TU Darmstadt is digitizing one of the oldest German language periodicals
In a cooperation, the Institute for Linguistics and Literary Studies at the TU Darmstadt with its collaborative platform Discourse Lab, and the University Library ULB, are digitizing the holdings of the Darmstädter Tagblatt, one of the oldest periodicals and one of the longest continuously published (daily) newspapers in the German-speaking world. The digitization of the Darmstädter Tagblatt is funded by the DFG.
Initially, the volumes 1740-1941 (up to their temporary discontinuation during World War II) have been digitized and made accessible both as digital copies and as full text. A subcorpus created at the Discourse Lab comprises selected digitized and linguistically annotated volumes from publication years 1745-1940. The team led by Prof. Marcus Müller are using this corpus to conduct a first discourse-linguistic study on the change in the public concept of risk 1850-1915 using the example of the Darmstädter Tagblatt.
The current second phase of the project includes the volumes 1949-1986. As part of this second project phase, the ULB, in cooperation with Discourse Lab, is undertaking a comprehensive investigation of copyright holders. If you belong to this group of people or have a special interest in this project for other reasons, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Discontinued in 1986, the Darmstädter Tagblatt functioned as the most important leading medium in Darmstadt and the region of southern Hesse. The different forms of publication – starting with the weekly “Darmstädtisches Frag- und Anzeigungsblättgen” – represent the development and change of the press from its early beginnings to the mass medium of the 20th century.
→ TUdigit – access to digitized volumes (facsimile)
→ ZEiD – Zentrum für digitale Editionen Darmstadt: digital full text access
→ ARTICLE – Stegmeier, Jörn, Günther, Anne-Christine, Hammer, Angela, Müller, Marcus and Stäcker, Thomas. “Eine Zeitung in drei Jahrhunderten: Digitalisierung des Darmstädter Tagblatts” Information – Wissenschaft & Praxis, vol. 73, no. 2-3, 2022, pp. 89-96.