Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Cologne Center for eHumanities

Legal notes and privacy

Project director:
Prof. Dr. Andreas Ranft (Professor for Medieval History at the Department of History of the Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg)

Project coordination:
Dr. Christian Speer

Research assitants:
Jessica Back M.A.
Robert Koszellni
Fabian Kripahle
Friederike Stümpel
Karl Martin Geißler

Project partners:
Cologne Center for eHumanities
Prof. Dr. Patrick Sahle
Nasrin Saef B.A.
Christian Theisen B.A.


Personal data of our visitors are only recorded when is a technological necessity. If personal data such as names or e-mail addresses are collected, their transmission is voluntary. These data will not be transmitted to third parties without your explicit agreement, will only be used for the stated purpose and will never be sold.

Data processing on this website

The computing centre of the University of Halle (ITZ) records and saves some data automatically transmitted by the browser in its server logs. These data are:

  • Browser type and version
  • Operating system
  • Referrer URL
  • Hostname of the computer accessing the website (IP address)
  • Time of the request

These data cannot be linked to specific persons. They are not merged with data from other sources and will be deleted after periodical statistical analysis.


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What are cookies?

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How do we use cookies?

This website uses cookies to save your filter settings and language preferences. They will automatically be loaded for you when you revisit the site or navigate using the “back”-button. The cookies will ne saved for one week and contain no personal information. They are only used for the stated purpose. They are for convenience only; you can use the full functionality of our website without activating cookies.

How to control cookies

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Usage statistics

The Cologne Center for eHumanities maintains usage statistics about the visits of this website with the open source software Matomo (formerly known as Piwik). IP-addresses are saved in an anonymized fashion (the last two bytes are masked), so only a vague approximation of the users’ positions is possible and no user can be identified. Piwik uses cookies.

If you do not want your visit to be tracked in our statistics, we recommend activating the “do not track”-settings of your browser.

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Picture credits

The photographs on the landing page that are not in the public domain were made with the permission of the Council Archives of Görlitz (Görlitzer Ratsarchivs).

Link liability

The Landgericht Hamburg decided in a verdict from the 12.05.1998 that posting a link to a website means sharing responsibility for its content, unless the contrary is explicitly stated. Hence we expressly distance ourselves from all content of external websites that we link to."