Stadtansicht Stade (Schot)


The working group "Archives of the Hanseatic Cities" serves the international professional exchange of archivists of the Hanseatic cities. The working group provides an open forum for topics common to large and small archives of the Hanseatic cities.

Since the historical Hanseatic League worked across borders, it is worthwhile to overcome city and country borders in archival work as well in order to get to know or jointly find clever solutions and best practices of colleagues.

For the first time, the working group met online during the International Hanseatic Day in Riga in 2021 for an open exchange of ideas, during which an archive symposium with a thematic focus was proposed.

This was followed in Neuss in 2022 by a hybrid archive symposium entitled "Libri Civitatum - the backbone of urban history", which presented city book projects from the University of Halle-Wittenberg and the city archives in Neuss and Stade.

A meeting of the working group on archives of the Hanseatic cities is also planned for the International Hanseatic Day in Toruń.


Possible focus topics for further work:  

Further suggestions for topics and ideas are very welcome!



Dr. Christina Deggim, Archive, City of Stade