Data skills are developed very differently in the historically active disciplines. Concepts, training courses etc. are to be developed and applied for this purpose. With the help of the NFDI4Memory project, digital skills are to be established in the historical disciplines.


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  • 4Memory aims to integrate historical data into various data formats.
  • Among other things, the focus is on historical, personal research dataspatial structures and the change of classification systems and categories over time.
  • Systems for evaluating digital research are to be established.
  • Establishing standards and norms for historical research data
  • Enabling access uand preservation of this data and ensuring its quality and reusability
  • Addressing specific questions of software and application development under the auspices of "data literacy" and "digital source criticism".
  • Survey on dataliteracy-needs in the historical research disciplines
  • Formulation of community needs for data literacy offerings
  • Digital Hands-on series "From books to bytes"



Data in the service of history. What does research data management mean in historical disciplines? Together with Prof. Dr. Ursula Lehmkuhl / University of Trier. From books to bytes: The digital transformation in historical studies - learning, teaching and research in the age of digitalization. NFDI4Memory, 27.10.2023.

NFDI4Memory - A. research data infrastructure for historically engaged disciplines. HeFDI Data Talks. Marburg, 22.09.2023.

(NFDI) National Research Data Infrastructure, TK 6: Digital and Analog Infrastructures. 111th BiblioCON. Hanover, 24.05.2023.

Presentation of the NFDI consortia: NFDI4 Memory, together with Silvia Daniel (BSB Munich). Workshop: Advancing research data management together - potentials of cooperation between NFDI and FID. Berlin, 20.04.2023.

Book: Blümm, Mirjam, Christine Burkart, Maria Chlastak, Katharina Fritsch, Heike Neuroth, Andreas Schieberle, Stefan Schmunk, and Stephanie Werner, 2023, 130 pages, Data management plans at
universities of applied sciences / universities of applied sciences. An inventory and
recommendations. Vol. 77. publications on information science, vwh Verlag Werner Hülsbusch.

Schmunk, Stefan with Neuroth, Heike / Kerzel, Martina : Die Kambrische Explosion der digitalen
Geisteswissenschaften - TextGrid als Katalysator für die digitale Geistes- und Kulturwissenschaften. In: Computers in the Musenhain. Of dreaming books and the aura of the digital. Edited by Bartsch, Sabine / Borek, Luise / Hegel, Philipp. Festschriften der Technischen Universität Darmstadt 01.
Darmstadt 2023, pp. 155-171. DOI: 10.26083/tuprints-00024712

Project data

Status: Ongoing

Funding body: German Research Foundation

Project management: Prof. Dr. Stefan Schmunk

Project partners:

(Co-)Applicants: IEG Mainz, Humboldt University of Berlin, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, University of Trier, VHD, FIZ Karlsruhe, Herder Institute for Historical
Research on East Central Europe, Baden-Württemberg State Archives, Bavarian State Library,
Deutsches Museum

Project information

Duration: 01.01.2023 - 31.12.2027

Project management: Prof. Dr. Stefan Schmunk