Burckhardtsource.org: The Unpublished Correspondence to Jacob Burckhardt

Francesca Di Donato, Susanne Müller


Burckhardsource.org is the semantic Digital Library designed and developed by EUROCORR ERC Advanced Grant Project, which hosts the on-going critical edition work on the correspondence of over 300 European intellectuals with the Swiss cultural historian Jacob Burckhardt over a period of more than half a century. Aim of this article is to outline an introduction to EUROCORR1 by describing content and tools of Burckhardtsource.org platform.

1 The ERC-project, Advanced Grant EUROCORR, Grant Agreement n. 249483, is coordinated by Maurizio Ghelardi (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa). Ghelardi is member of the Board of Jacob Burckhardt Werke (Kritische Gesamtausgabe) since 1991 and associate editor of the critical edition of Jacob Burckhardt’s Work (Nachlass, herausgegeben zusammen mit S. Müller im Rahmen der neuen Gesamtausgabe von Werken und Nachlass, herausgegeben von der Jacob Burckhardt-Stiftung, Schwabe und C. H. Beck, Band 13, 16, 17). See also the Team page on http://www.burckhardtsource.org. For a detailed description of the project, the corpus of letters and its characteristics, the methodology and the scientific goals see S. Müller, F. Di Donato, “Burckhardtsource.org. A semantic digital edition of the correspondence to Jacob Burckhardt”, EVA-Berlin Conference Proceedings, 2013.


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