The Archivum Medii Aevi Digitale (AMAD) is a place for publishing, researching, and discussing medieval studies. It consists of an open access subject repository and the scholarly blog „Medievalism. Interdisciplinary Research and Reception History“. The aim is to open up new ways of publishing and to promote interdisciplinary, scholarly exchange in medieval studies.
The synergy of the different components of the platform distinguishes its innovative character. Through the globally available open access repository, AMAD presents itself as a quality-assured publication venue for research from all disciplines of medieval studies. Thanks to the effective peer-review process, new publications on AMAD are quality-assured and quickly available. The visibility of the publications and the direct exchange with the specialist communities are promoted by the high reach of the established academic blog. The inclusion of publications in RI-OPAC ensures that their visibility is increased. The publications listed in RI-OPAC as well as other centrally available publications will also be included in the subject repository through a professionally tested and curated harvesting process.
The publication platform will go online on 25 January 2021 with an official launch event to which all interested parties are invited. More information can be found on the project's homepage: https://www.amad.org/launch.
The Archivum Medii Aevi Digitale is being created as part of a joint DFG project of the Chair of Medieval History with a focus on the Late Middle Ages at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, the academy project Regesta Imperii and the Hessian Library Information System (HeBIS).
The project is accompanied and supported by a scientific advisory board.