The Digital Peters

The digital Peters

Project Management: Dr. Martin Weinmann  (Büro-W Wiesbaden) · Büro-W Wiesbaden · Dr Thomas Burch  (Universität Trier - Trier Center for Digital Humanities (TCDH)) · Universität Trier - Trier Center for Digital Humanities (TCDH)

Project Participants: Verlag Zweitausendeins, Leipzig

Sponsors: Universität Trier - Trier Center for Digital Humanities (TCDH)

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Contact person (TCDH): Dr Thomas Burch


Behrend, Burch, Weinmann: Der Digitale Peters, DVD 2010

Research Area: Software Systems and Research Infrastructure, Digital Edition and Lexicography



Website of the Project: The digital Peters

Arno Peters (1916–2002) wanted to break the narrow boundaries of traditional regional historiography with his 1952 work "Synchronoptischen Weltgeschichte" and wanted to show the equal world historical context in which each historical event took place.

The Digital Mapping of History

The book, which was complicated in terms of publishing technology and therefore very expensive for the time, found 250,000 enthusiastic readers, licenses in 43 countries followed. Therefore, in a three-year cooperation between Büro-W (Wiesbaden) and the TCDH, the book edition for "Digital Peters" on DVD-ROM has been further developed, supplemented by new research and networking functions and published electronically together with the original Peters card index.


Dr Thomas Burch
E-mail: burchatuni-trier [dot] de
Phone: +49 651 201-3364