Ein Altarbild aus dem 16. Jahrhundert hält ausgestorbene Berufe lebendig: Annaberger Bergaltar, Farbdruck, 82 x 67 cm © Museum Europäischer Kulturen, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (Namensnennung - Nicht kommerziell - Weitergabe unter gleichen Bedingungen 3.0 Deutschland)

During the day on the Reeperbahn (Rope track) - historical and extinct professions in the German Digital Library

We celebrate Labour Day this year with a feature on historical occupations. Here, wires are pulled, ropes are struck and lanterns are lit - and by the way, we also explain what the...

Georg sucht Ostereier,  27. März 1932, Foto: Willy Pragher, Landesarchiv Baden-Württemberg, Abt. Staatsarchiv Freiburg, W 134 Nr. 004081 (CC BY 3.0 DE)

From the archive portal: DFG project "Subject-based access using the example of the Weimar Republic" completed

Im Themenportal können Sie Archivalien aus verschiedensten Archiven anhand thematischer Schlagwörter suchen und finden. Die Auswahl reicht von A, wie „Abgeordneter“ bis Z wie...

Wir sind die DDB: Die Peter Tamm Sen. Stiftung/das Internationale Maritime Museum Hamburg

We are the DDB: The Peter Tamm Sen. Foundation/the International Maritime Museum Hamburg

The International Maritime Museum Hamburg is housed in the listed quayside warehouse B. The history of shipping from three millennia is shown on nine "decks" with valuable exhibits...

Einige der Mitglieder der deutschen Delegation, die auf die Konferenz nach Spa gesandt wurden: Reichskanzler Constantin Fehrenbach, Reichsfinanzminister Joseph Wirth, Außenminister Walter Simons, Reichsschatzminister Heinrich Albert und Reichswirtschaftsminister Ernst Scholz, Landesarchiv Baden-Württemberg, Abt. Generallandesarchiv Karlsruhe, N Fehrenbach Nr. 161, 1.

From the archive portal: "In Focus - Reparations Conferences 1920-1922"

By Archivportal-D

In the section "Im Blickpunkt" ("In Focus") we present special highlights from archives represented in the Archive portal-D. These selected archival documents...

Helmaspergersches Notariatsinstrument, SUB Göttingen, 2o Cod. Ms. hist. lit. Cim. 123, fol. Ir, Foto: Martin Liebetruth (Public Domain Mark 1.0).

We are the DDB: The SUB Göttingen

The Niedersächsische Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen (The Göttingen State and University Library) -SUB Göttingen- is one of the largest academic libraries in Germany with...

Homage to hans Christian Andersen, HeidICON - Die Heidelberger Objekt- und Multimediadatenbank, Public Domain Mark 1.0

"The most wonderful fairy tale is life itself" - On H. C. Andersen, art fairy tales and ever-ready scissors

Once upon a time, the son of a penniless shoemaker and an alcoholic washerwoman saw the light of day on 2 April 1805 in the small town of Odense on the Danish island of Funen. But until...

b)	Zeichnung der Vorwärts Redaktion in der Jubiläumsausgabe vom 31.03.1909

We are the DDB: The Library of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung

As part of the Archive of Social Democracy of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (Friedrich Ebert Foundation), the library makes an important contribution to the supply of primary and...

Coding da Vinci Ost3 (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 DE)

Coding da Vinci East³ 2022: 19 project ideas at the kick-off in the border triangle

On 19 and 20 March, the kick-off event of Coding da Vinci Ost³ 2022 took place as a trilingual, simultaneously interpreted hybrid format. On Saturday, 50 representatives of data...

„Donaueschingen: Donaueschinger Musiktage; Stadthalle; Modern Jazz Quartet; Conny Kay am Schlagzeug“ (20. Oktober 1957), Foto: Willi Pragher, Landesarchiv Baden-Württemberg, Abt. Staatsarchiv Freiburg, W 134 (Filmnegative II) Sammlung Willy Pragher I (CC BY 3.0 DE)

DDBspotlight: Drum kit - of talking drums, drum bans and money-savers

From Phil Collins' "gated reverb", which shaped the sound of the 80s like no other, to the breakbeats of hip hop - the drum kit is the rhythmic backbone of popular music. In 2022, it is...

