Theodor Fontane job

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The Theodor Fontane-Arbeitsstelle is an independent research institution. It is financed from funds from the Leibniz Prize of the German Research Foundation as well as from other DFG funds and third-party funds from the Fritz Thyssen Foundation . The job belongs to the chair of Heinrich Detering at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen .


The Fontane-Arbeitsstelle was founded in January 2010 by Gabriele Radecke in order to develop and coordinate various Fontane edition projects in an interdisciplinary manner. With its eleven employees and a few freelancers, it is now the largest Fontane research center where edition projects are created. The office is a member of the Theodor Fontane Society and the Theodor Fontane Forum; it is connected to the Göttingen Center for Digital Humanities and the Working Group for German Edition as well as the Munich Center for Edition Studies. It has a library that is connected to the Opac of the Lower Saxony State and University Library in Göttingen.


The interdisciplinary projects of the Theodor Fontane office include:


The Fontane office works with the following institutions:

The Theodor Fontane office makes electronic texts from Fontane's editorial work available to the German Text Archive.
  • State Historical Association for the Mark Brandenburg e. V.
  • Neuruppin Museum
The Fontane-Arbeitsstelle has provided the Museum Neuruppin with the first results of their project "Digital Edition of Theodor Fontane's Notebooks". Fontane describes the old "Zieten Museum", which he visited in September 1873 and which forms the basis for the Neuruppin Museum. Many of the exhibits from that time have survived and can be viewed in the museum.
With its large Fontane estate, the Stadtmuseum Berlin supports the work of the Theodor Fontane office, in particular the continuation of the “Great Brandenburger [Fontane] Edition”. The Fontane office advises the Stadtmuseum Berlin on Fontane and his estate.
The work on the “Digital Edition of Fontane's Notebooks” is significantly supported by the “TextGrid” virtual research environment at the Goettingen State and University Library.
The Theater Studies Collection of the University of Cologne supports the commented new edition of Theodor Fontane's 700 theater reviews through its collections and academic staff.
  • Theodor Storm Archive Husum
The annotated new edition of the correspondence between Theodor Storm and Theodor Fontane was created in cooperation with the Theodor Storm Archive Husum .


  • Gabriele Radecke: Theodor Fontane job at the University of Göttingen . In: Mitteilungen der Theodor Fontane Gesellschaft, vol. 41 (2011), pp. 61–63.
  • Gabriele Radecke: Theodor Fontane job at the University of Göttingen . In: Bulletin of the State Historical Association for the Mark Brandenburg e. V. , Vol. 11 (2014), Issue 1, pp. 30–32.
  • Gabriele Radecke: The Theodor Fontane job at the University of Göttingen . In: Mitteldeutsches Jahrbuch für Kultur und Geschichte , vol. 21 (2014), pp. 316–317.

Publications at the Fontane workplace

  • Theodor Fontane: Beyond the Tweed. Pictures and letters from Scotland . Edited by Maren Ermisch in collaboration with the Theodor Fontane-Arbeitsstelle, University of Göttingen. Construction Verlag, Berlin 2016 (Large Brandenburger Edition - The Travel Literary Work, Vol. 2)
  • Theodor Fontane: From twenty to thirty. Autobiographical . Edited by the Theodor Fontane-Arbeitsstelle, commented by Wolfgang Rasch. Aufbau Verlag, Berlin 2014 (Great Brandenburg Edition - The Autobiographical Work, Vol. 3)
  • Theodor Storm - Theodor Fontane. The correspondence . Critical edition. Edited by Gabriele Radecke. Erich Schmidt, Berlin 2011, ISBN 978-3-503-12280-6 .

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