4Memory has the goals of further developing historically oriented scholarship to meet the challenges and opportunities of digitalization, safeguarding the critical functions and social relevance of the historical method and establishing systematic, sustainable links among research, memory and information infrastructures. It has developed a set of overall objectives for its task areas, thus ensuring 4Memory can contribute to the NFDI’s key goals. We have summarized these objectives under the acronym LINKAGE, which, taken together, provide a community-specific agenda for meeting the overall goals of the NFDI.


Scholarly and research institutions

Leibniz Institute of European History, Mainz

Institute for Historical Studies, Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf; German Historical Association

Humboldt University of Berlin

Historical Data Centre Saxony-Anhalt, Historical Institute, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

Memory institutions

Deutsches Museum, Munich, Cultural Collections as Digital Repositories of Knowledge for Research, Teaching and Public Communication (KultSam)

Research infrastructure institutions

Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe, Marburg; Historical Institute, Justus Liebig University, Giessen