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Partners, Advisory Board, Pilot archives and Workshops


In the project Oral-History.Digital. Information Infrastructure for the Curation, Research and Annotation of Audiovisual Narrative Interviews (oh.d), Freie Universität Berlin (UB/CeDiS) cooperates with Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg (Chair of Media Informatics), FernUniversität in Hagen (Institut für Geschichte und Biographie), Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (Modern and Contemporary History), Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Bavarian Archive for Speech Signals), and the Research Centre for Contemporary History in Hamburg (Workshop of Memory).

The Archive Deutsches Gedächtnis at FernUniversität in Hagen contributes its extensive collections, many years of experience and its networks in the community and ensures the broad testing and sustainable use of the infrastructure.

The Bavarian Archive for Speech Signals at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München ensures long-term archiving and supports the indexing of interviews in the areas of speech recognition, alignment and anonymisation.

The Chair of Media Informatics at Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg supports the work on authority files, search functionalities and rights management.

The research environment is being tested for a study on the oral history of migration at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg.

The Digital Interview Collections department at the University Library / Center for Digital Systems at Freie Universität Berlin contributes its software base, collections, experience, and networks to the project, and is responsible for the development and operation of the repository, the indexing and the research environment.

The "Werkstatt der Erinnerung" (Workbook of Memory) at the Research Centre for Contemporary History is contributing its experience, networks and collections to the project.


Scientific Advisory Board

In order to strengthen the involvement of the expert communities, Oral-History.Digital is supported by a Scientific Advisory Board. It consits of the following members:


Pilot archives

We are developing Oral-History.Digital together with the community. In a working group we discuss requirements and work steps with interview projects, archives and museums. The following institutions have already created pilot archives to test the indexing environment:


Workshops and a monthly working group are held to present innovations, share experiences and specify requirements.