Center of Epigraphical Documentation

The “Epigraphical Research and Documentary Centre” (ERDC) of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München is dedicated to the research of the inscriptions of the middle ages and the early modern times. The young discipline of “Epigraphical studies of the middle ages and early modern times” takes a special role at the department of historical auxiliary sciences , especiallly when it comes to teaching and research. The ERDC has been established in 1984 and nowadays possesses a remarkable collection of epigraphical photographs and slides. The stocks of the research organistaion are constantly enlarged and offer international scientists the opportunity to carry out researches of their own, for instance in the literary cumulative or the photographical collection. Furthermore the ERDC is offering its library and workplaces for researchers who want to stay for a period of time.

The collecting of international professional literature connected with epigraphy of the medieval and early modern times is one of the ERDC’s main functions. Due to its researches about inscription paleography the ERDC is well known beyond the borders of the Federal Republic of Germany. In regular intervals critical comments on literature dealing with medieval or early modern epigraphical topics are published. The years 1987, 1994, 2000 and 2005 already saw the publishment of four of these. The literary comments pursue the aim of locating the science of the medieval and early modern inscriptions and serve the steadily growing sphere of ephigraphers and also other interested people.


Adviser of the EFDZ Dr. Franz-Albrecht Bornschlegel
Address Epigraphisches Forschungs- und Dokumentationszentrum, Historisches Seminar - Abt. Historische Grundwissenschaften und Historische Medienkunde, Universität München, Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1, D-80539 München
Phone 089 / 2180 5460
Fax 089 / 2180 2084

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