Understanding Written Artefacts
Material, Interaction and Transmission in Manuscript Cultures
Since 2019, CSMC is home to the Cluster of Excellence ‘Understanding Written Artefacts’ (UWA). The research at UWA aims to develop a global framework for the study of all written artefacts from the beginning of writing to the present day and from all regions that have produced such artefacts. Funded by the DFG, the Cluster is being carried out in cooperation with Helmut Schmidt Universität, TU Hamburg, Universität Lübeck, and Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM).
Today, around 150 researchers from over 40 academic disciplines are working on more than 60 research projects across 11 Research Fields. Further 15 projects have already been completed. In six Working Groups, researchers deepen their cross-disciplinary collaboration on overarching topics.