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Project Partners

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The Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg

The headquarters of the Prize Papers project can be found at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg in North-Western Germany, where it is affiliated with the Historical Institute.


The National Archives, Kew

The National Archives of the UK (TNA) are the home of the Prize Papers collection, and our partnership with TNA lies at the heart of the Prize Papers project.

The repository of the Prize Papers is kept in TNA as part of the records of the High Court of Admiralty c.1450-1995; although the Prize Papers we work with date back to the period of the late 17th to the early 19th century.

The Prize Papers team at TNA deal with the sorting and material conservation of the collection.


The German Historical Institute (GHIL)

The GHIL is the German Historical Institute based in London. It is part of the Max Weber Stiftung’s programme for centers of advanced studies abroad.

In the Prize Papers project, the GHIL forms a junction between the British and German working areas. The project’s photographers are employed and supervised by the GHIL, and the GHIL provides a prosperous research environment for the project’s PhD candidates visiting and working in London. Additionally, the GHIL will host public outreach events such as lectures and conferences to promote and entertain the project’s and the Prize Papers’ further academic and public impact.



The Gemeinsamer Bibliotheksverbund (GBV) is the common library network of the seven German federal states Bremen, Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, LowerSaxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Schleswig-Holstein, Thuringia and the Foundation of Prussian Cultural Heritage. The GBV head office is situated in Göttingen.

In the Prize Papers Project, the VZG's IT experts handle the vital task of creating the data portal.