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Virtual Exhibitions

Measuring Halle - City Maps of four Centuries

The idea for this virtual exhibition is based on the showcase exhibition “Halle once and today – from the ULB’s map collection” having been on display in the foyer of the ULB during the spring of 2023. The historical city maps offer a fascinating insight into the history and development of Halle over the course of the centuries. The city thus is tangible as a site of war, a centre of salt production or a tourist attraction. Accompanying, the changes in cartographic forms and techniques can be observed in this exhibition. The maps serve as important resources for all historical disciplines and can be used, for example, relating to questions of urban history, art history and legal history.

Hidden Treasures - Medieval books in the holdings of the university and state library

This exhibition is the result of the interdisciplinary seminar “Book and Writing Culture in the Middle Ages. From Object to Exhibition”, which took place in the winter semester 2020/21 at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg. It was largely designed by students of history, German philology and art history as well as the corresponding lecturers Dr Claudia Wittig, Dr Andrea Seidel and Prof. Dr Ute Elisabeth Engel. Dr. Julia Knödler and Dipl.-Rest. Péter Gönczi from the University and State Library of Saxony-Anhalt as well as Prof. Dr. Dirk Schaal from the Central Custody of the Martin Luther University served as consultants for the project.

Martin Luther on Pinterest

The University and State Library of Saxony-Anhalt (ULB) hereby presents a virtual pinboard on Pinterest with a total of 54 historical images regarding the topic  “Reformation”. The pictures show Martin Luther praying with the Elector or him in front of the infamous Reichstag zu Worms, as well as views of his childhood home and Wartburg Castle. By creating this digital exhibition, the ULB aims to draw attention to its valuable historical collections in the context of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.