Current Projects


LEON - Learning Environments Online

CeDiS plays a major role in implementing the “Quality Pact for Teaching” (Qualitätspakt Lehre), a joint program between the German federal and state governments, at Freie Universität. In the Learning Environments Online (LEON) project, digital teaching and learning environments are being expanded, with development of forms of learning that encourage collaboration and active participation.

1914-1918-online. International Encyclopedia of the First World War

1914-1918-Online International Encyclopedia of the First World War

This virtual reference work on World War I is being coordinated by Prof. Dr. Nicolas Apostolopoulos, head of the Center for Digital Systems (CeDiS), and Prof. Dr. Oliver Janz, historian at the Friedrich Meinecke Institute.

Open Encyclopedia System

Open Encyclopedia System

In the course of the project "1914-1918-online. International Encyclopedia of the First World War", funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), a freely available English-language online encyclopedia about the First World War has been created. Based on the experience gained from building an online encyclopedia on the First World War, the project consortium is planning to develop a digital framework that hosts a collection of customizable workflow management and editing tools to create, publish and maintain academic reference works.

Memories of the Occupation in Greece

Memories of the Occupation in Greece

The project "Memories of the Occupation in Greece" aims to record the oral history of living witnesses of the German occupation of Greece during the Nazi era, preserve it and scientifically prepare and make it available on an online platform.


QuerVet – the new cross-sectional instruction in Veterinary Medicine

The e-learning project of the Department of Veterinary Medicine of Freie Universität aims to optimize the cross-sectional instruction, which imparts interdisciplinary and practical qualifications during veterinary degree courses. Through the integration of various e-learning elements, learning and teaching gain greater flexibility and self-regulated learning, while students’ participation is also fostered.


Accessing Campscapes

The HERA project „Accessing Campscapes: Inclusive Strategies for Using European Conflicted Heritage“ studies the transformation of former Nazi und Stalinist camps into objects of an – often debated – European cultural heritage. Within this interdisciplinary research project about the cultural dynamics of remembering „Campscapes“, Freie Universität Berlin analyses the role of survivors’ testimonies in interpreting and representing these sites.

Centrum Modernes Griechenland (CeMoG)

CeMoG Digital

The Centrum Modernes Griechenland (CeMoG) promotes the interdisciplinary cooperation in the realms of teaching and research between Greece and Germany. CeDiS is involved in the design of the IT infrastructure and supports CeMoG’s activities in the digital environment.

OJS Infrastructure

Sustainable OJS infrastructure for electronic publication of academic journals.

E-Research @ CeDiS

Survey: Teaching the Holocaust in German Universities

The project examines the present situation of research and teaching of the Holocaust at German universities.

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Voices of Survivors at Sites of Perpetrators

Joint educational offerings from the Topography of Terror documentation center and the Center for Digital Systems at Freie Universität Berlin.

USC Shoah Foundation

Visual History Archive (VHA)

Provision of online access to the world’s largest historical video archive for Freie Universität.

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Forced Labor 1939–1945. Memory and History

This digital archive for education and scholarly use is a cooperative initiative between the Foundation “Remembrance, Responsibility and Future” (“Erinnerung, Verantwortung und Zukunft”), Freie Universität Berlin, and the Deutsches Historisches Museum (German Historical Museum).