Category: Adelbert von Chamisso

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Migration: successful!

Our edition is now hosted by the Trier Center for Digital Humanities. The corpora have landed softly, the SVN is now operational (thanks to the technical team in Trier!) – in other words: we can get back to work on the edition. Boeckh and Euler are the ones who will be lucky enough to be enriched soon. I am working on finding the necessary funding to wrap up the Chamisso-de la Foye and the Raumer-Tieck correspondences quickly as well. No surprises so far. But some new features are in the making as well. 

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“Wo magst Du wohl jetzt sein, ob Du schläfst oder wanderst?” Briefe von Antonie an ihren Mann Adelbert von Chamisso

Diesen Beitrag habe ich am 26. August 2012 für das Caroline-von-Humboldt-Forum verfasst. Inzwischen sind die Digitalisate der hier besprochenen Briefe bei den digitalen Sammlungen der Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin-PK frei konsultier- und durchsuchbar. Als er Ende Juni 1823 nach Greifswald zu einer Forschungsreise aufbricht, lässt Adelbert von Chamisso in Berlin seine Gattin Antonie und seine beiden Söhnen, Ernst und Max, jeweils 3 und 1 Jahr alt zurück. Die junge Frau (sie ist 23 Jahre alt, er 42) greift zur Feder und berichtet ihrem Mann sorgfältig über ihren Alltag. Aus diesem Sommer sind 18 Briefe von ihr in der Originalhandschrift erhalten, aufbewahrt...

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Not enough text

For two years now, I have kept repeating “We don’t have enough text” (meaning in our digital edition). And it is true. There are a lot of things, especially the big-picturesque ones, that we still cannot look into seriously because we don’t have enough text for that.

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Waiting for the tooth fairy

While I expected to come back online today with a rush of energy, to joyfully move on to the next steps, I have to admit that a) the blogging abstention in July did not even suffice for me to deliver all that I wanted to finish before my vacation and b) having lost half a tooth in a bike accident during said vacation gives me mostly a feeling of o-my-God-how-am-I-going-to-manage-all-this-with-such-a-headache. While waiting for the tooth fairy, I have still a few great moments to look back on and others to look forward to – which lightens up the headache, somehow.