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The Prize Papers Project

What we do

The Prize Papers Project is part of the Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Germany. It is based at the University of Oldenburg, Germany, and the
National Archives of the UK.

The aim of the Prize Papers project is the complete digitisation of the Prize Papers collection. This includes the preservation of the collection’s material dimension, the initial and in-depth cataloguing, the creation of research-oriented metadata and finally the presentation of the digital copies and the metadata in an open access research portal. The portal development reflects our continuous engagement with current discussions in the field of Digital Humanities.
We also pursue various research projects, and we cooperate with numerous international researchers and research institutions working on the Prize Papers and in project-related areas.

As of 2018, the Prize Papers Project is part of the Academies Programme of the Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities. Thus, it is funded by the German state and the federal state of Lower Saxony.

The prospective funding period is 2018 – 2037.

It cooperates closely with The German Historical Institute London, as well as the VZG in Göttingen, who provide their IT expertise.