year, the Europeana, the European counterpart to the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek, introduced its position paper on copyright law and demanded an update of European...