German Inscriptions Online


The Project Deutsche Inschriften (DI) aims at collecting and editing all Latin and German inscriptions of the Middle Ages and the early modern period up to the year 1650. The collection area covers Germany, Austria and South Tyrol. Every DI volume either contains the inscriptions of one or several urban or administrative districts or the inscriptions of a single town.

The long-term objective of Deutsche Inschriften Online (DIO) is the digitalization and online availability of the entire DI series.

The following work steps have already been tested, optimized and standardized: retro-digitization of older volumes without digital equivalent, editing of volumes that are less old, obtaining image rights for the online publication, input of metadata, taking additional photos if only black-and-white photos had been pre-existed.



Dr. Ludwig Reichert Publishing House (Dr. Ludwig Reichert Verlag)
Austrian Academy of Sciences Press
Institut für Geschichtliche Landeskunde an der Universität Mainz e.V.
Kompetenzzentrum Trier
Deutsches Historisches Institut in Rome

Project Team

Dr. Christine Wulf
Dr. Sabine Wehking
Torsten Schrade
Max Grüntgens
Marjam Mahmoodzada
Jürgen Herold


Academy of Sciences and Literature | Mainz
Austrian Academy of Sciences
Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities
Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities
Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities
North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts
Saxon Academy of Sciences in Leipzig