Cooperations

Cooperations

The Hanns Eisler Complete Edition

The Hanns Eisler Complete Edition (HEGA) is conceived as a historical-critical edition and aims to publish all of Eisler's preserved compositions and writings. Not only will the existing print editions be revised, but large parts of the œuvre will also be edited and made accessible for the first time.

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Heinrich Mann Digital –
A Transnational Reconstruction

For the first time, a shared platform will make the virtual reunification of the dispersed manuscripts and letters of Heinrich Mann possible: In 2021, his oeuvre will be made available to research and the public in digitised form through the databases and digital presentation forms of the participating institutions.

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Digitising Carl Einstein’s literary and art historical papers

In cooperation with the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, art historian Carl Einstein's handwritten papers, a total of over 8000 pages, were digitised and are now freely accessible via the Archives Database.

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Indexing the personal papers of Ulrich Müther

The art of engineering between technology and aesthetics

In dem Kooperationsprojekt der Hochschule Wismar und dem Baukunstarchiv der Akademie der Künste, Berlin, wird in den nächsten drei Jahren der Nachlass des bedeutenden Bauingenieurs Ulrich Müther erschlossen.

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Bernd Alois Zimmermann – Complete Works

Bernd Alois Zimmermann is regarded as one of the most remarkable twentieth-century German composers. The edition of complete works offers a unique opportunity now to develop innovative philological methods in the area of music.

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Film and cultural education

Together with the Film University Babelsberg, the Archives of the Akademie der Künste are developing models appropriate for film and cultural education. Students on the MA in Film Heritage have a work experience semester in the Archives providing scholarly and curatorial support for individual projects, and exploring the possibilities, forms and themes in film education.

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Securing and digitising the cinematographic works in the Bertolt Brecht Archive of the Akademie der Künste

The cinematographic holdings of the Bertolt Brecht Archive of the Akademie der Künste comprise around 50 titles on approx. 70,000 metres of analogue film material. In cooperation with the Deutsche Kinemathek and funded by the LOTTO-Stiftung Berlin and the Federal Government's Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM), the cinematographic works in the Bertolt Brecht Archive are being secured and subsequently made available to the general public.

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Theodor W. Adorno,
Lectures 1949–1968

On behalf of the Theodor W. Adorno Archive and the Hamburger Stiftung zur Förderung von Wissenschaft und Kultur, the Walter Benjamin Archive is presently preparing an edition of Theodor W. Adorno's lectures from 1949 to 1968. Vorträge 1949–1968 is due to appear in the Suhrkamp Press in 2018. This edition comprises 21 improvised public (or at least semi-public) lectures Adorno gave between 1949 and 1968.

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Wulf Herzogenrath’s Visitors’ Books

Wulf Herzogenrath's Visitors' Books contain a unique collection of original dedications by artists.In June 2014, the Archives launched a pilot project to digitise the 26 visitors' books (a total of 2565 double pages) and develop an app to present them.

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Retroconversion of the Art Collection’s card inventory

For decades, index cards listing individual art works as well as bundles of papers (portfolios, etc.) were the primary finding aid for Art Collection staff and visitors. To facilitate the digital indexing of the holdings, an external service was commissioned to scan the pre-sorted index cards.

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Digitising the Modellbücher (‘model books’) and the Hainer Hill Photo Archive in the Bertolt Brecht Archive

In 2013, with financial support from the Berlin Senate Chancellery – Cultural Affairs, a complex process of restoration was successfully completed for 104 of Bertolt Brecht's Modellbücher ('model books'), some heavily worn, as well as 724 photographs by Hainer Hill.

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Digitising Florens Christian Rang’s personal papers

The Hamburger Stiftung zur Förderung von Wissenschaft und Kultur took over the personal papers of Florens Christian Rang (1864–1924) as a donation for the Walter Benjamin Archive. During the last years of his life, Florens Christian Rang, German theologian, politician and writer, was one of Walter Benjamin's close friends.

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Berlin Women Artists Association – 150 Years of the Verein der Berliner Künstlerinnen

Archiving the collection and photography holdings of the reconstructed archive of the Verein der Berliner Künstlerinnen 1867 (1867–2012)

The archival indexing process sets out to provide the materials in the form of finding aids for the interested public and prepare the data for online presentation on the webpages of both the Akademie der Künste and the VdBK.

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Bertolt Brecht, Notizbücher

Historisch-kritische Hybridedition

For the first time, the entire 54 surviving Notebooks are to be edited. The Notebooks are the most important group of Bertolt Brecht's works not yet published. They played a key role in his writings and thought, accompanying his entire oeuvre (1918–1956). The edition is designed as a hybrid publication.

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Werke und Nachlaß – A critical edition of Walter Benjamin’s complete works

Commissioned by the Hamburger Stiftung zur Förderung von Wissenschaft und Kultur and edited by Christoph Gödde and Henri Lonitz in cooperation with the Walter Benjamin Archive

Since 2008, Suhrkamp Press has been publishing Werke und Nachlaß, a critical edition of Walter Benjamin's complete works. In the course of preparing this new edition of 21 volumes, Benjamin's personal papers, which provide the basis for this critical edition, have been fully restored, digitised and newly indexed in the Akademie der Künste Archives Database.

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Securing and digitising Theodor W. Adorno’s personal papers

The Theodor W. Adorno Archive is an institution of the Hamburger Stiftung zur Förderung von Wissenschaft und Kultur, the owner of Adorno's entire unpublished personal papers. Since 2004, the Theodor W. Adorno Archive has been integrated into the Institute of Social Research (Frankfurt am Main), so much a part of Adorno's biography. The Theodor W. Adorno Archive and Walter Benjamin Archive, which are supported by the same foundation, work closely together. The latter has taken over the continuing process of indexing and securing Adorno's personal papers.

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