Marbach Weimar Wolfenbüttel 

Research Association

The Deutsches Literaturarchiv (DLA) Marbach, the Klassik Stiftung Weimar and the Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel maintain collections representing over 500 years of German literary, cultural and intellectual history. The Herzog August Bibliothek possesses some of the most important late medieval and early modern manuscripts, the archives of the DLA Marbach contain more than 1,400 items belonging to Friedrich Schiller’s estate, as well as numerous contemporary works, and the collections of the Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek (HAAB) in Weimar, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the Goethe- und Schiller-Archiv (GSA) are home to countless historical volumes and manuscripts. To make this knowledge accessible to researchers in its entirety, the three institutions established the MWW Research Association at the recommendation of the German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat) in 2013. The MWW conducts research activities in the area of digital humanities, the processes and methods of which we use to develop new, exemplary solutions for studying and indexing the collections.

The goal of the research alliance is to provide future-oriented impulses for collaboration in the field of humanities and cultural studies research. Our “Digital Laboratory” serves as a competence centre for research collaboration independent of location which offers innovative approaches for establishing digital research infrastructures on data modelling, long-term storage and digital humanities. The MWW intensively collaborates with national and international partners, e.g. universities, collection-holding institutions, research institutes and associations. The MWW is strongly committed to promoting junior researchers within the context of international networks.

This project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).