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The Complete Works of Uwe Johnson

Based on his legacy in the Uwe Johnson Archive, a complete historical-critical edition is compiled in three sections: Works, writings, and letters. The output will be printed and appear digitally. The book offers a verified version of the text as well as detailed commentary and digitally displays the text genesis, variants, sources, and a critical commentary. The added value of digital processing lies in the synoptic linking of texts and comments as well as source material across departments. In this way, the basic concept of Johnson’s working method is made visible.

Host Academy: Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities

Head of the project and the research unit: Prof. Dr. Holger Helbig, holger.helbiguni-rostockde

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Arbeitsstelle "Niederdeutsch in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern"

The research unit "Low German in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern" investigates regional language variation in the federal state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Its central task is the development of a digital linguistic atlas on Low German. To this end, the research unit cooperates closely with the Chair of Low German Language and Literature and the Wossidlo Research Unit for European Ethnology at the University of Rostock. There is also close cooperation with the Competence Center for Teaching Low German (KND) at the University of Greifswald. The research unit is part of the network “Lehrnetzwerk Niederdeutsch” (LeNie).

Host Academy: Academy of Sciences and Literature | Mainz

Head of the project and the research uni: Prof. Dr. Hanna Fischer, h.fischeruni-rostockde

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