Public Television Features the Digitization Project “Cartographies of Africa and Asia” (KarAfAs)

In the report of July 23, 2022, by the German public television broadcaster Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (MDR), the project Cartographies of Africa and Asia (1800–1945). A Project for the Digitization of Maps of the Perthes Collection Gotha is being featured.

Admasu Abebe Haile researches a historical map in the Perthes Collection, © MDR 2022

The video clip provides a rare glimpse into the actual location of the Perthesforum, where the Perthes Collection is being preserved. Jan Peisker, staff member of the Perthes Collection, Admasu Abebe Haile (Madda Walabu University), Herzog Ernst fellow at the Centre for Transcultural Studies, and Claudia Berger, research associate at the project, have their say and explain in a few short words the special significance of the holdings of the Perthes Collection for historical cartographic research and the role of the digitization project for the international exposure of the collection. The project is a joint endeavour by the Centre for Transcultural Studies and the Perthes Collection (Gotha Research Library). In the course of the project, approximately 35,000 sheets of cartographic material will be digitized, which can be accessed via the Digital Historical Library Erfurt/Gotha.


Cite this blog post
Claudia Berger (2022, August 8). Public Television Features the Digitization Project “Cartographies of Africa and Asia” (KarAfAs). Mapping Africa and Asia. Retrieved May 30, 2024, from

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