Der große Architekt Giorgio Vasari riss zahllose Häuser und sogar eine Kirche ab und versah bleibende Gebäude mit einer einheitlichen Fassade, um seinen Plan der Uffizi zu verwirklichen. Fertiggestellt wurden die Uffizien nach Vasaris Tod von Bernardo Buontalenti und Alfonso Parigi dem Jüngeren. Giacomo Brogi: Florenz, Gallerie degli Uffizi, Loggia del Arno (um 1860), Kunstbibliothek, © Kunstbibliothek, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 DE)

On a cultural trip with the DDB - famous museum buildings and their stories

Did you know that until 1939 smoking steam locomotives entered and left the Musée d'Orsay in Paris? And that the Uffizi Gallery in Florence once housed the city's most important offices...

Protestschreiben gegen die Unterhaltung des Kaplans (06.08.1787), Stadtarchiv Titisee-Neustadt(CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)

We are the DDB: City Archive Titisee-Neustadt

The city archive is the memory of the city of Titisee-Neustadt. The official records of the city administration and the former municipalities of Neustadt im Schwarzwald, Titisee with...

Save the Date: Coding da Vinci Ost³!

Save the Date: Coding da Vinci East³!

Coding da Vinci, the Cultural Hackathon, interconnects the worlds of culture and technology. In spring 2022, Coding da Vinci will come to Saxony, Poland and the Czech Republic and...

#DDBwerkbank: Computerschriften ganz einfach selbst erstellen

#DDBwerkbank: Create computer fonts by yourself

It's hard to believe, but it's amazingly easy to create your very own and great looking computer fonts! The easiest way is to use a template – for example from the Deutschen Digitalen...

Eine kleine Zeitreise: Bamberg und das Mittelalter

A short architectural journey through time: Bamberg in the Middle Ages

Bamberg in Upper Franconia is not only known for its excellent beer. The legendary Bamberg Reiter also attracts tourists to the city and puzzles not only historians about his identity...

Diskretion Ehrensache – (fast) druckfrische Kontaktanzeigen aus dem Zeitungsportal

Discretion is a matter of honour - (almost) hot-off-the-press personals from the newspaper portal

The first known personal advertisement appeared in a London weekly on 19 July 1695: "A gentleman of about 30 years of age with considerable property seeks a young lady with a fortune of...

Willi geigt, Julius Neubronner, 1906,  DFF - Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum; Public Domain 1.0

#DDBwerkbank: Willi fiddles or an unexpected serenade on a 170th birthday

A boy enters the stage with verve, bows and begins to play his violin. Unfortunately, nothing can be heard, because it is a silent film from 1906. The young virtuoso's name is Willi and...

Aus dem Archivportal: "Im Blickpunkt - Soziologie in der Weimarer Republik"

From the archive portal: "Focus on - Sociology in the Weimar Republic"

The activities of the DGS- Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie (the German Society for Sociology), founded in 1909 and led by Georg Simmel, Ferdinand Tönnies, and Max Weber, were...

DDBspotlight: Nylon – von Seidenraupen, Schwiegermutterseide und Strumpfunruhen

DDBspotlight: Nylon – of silkworms, mother-in-law silk and stocking riots

In 1938, the Hungarian László Bíró filed a patent for "paste-like ink and the associated filling pen", better known today as the ballpoint pen. At the same time, also in 1938, the...

„Tierreihe“: Babylonisches Rollsiegel mit Tierdarstellung. Bibili (Babylon), Ende 4. oder Anfang 3. Jahrtausend v. Chr., Vorderasiatisches Museum – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Foto: VAM-Olaf M. Teßmer (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 DE)

An early form of the secrecy of correspondence: The seals of the Romans

Nowadays, If you send a letter to your family, you would naturally assume that no unauthorized person has read it before. An early form of this secrecy of correspondence was already...

Header Stipendien Coding da Vinci Nieder.Rhein.Land

Three scholarship projects for CdV Nieder.Rhein.Land 2021

The experts jury met and awarded a total of four scholarships to projects that emerged from the Cultural-Hackathon CdV Nieder.Rhein.Land 2021. With the support of the scholarships...