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The Hanseatic History Society presents itself as a comprehensive research portal of the Hanseatic period.

Customer: Hansischer Geschichtsverein e. V.
Industry: Culture
Service: Software, Website

A research portal of the Hanseatic period

The web agency gradwerk is designing and developing one of the most important portals on the Hanseatic League. On the new websites, important data can be made freely available for research and for those interested in history.

Angela L. Huang
Dr. Angela L. Huang
"With gradwerk we have found a reliable, creative and flexible partner to implement our online presences and develop individual databases for our very specific needs. We feel we have been in perfect hands since the beginning and look forward to further cooperation!"

The website of the Hanseatic History Association, previously located at the University of Frankfurt, has been completely redesigned in terms of content and design and now provides the world's most valuable and significant information on the Hanseatic League freely accessible to everyone. In addition, gradwerk also conceived and designed the association's new logo.

The new website currently contains around 500 publications from archival inventories, commemorative publications, historical journals, from the Hansische Studien, the Hansische Volkshefte, from transport and maritime history as well as many other topics. All contents can be researched using the search and filter function and the documents can be downloaded in the form of PDF files; most of the files are OCR-scanned and thus also allow searching within the documents themselves. The foundation for the new research portal was already laid in 2009-2017 with an extensive digitisation project at the chair of Prof. Dr. Albrecht Cordes, Institute for Legal History at Goethe University Frankfurt a.M., under the direction of Dr. Alexander Krey and Yorick Wirth, M.A..

Furthermore, the website of the Hanseatic History Association offers its own comprehensive online reference work on Hanseatic history in the so-called Hanselexikon, which currently contains over 200 terms. The lexicon contains a range of special words - from "Ad referendum" to "Lastadie" and "Zirkelgesellschaft". General information on the association's activities and the regularly held annual conferences round off the website.

With the help of the brand new CMS 6 of the web agency gradwerk, the scientific staff of the European Hanse Museum as well as other editors working nationwide can manage and expand all contents.

In databases developed especially for the client, content including PDF documents for all categories can be maintained and published on the site. This also includes a "docket" database designed for the client, which maps and coordinates all internal processes from submission to approval of contributions for the Hansische Geschichtsblätter across the entire science team.

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Hansischer Geschichtsverein e. V.

The Hanseatic Historical Society was founded in 1870 - on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the Peace of Stralsund, a landmark in the history of the Hanseatic League. The new association held its first, constituent annual meeting in 1871 in Lübeck, the city that had been the head of the old Hanseatic League and now became the seat of the Hanseatic History Association. Today, the renowned European Hanse Museum is a cooperation partner of the Hanseatic Historical Society.

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