Digital Humanities: long-term projects on cultural heritage

The Digital Humanities programme seeks to develop the OeAW infrastructure and methods for connecting research in the fields of the Humanities, Cutural Studies and the Social Sciences and making the findings in terms of both content and methodology available to science. The scientific, methodologically sound and field-specific collection, provision and securing of data collections relating to cultural heritage and its research-led presentation and analysis is one of the most important tasks of the Humanities, Cultural Studies and the Social Sciences. Modern information technologies offer completely new perspectives for this foundational scientific work.

The first call for the “Digital Humanities: Langzeitprojekte zum kulturellen Erbe” was aimed at the OeAW research units and scholars who wished to undertake programme-specific projects at those units. The projects selected for funding received up to € 1 million for a period of up to five years. The total provision of € 4 million was made possible by the support of the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW) through the National Foundation for Research, Technology and Development.

Project manager



Prof. Dr.

Michael Gehler

Mapping historical networks: Building the new Austrian Prosopographical Biographical Information  System (APIS)

Institut für Neuzeit- und Zeitgeschichtsforschung (INZ)


Christine Gruber

INZ, Österreichisches Biographisches Lexikon


Eveline Wandl-Vogt

ACDH - Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities

Univ. Prof. Dr.

Heinz Fassmann

Institut für Stadt- und Regionalforschung

Priv.-Dozent Mag. Dr. phil.

Mihailo Popovic

Digitising Patterns of Power (DPP)

Institut für Mittelalterforschung,
Abteilung Byzanzforschung

o. Univ. Prof. Dr.

Franz Karl Praßl

Cantus Network – a semantically enriched digital edition of libri ordinarii of the Salzburg metropolitan province

Institut für kunst- und musikhistorische Forschungen,
Abteilung Musikwissenschaften


Eveline Wandl-Vogt

exploreAT! exploring austria´s culture through the language glass

ACDH - Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities


Barbara Horejs

A puzzle in 4D: digital preservation and reconstruction of an Egyptian palace

Institut für Orientalische und Europäische Archäologie

Mag. MAS

Petra Aigner

3D-Digitizing of rareAncient South Arabian squeezes, 19th Century Glaser Collection

Bibliothek, Archiv, Sammlungen: Information Service


Gerhard Holzer

Woldan goes digital