Lyrics of the German Middle Ages: A Digital Edition of Minnesang

Third party funded individual grant

Project Details

Project leader:
Prof. Dr. Florian Kragl
Prof. Dr. Sonja Glauch

Contributing FAU Organisations:
Lehrstuhl für Ältere deutsche Literatur
Professur für Germanische und Deutsche Philologie

Funding source: DFG-Einzelförderung / Sachbeihilfe (EIN-SBH)
Acronym: LDM
Start date: 01/03/2017
End date: 28/02/2023
Extension Date: 28/02/2026

Research Fields

Scholarly Editing
Professur für Germanische und Deutsche Philologie
Medieval Lyric Poetry
Professur für Germanische und Deutsche Philologie
Editionsphilologie und digitale Literaturwissenschaft
Lehrstuhl für Ältere deutsche Literatur

Abstract (technical / expert description):

A significant proportion of the Minnesang has been repeatedly transmitted. An intense text-theoretical and media-historical discussion in recent years has shown that the transmission in its variability should be taken very seriously. The aim of the project is to transfer this level of understanding consequently into editorial practice. The means to achieve this is to replace the printed book with the electronic edition. Only the electronic edition allows for the processing of texts in their different transmissions in such a way that every user can be provided with exactly the synopsis that is currently needed. In addition, the text can not only be presented in an editorially modified way; it can also be presented in manifestations like transcription or digital reproduction, which lead to the manuscripts themselves. Finally, the adoption of electronic media allows for the texts to be made freely accessible for everyone (Open Access). The project is a follow-up of a pioneer project in which the editorial concept has been worked out in detail, in which different workflows have been tested, and technical feasibility has been proven. corpus includes the entire Minnesang.

External Partners

Universität Stuttgart


Kragl, F. (2016). Der Wilder Alexander: Leich, Lieder, Sprüche [Online-Edition].
Braun, M., Glauch, S., & Kragl, F. (2016). Grenzen der Überlieferungsnähe. Aus der Werkstatt der Online-Edition ‚Lyrik des hohen Mittelalters‘ (LHM). In Dorothea Klein und Freimut Löser (Eds.), Überlieferungsgeschichte transdisziplinär: Neue Aspekte eines methodischen Paradigmas. (pp. 401-424). Wiesbaden: Reichert.
Kragl, F. (2016). Heinrich von Breslau: Lieder [Online-Edition].
Glauch, S., Kragl, F., & Braun, M. (2016). Lyrik des deutschen Mittelalters (LDM).
Kragl, F. (2016). Walther von Mezze: Lieder [Online-Edition].

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