Digitale Mediävistik

  • Brigitte Burrichter (Autor/in)
  • Björn Gebert (Autor/in)
  • Christoph Mackert (Autor/in)
  • Gabriel Viehhauser (Autor/in)


A lot has been accomplished since medieval studies embarked upon a digital turn in the late 1940s. Today, medievalists are not only able to access a number of essential resources and tools online, but the research process itself has become primarily digital. In this article, we provide a brief overview of existing resources for medievalists and discuss current spheres of digital activity in medieval studies, namely 1) handwritten text and optical character recognition, digital paleography and codicology, 2) digital editing, 3) text analysis, 4) data visualization, 5) transfer and integration of digital competencies, and 6) scholarly communication and digital publishing. In conclusion, we argue for a combination or even fusion of traditional methods used by medievalists with those from the Digital Humanities, to bridge the gap between analogue and digital forms of scholarship and to enable a combination of both approaches.