„Love and Kisses“ – Citizen-Science-Project about Love Letters

2021/03/29

„Love and Kisses“ – Citizen-Science-Project about Love Letters

On 1 April 2021 the ULB Darmstadt starts a project to collect, register, and comment on love letters. The project is launched in joint venture with partners at the TU Darmstadt, the University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt, and the University Koblenz-Landau and is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The focus is set on Citizen Sciences, that is to say in integrating the interested general public in indexing, describing, and analysing the sources.

The basic source material of the project is taken from the love letter archive at the University Library Koblenz-Landau. In cooperation with the citizen scientists, tools will be made accessible to capture the full texts, describe, and comment on them. So, the contributions of the citizen scientists will become a fundamental basis for the academic discipline.

For more information see the website of the project https://liebesbriefarchiv.de/ and watch social and regional media.

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