Research

Projects and digital editions.

Projects

The team of Stuttgart is involved in the project B3 "Semantics of the aesthetic in German literature of the Middle Ages" which is part of the CRC 1931 "Different Aesthetics", researches the aesthetic vocabulary of German literature of the Middle Ages. Hereby, all texts of Middle High German "Sangsspruch" will be examined with attention to word which are employed as a means to describe the genre itself. Therefore, within the project, such words are regarded as words with aesthetic meaning which refert to the art of " Sangspruch" itself ("singen", "Meister") as well as those words which indicate social conditions of the art ("geben", "milte"). In a first step, those words will be annotated and subsequently, in a second step, they will be analyzed applying both quantitative and qualitative methods. A framework for this analysis is provided by historical semantics which will undergo further perspectivation to become applicable to specific requirements of the subject, as for example the imagery of self-description. 

Funding: DFG, Duration: 1st of July 2019 – 30th of June 2023 (48 months)

Involved staff (from Stuttgart):

Miriam Krauß (academic staff)
Tanja Grau (student assistant)
Nathalie Ziwey (student assistant)

The DFG long-term project aims to provide the entire corpus of 'Minnesang' (courtly love songs; minnesongs) in a freely available electronic edition. In the second funding phase from 2020 to 2023, text from 'Minnesangs Frühling' will be reworked. Especially the insight that the variance in written records must be taken seriously is to be consistently transferred into editorial practice. Only an electronic edition offers the possibilities to review and prepare the texts in all states of transmission. In this way, each user can be provided with the versions or synopses he or she needs. In addition, "Poetry of the High Middle Ages" does not only offer the texts in an edited and scientifically commented form, but also in a form which is similar to handwriting, available as digital copies and in form of transcriptions. ldm-digital.de

Funding: DFG, Duration: 1st of April 2020 – 31st of March 2023 (36 months)

Involved staff (from Stuttgart):

Dr. Justin Vollmann (academic staff)
Stefanie Köpf (stundent assistant)
Alicia Gina Kropp (student assistant)

The DFG long-term project aims to provide the entire corpus of 'Minnesang' (courtly love songs; minnesongs) in a freely available electronic edition. In the first funding phase from 2017 to 2019, texts of Carl von Kraus' 'Liederdichtern' will be reworked. Especially the insight that the variance in written records must be taken seriously is to be consistently transferred into editorial practice. Only an electronic edition offers the possibilities to review and prepare the texts in all states of transmission. In this way, each user can be provided with the versions or synopses he or she needs. In addition, "Poetry of the High Middle Ages" does not only offer the texts in an edited and scientifically commented form, but also in a form which is similar to handwriting, available as digital copies and in form of transcriptions. ldm-digital.de

Funding: DFG, Duration: 1st of January 2017 – 1st of March 2020 (36 months)

Involved staff (from Stuttgart):

Dr. Stephanie Seidl (academic collaborator)
Carmen Jung (student assistant)
Lisa Kasprik (student assistant)

The project analyses selected Middle High German novels narratologically and also makes use of computer-assisted methods. The central question is to what extent complex narrative texts (such as Wolframs von Eschenbach's "Parzival”) ‘function’ differently or are told in a different way to ‘simple’ novels (such as Hartmann von Aue’s "Iwein"). The categories figure, space, time and action will be used to establish which forms of complexity exist at the level of histoire and which presentation strategies are used to implement them at the level of discourses. The project is located at the Centre for Reflected Text Analytics (CRETA). As a first step, methods for the automatic recognition of entities are developed with the help of which the figure relations and figure constellations are taken into account so that part of the analysis is data-based.

Funding: BMBF, Duration: 1st of January 2016 – 31st of December 2018 (36 months)

Involved staff (from Stuttgart):

Nora Echelmeyer (academic staff)
Annika Holzer (student assistant)
Alina Palesch (student assistant)

 

The Corpora of Frederick the Servant, Duke Henry of Wroclaw, Leuthold von Seven, Regenbogens, Reinmar von Brennenberg, Rubins, Ulrich von Liechtenstein, Walther von Mezze and Wild Alexander are edited electronically. The project sees itself as a pilot project that tests how a contemporary edition of 12th and 13th century poetry might look that, on the one hand, remains close to tradition, and, on the other, meets the needs of different users.

Funding: DFG, Duration: 1st of September 2013 – 31st August 2015 (24 months)

Involved staff (from Stuttgart):

Dr. des. Sophie Marshall (academic Collaborator)
Anja Braun (student assistant)

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