Introduction

In May 2022, the edition humboldt digital is available in its eighth installment (ehd, v. 8). Since the release of its beta version in September 2016, ehd has been continuously supplemented with new texts from the project's corpus (travel journals, topics, and letters). In addition, a cross-linked research dataset of chronology and index data is being created, expanding with each version of the edition.

Visualizations

 
v1 v2 v3 v4 v5 v6 v7 v8
Journals 28 28 284 284 471 796 900 900
Documents 28 206 251 254 254 332 332 542
Letters 287 297 821 959 915 1199 1280 1353
 
v1 v2 v3 v4 v5 v6 v7 v8
Glossary 0 0 0 0 0 0 111 130
Bibliography 75 188 1124 1285 1354 1540 1577 1761
Plants 2 2 1070 1656 3036 3353 3579 3666
Institutions 91 93 107 120 169 195 197 203
Places 964 1120 1817 1817 2220 2930 3213 3569
Persons 8149 8161 8463 8588 8629 8746 8809 9022
Chronology 1420 1426 1426 1428 1428 1433 1539 1593
Articles 4 5 9 11 12 15 15 16
 
v1 v2 v3 v4 v5 v6 v7 v8
Technical terms 0 0 0 0 0 0 473 712
Literature title 124 390 2648 3297 3606 4976 5480 6039
Plant names 2 2 1170 1861 3842 4199 4515 4619
Persons, Places and Institutions 2206 4163 10070 12655 14644 20767 24224 27747
Chronology entries 2321 2980 3202 3248 3408 4051 4648 5028
Editor's note 436 682 1556 1485 1711 3218 3695 3889

Version 8 (May 2022)

  • Travel Journals
    • Updates on the Trip to Italy:
      • Voyage de Paris en Italie avec Gay Lussac 1805 [= Italian Travel Journal], edited by Cettina Rapisarda and Christian Thomas. (significantly expanded edition)
      • Antike Marmorarten nach Zoega’s Bestimmungen [document from the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin as a supplement to the Italian Travel Journal], edited by Cettina Rapisarda and Christian Thomas
    • Research paper by Patrick Anthony on the Russian-Siberian Travel Journal of 1829
  • Topics
  • Research data & Development
    • Redesign of the landing page
    • Update of database architecture (now eXist-db 5.3.1)
    • New search with improved results
    • Display of editorial status (initially only for journals)
    • Edition guidelines v. 1.1.2
    • New version 1.3 of the API for retrieving data in TEI-XML: retrieval of all documents and register entities, data dump on GitHub (to be released in June 2022).

Version 7 (September 2021)

Version 6 (October 2020)

Version 5 (September 2019)

  • Travel Journals
    • Voyage d'Espagne aux Canaries et à Cumaná [= American Travel Journals, Vol. I], edited by Carmen Götz. Revision of transcription by re-examining the entire edited text against the manuscript (completed); revision of markup and scholarly commentary (to be continued).
  • Topic
  • Research data & Development
    • Improved plant name index (including new databases and filter function on specific documents)

Version 4 (May 2019)

Version 3 (September 2018)

Version 2 (September 2017)

Version 1 (May 2017)

  • Topics
  • Research data & Development
    • Alexander von Humboldt Chronology
    • Archiving and permanent versioning of the edition data
    • APIs and XML download of the edited texts
    • Improved search

BETA version (September 2016)