Our support facilities

Funders on a national level

Since the foundation of the TCDH, the vast majority of projects carried out at the TCDH have been funded by grants (third-party funds) from the German Research Foundation (DFG). In addition, TCDH projects are also funded by the state of Rhineland-Palatinate. For example, the “Mining and Modeling Text” project is funded by the new program phase of the research initiative of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate that started in 2019. Furthermore, research projects in which TCDH is involved are repeatedly funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), such as the “eCodicology”, “ExilNetz33”, “SeNeReKo”, “eXplore”, and “ZHistlex” projects. The TCDH was and is also part of various academy projects; a current example is the long-term project “Arthur Schnitzler digital”.

Funders on an international level

Within the European funding program “Horizon 2020” (2014-2020) or its successor “Horizon Europe”, which started in 2021, TCDH is currently participating in two projects. On the one hand, it is part of the project “Computational Literary Studies Infrastructure” (CLS Infrastructrure), in which 13 international partners are involved and in which TCDH leads the work package “Methodological Considerations of Computational Literary Studies”. On the other hand, TCDH is the German partner in the Horizon 2020 project “ELEXIS”, in which 17 institutions from a total of fourteen countries are involved. In this context, TCDH is developing the tool “Publex” for the digital publication of dictionaries. In addition, the TCDH is involved in the international research project “The Multimedia Yasna Project - MuYa”, a cooperative project carried out jointly with the Universities of London, Birmingham and Münster as well as with working groups from Iran and India, and which is funded by the European Research Council, Advanced Grant (ERC). In the context of the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST), which aims at establishing new research networks in Europe, the TCDH was involved in the COST Action “European Network of e-Lexicography” (ENeL), which was followed by the participation in the above mentioned project “ELEXIS”. Currently, TCDH is a partner in the active COST Action “Distant Reading for European Literary History”. Within the framework of the binational research projects “Johann Caspar Lavater” Briefwechsel and the “Conrad Ferdinand Meyer” Briefedition, we receive research funding from the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences (SAGW) and the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) together with our Swiss research partner at the University of Zurich.

Funders for research with regional relevance

Additional funding from foundations and private sponsors means that the work of the TCDH can also realize research projects with a regional focus. An outstanding example of regional history research work has succeeded with the “Caspar Olevian research portal” in the Reformation Year 2017, in which the Trier reformer Caspar Olevian (1536-1587) was digitally awakened. The project was supported by the Protestant Church District of Trier, the City Library, the City Archive and the Trier Treasury, as well as by Wissenschaftsallianz Trier e.V., among others.