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Coding da Vinci NIeder.Rhein.Land
03.01.2022

That's it! Coding da Vinci Nieder.Rhein.Land 2021

On Saturday, the 6th of November 2021, twelve teams presented their projects in front of around 150 guests on site at the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf and on a live stream on YouTube, for which...

Weihnachtsbäckerei Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek 2021
20.12.2021

Cordial Thanks and All the Best for 2022

Who would have thought that we are looking back at another "pandemic year"? We still see each other more frequently at video conferences than in the office, mainly meet at digital...

Lübeck, Oswald. Hochseepassagierdampfer der Hapag im Hafen (von Hamburg?) (1913), Deutsche Fotothek (Public Domain Mark 1.0)
16.12.2021

Off to New York! A story of emigration in the 19th century in pictures

On the occasion of International Migrants Day on 18th December, we are publishing an article on the story of emigration from Germany in the 19th century.

„Schröppel's Lebkuchen. Chocoladen und Zuckerwaren“ (Anfang 20. Jahrhundert), Museum Europäischer Kulturen, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
14.12.2021

DDBspotlight: Lebkuchen – about Festivities, Honey Harvesting and Trade Routes

In our Christmas DDBspotlight, we investigate the Christmas classic that is gingerbread, rediscover medieval professions (keyword: "Zeidlerei"), take a closer look at the spice trade...

FabSeal, Anne Mühlich & Gerd Müller, Ronja Erhardt, Theresa Günther, Martin (CC BY 4.0, LizenzCC BY 3.0 DE) Möllenkamp, Laura Quade
13.12.2021

Scholarships Update

No less than four outstanding scholarship projects have emerged from the Coding da Vinci hackathons in the last months. Three of the teams have already presented their final reports...

Let your Data shine - Einladung zum Infotreffen für interessierte Kulturinstitutionen
09.12.2021

Let your Data shine – Invitation to an Information Meeting for Interested Cultural Institutions

Coding da Vinci, the most successful German hackathon for open cultural data is coming to Baden-Wuerttemberg in spring 2022, starting with a kick-off in the ZKM Karlsruhe on 7th/8th May...

Die Evangelische Stadtmission Heidelberg richtet sich mit einem Schreiben an den Kreis mit einem Unterstützungsgesuch für die Errichtung eines Obdachlosenheims. Anliegend an das Schreiben sind Pläne und Zeichnungen mitgeschickt, Landesarchiv Baden-Württemberg, Abt. Generallandesarchiv Karlsruhe, 321 Nr. 341.
06.12.2021

From the Archivportal: "Focus on – Welfare"

Die in der Weimarer Republik erbrachten Fürsorgeleistungen bildeten ein direktes Resultat der Folgen des Ersten Weltkrieges. Kriegsopferversorgung, die Armen-, Witwen- und...

Visual Sammlungen aus Kolonialen Kontexten
30.11.2021

“Collections from Colonial Contexts” online portal launched

Today the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek (German Digital Library) has launched the “Collections from Colonial Contexts” online portal at the URL ccc.deutsche-digitale-bibliothek.de...

Tierkreis mit Kalendarium und Weltkarte
25.11.2021

"Leos must be more tactful": The Signs of the Zodiac on Coins

On the occasion of Ancient Numismatics Day on 6th November, we wish to deal with some very exciting objects from the German Digital Library in this article: with ancient coins – and...

„Le Galant dupe“ (1701-1725) Cornelis Danckerts, Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel (CC BY-SA 3.0 DE)
04.11.2021

DDBspotlight: Playing cards – about Diabolical Prayer Books, Trionfi and Regional Suits

In Casino Royale, James Bond foiled the plans of the villain Le Chiffre with a dramatic poker tournament; in the opera Carmen, the cards foretold the heroine’s ominous fate and in...

Coding da Vinci 2022 Baden-Württemberg
03.11.2021

Coding da Vinci goes to Baden-Wuerttemberg

The last edition of Coding da Vinci within the funding period of the Kulturstiftung des Bundes (German Federal Cultural Foundation) will take place in Baden-Wuerttemberg. Kick-off is on...

"Badische Frauen": Wahlaufruf der Deutschen Demokratischen Partei, Landesarchiv Baden-Württemberg, Abt. Generallandesarchiv Karlsruhe, P Nr. 1067.
03.11.2021

From the Archivportal: "Focus on – Women’s Suffrage"

Nach der Ausrufung der Republik und der Übertragung des Amtes des Reichskanzlers auf Friedrich Ebert veröffentlichte der neu eingesetzte Rat der Volksbeauftragten am 12. November 1918...

Papst Gregor [IX.] nimmt Prior und Konvent des Klosters Oelinghausen (Olinchusen) mit allen Personen, dem Ort, an dem sie sich dem Gottesdienst widmen, und allen Gütern in seinen Schutz. Speziell bestätigt er ihnen die jährlichen Einkünfte, die dem Kloster von Abt und...
02.11.2021

Archive NRW now in the Archivportal-D again

New data from our data partner Archive in Nordrhein-Westfalen (Archives in North Rhine-Westphalia) have now been online with us since last week! In one fell swoop, a total of holdings...

Heidelandschaft, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Theodor und Oscar Hofmeister, CC0 1.0 Universell - Public Domain Dedication
28.10.2021

Welcome to the new homepage of the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek!

We are pleased to present the new homepage of the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek (DDB – German Digital Library).Since the full version went online in 2014, our homepage was one thing...

Deutsches Zeitungsportal – Geschichte aus erster Hand Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek, 2021
28.10.2021

The Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek starts the Deutsches Zeitungsportal with central access to historic newspapers from 1671 to 1950

By means of the Deutsches Zeitungsportal (German Newspaper Portal), the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek (German Digital Library) enables central access to digitised historic newspapers...

Künstlerinnenporträt Eva Schwimmer (1901-1986)
27.10.2021

We are the DDB: The Gerda Schimpf Photographic Archive

The Gerda Schimpf Photographic Archive maintains and manages the photographic and biographical estate of the Berlin photographer Gerda Schimpf (1913-2014). Gerda Schimpf ran a...

Brot aus Holz_Brotzeit
27.10.2021

#DDBwerkbank – Digital Cookery Studio - Baking Bread from Wood

Bread made from wood: in addition to the hottest food supertrends of 2021 like mochi ice cream, adaptogens and sushi bakes, is THIS the next big hype of the year? Or just the latest...

Im Telefonhäuschen-Historische Bildpostkarten/Universität Osnabrück-CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
27.10.2021

From the Collections: The Berlin Telephone Books from 1881 to 1902

The first Berlin telephone book was published on 14th July 1881, just over 140 years ago. Just in time for this anniversary, the Museum für Kommunikation Berlin (Museum for...

Münzen-Bube aus einem Tarockspiel, Museum August Kestner
27.10.2021

We are the DDB: The Museum August Kestner

The Museum August Kestner is the oldest city museum in the state capital Hanover. Since its opening in 1889, it has been the only establishment in Hanover and its wide surroundings...

Stresemann Bundesarchiv, Bild 146-1988-101-12 / Fotograf(in): o. Ang.
27.10.2021

From the Archivportal: "Focus on – The League of Nations"

In the section “Im Blickpunkt” (“Focus on”), we present special highlights from archives represented in the Archivportal-D. This month's article by Dr. Jonathan Voges is about the...