Digital Editions

Are you looking for a technical platform for your digital edition? supports art historians worldwide in providing text and image corpora in the context of editions. The Heidelberg University Library provides its technical infrastructure for the online publication of digitized source material.

The interactive publication platform heiEDITIONS is used, which is based on the editorial ontology heiEDITIONS Concepts.

heiEDITIONS places a wide range of written artefacts and edited texts under one roof. For the technical realisation of these digital editions a specially developed module for the processing and visualisation of TEI data was integrated into the Heidelberg digitisation system DWork.

Objectives include the use of current standards in text and image markup (XML/TEI) as well as the possibility of personalized annotation and commenting. All contents are made available in Open Access. In addition to optimizing the visualization of the edition results – in coordination with various cooperation partners – the options for supporting the specialist community in the concrete creation of digital editions are currently being further developed.

Current Edition Projects

Camera Work

The research project "Camera Work - Inside / Out: History, Present and Future of an International Medium of Art and Photography History" is currently in a pilot phase at the Chair of History of Fine Art at the Art History Institute of the University of Zurich. The aim of the project is the development and use of technical and structurally advanced working and publication tools of digital humanities to allow access to the extensive and media-heterogeneous research material.

Further information can be found here: Camera Work.

Family Correspondence Klee online

The aim of the project, which is currently being set up in cooperation with the Art History Institute of the University of Zurich, is to use the technically and structurally advanced working and publication instruments of Digital Humanities to produce a text-critical and art-historically annotated edition of the extensive correspondence between Lily Klee and her son Felix Klee.

Further information can be found here: „Familienkorrespondenz Klee online

The «Maltechnik-Notizbuch» by Hans Emmenegger

The subject of the project is the online edition of a notebook that the Central Swiss painter Hans Emmenegger (1866-1940) systematically filled with painterly information in the first quarter of the 20th century; today it is in the artist's estate in the Central and University Library of Lucerne.

Further information can be found here: „Das «Maltechnik-Notizbuch» von Hans Emmenegger

Welscher Gast digital

A first example is the TEI-based digital text-image-edition of the „Welschen Gastes“ by Thomasin von Zerklaere, a collaboration project by UB Heidelberg and the Collaborate Research Centre „Materiale Textkulturen“ (SFB 933) of Heidelberg University.

We would be happy to advise you on your digital edition projects.


Dr. Maria Effinger
Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg
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