Listed below you can find projects from different fields of the humanities that used or are currently using OpenAtlas for their research. These projects cooperate closely with the OpenAtlas team. Their requirements and requested features were and are implemented within the main development of the software.
2021 - 2024, PI: Nicholas Melvani
The Approaching Byzantium in Ottoman Istanbul: the Reception of the Byzantine Heritage of Constantinople by Scholars from the Holy Roman Empire in the 16th century project analyzes how visiting the city of Constantinople affected the reception of Byzantium by humanists from the Holy Roman Empire in the 16th century, when the former Byzantine capital was the seat of the Ottoman Empire.
2021 - 2023, PI: Geert Verhoeven, Norbert Pfeifer
The INventory and DIsseminate Graffiti along the dOnaukanal project aims to build the basis to systematically document, monitor, disseminate, and analyse 7 km of graffiti along Vienna’s Danube Canal in the next decade.
2020 - 2025, PI: Zachary Chitwood
The Mount Athos in Medieval Eastern Mediterranean Society: Contextualizing the History of a Monastic Republic (ca. 850-1550) project will constitute the first comprehensive examination of the monastic communities of Mount Athos as independent actors in medieval Eastern Mediterranean society.
2020 - ongoing, PI: Kristin Opitz
The Late antique cemeteries on the Danube project focuses on bringing together and analysing both published and self-compiled archaeological and anthropological data from late antique cemeteries on the Danube Limes and its hinterland between Passau and Budapest to gain deeper insights into the lives and deaths of the people.
2018 - 2022, PI: Deborah Klimburg-Salter;National research partner: Michael Alram
The Cultural Formation and Transformation: Shahi Art and Architecture from Afghanistan to the West Tibetan Frontier at the Dawn of the Islamic Era project (FWF, P-31246) considers for the first time the Shahi kingdoms (c. 7th-10th centuries) which played a pivotal role in the history of Central, Inner, and South Asia. Our ongoing research on the primary source material--artifacts, coins, inscriptions, archaeological evidence--suggests that the Hindu-Buddhist culture survived through the end of the first millennium and gradually evolved towards an Islamic culture at the start of the second millennium.
2018 - 2022, PI: David Natal
The Connected Clerics: Building a Universal Church in the Late Antique West (380-604 CE) project analyses how a ‘universal’ Late Antique Church was constructed despite the context of political fragmentation that precipitated the end of the Western Roman Empire and its division into smaller polities.
2019 - ongoing, PI: Stefan Eichert
The Medieval Cemeteries at the Periphery of the Carolingian World project deals with the digital collection and presentation of medieval cemeteries and it is based at the Archaeological Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague. All published information is provided online and can be explored via a digital catalogue and within an interactive map. Cartographic visualisations as well as charts and plots are created dynamically based on real archaeological research data.
2019 - ongoing, PI: Mihailo Popović (TIB PI: Balkans), Andreas Külzer (TIB PI: Asia Minor)
The Maps of Power: Historical Atlas of Places, Borderzones and Migration Dynamics in Byzantium project is a sub-project of the Long-Term Project Tabula Imperii Byzantini (TIB) and part of the DigTIB initiative of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna. It creates, develops and upkeeps an online atlas of the Byzantine World. Selected parts from the rich data pool provided by TIB are extracted in order to digitally address new scholarly questions and methods.
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2018 - ongoing, PI: Ekaterini Mitsiou
The Prosopography of the Lascarid Period project aims at creating a prosopographical database of Byzantium in the first half of the 13th century and mapping the complexities of a society in transition.
2019 - 2021, PI: Stefan Eichert, Nina Richards
The Anthropological and Archaeological Database of Sepultures project has the aim to create an online repository of all sepultures in nowadays Austria, dating to the Early Middle Ages (ca. 600-1100). It combines the three disciplines archaeology, anthropology and digital humanities.
2015 - 2020, PI: Claudia Rapp
The Moving Byzantium project highlights the role of Byzantium as a global culture and analyses the internal flexibility of Byzantine society. Its main focus is to contribute to a re-evaluation of a society and culture that has traditionally been depicted as stiff, rigid and encumbered by its own tradition.
A Digital Geoportal of the History of the Serbs in Vienna (1741-1918)
2018 - 2019, PI: Mihailo Popović
The A Digital Geoportal of the History of the Serbs in Vienna (1741-1918) project used biographical data on Orthodox Serbs living in Vienna between 1741 and 1918 in order to illustrate how Orthodox people began to migrate into the Habsburg Empire, how Orthodox merchants settled in Vienna and how they were integrated into Viennese society of that time.
2015 - 2019, PI: Mihailo Popović
The Digitising Patterns of Power project focused on the analysis of the depiction of space in medieval written sources as well as the interaction between men-made and natural environment and the appropriation of space and the emergence of new political, religious and economic structures of power.
Frontier, Contact Zone or No Man's Land
2014 - 2017, PI: Stefan Eichert, Jiří Macháček
The Frontier, Contact Zone or No Man's Land project is an international Austrian-Czech research project sponsored by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) and Grantová agentura České republiky (GA ČR). It focused on the Morawa-Thaya region as boarder region between nowadays Austria and Czechia in Medieval times.
The Eastern Alps Revisited
2012 - 2016, PI: Maximilian Diesenberger, Claudia Theune
The Eastern Alps Revisited project focused on the transformation of the Late Antique province of Noricum Mediterraneum into an area inhabited by a Slavic-speaking population that eventually became part of Bavaria.