Ariadne as Aggregator for Archivportal D

The DFG has been funding the establishment of an Archivportal-D as part of the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek since October 2010. Whilst acquiring content for this new and comprehensive source of information from the German archives on the internet, the existing regional portals have gained an important position as information providers. The archive portal Ariadne, which was developed by the University Archive in 2000 and funded by the DFG, and which includes reference volumes provided by several archives in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, has taken up this challenge. In order to meet the technical requirements of the Archivportal-D and to constantly and reliably fulfil the role of aggregator and content provider, new technological requirements will be met and adjustments made to the existing Ariadne portal, both in terms of technology and content. The DFG has been funding the joint project with the University Computer Centre since 2015.

The University in National Socialism

In spite of a large number of valuable individual studies covering the history of persons, institutions, science and events, a comprehensive, profound and systematic examination of the history of the University of Greifswald during the era of National Socialism had long been missing. In 2011, the Rectorate of the University of Greifswald brought a project for the systematic investigation of the University to life, which was carried out between 2012 and 2015 - coordinated by the University Archive. The University Archive’s documents, in particular staff records, doctoral and habilitation records and the records of the former curatorial administration were re-examined for the project. Records from the Federal Archive in Berlin and the Military Archive in Freiburg were also systematically examined.

Publication of Regulatory Sources on the History of the University of Greifswald

Between 2008 and 2013, the University Archive took part in a project, which was funded by the DFG and coordinated by the Chair of Medieval History/Auxiliary Sciences of History, and had set itself the goal of publishing the regulatory sources of the history of the University of Greifswald (1456-1806) based on the broad selection of archival sources. The attempt was made to portray the entire regulatory and normative fabric of the University from the Middle Ages up until the end of the Holy Roman Empire. To do so, in addition to general and faculty statutes of the University, charters following official visits, edicts and rescripts, regulations and official instructions were examined and compared with each other. The result was the publication of a sourcebook with three volumes amounting to almost 2000 printed pages, including a total of 237 source texts on the regulatory history of the University.