Les projets EDDB montrent comment la plateforme rend les données faciles à explorer pour toutes et tous.

Ces projets variés vont de recherches académiques à des bases de données éducatives, certains étant accessibles au public via une interface simple et intuitive. Cette approche permet à chacun et chacune de découvrir et d'interagir avec les informations de manière fluide, favorisant ainsi le partage de connaissances et l'innovation.


Iconography of Play and Games

The Callisto Database was set up in 2010 by the eponymous research team of Fribourg University focusing on material culture and visual/textual representations of children in ancient societies. The ERC project Locus Ludi is now vastly expanding the database which will include all iconographic resources useful for teaching and research on play and game culture, involving animals, children and adults, men and women, heroes and gods, through the lenses of gender studies, cultural history, and anthropology.

Callisto is an important collaborative tool for the renewal of research on ancient ludic culture as the fabric of past societies. It brings together a wide set of visual material from the birth of the Greek city-state c. 800 BCE to the end of the Western Roman Empire, c. 500 CE . These documents are often inaccessible and/or unknown. Each entry includes a detailed commentary of the object which reflects different interpretations and links to downloadable scientific papers (PDF).

This database is part of the Locus Ludi project that has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (Grant agreement No. 741520)

Responsable des données :
Prof. Véronique Dasen Tuor


La base de données Diathèque comprend un peu moins de 14'000 images de monuments et objets historiques à disposition des étudiantes et des étudiants dans le cadre des cours du département d'histoire de l'art et d'archéologie.

Responsable des données :
Prof. Jean-Michel Spieser


Cette base de données regroupe de nombreuses références journalistiques concernant le fédéralisme.

Il s'agit d'un outil de travail pour l'Institut du fédéralisme de la Faculté de droit.

Responsable des données :
Jean-Pierre Blickle


Digital Map of Pilgrimage Routes in Post-Crusader Palestine

HolyNet is a searchable, interactive map worked out in the frame of the SNSF-Advanced Grant project Holy Networks. Locating, Shaping, and Experiencing Palestinian Loca Sancta (1187-1852). It systematically records the location, historical vicissitudes, and experiential dimension of the holy sites that came to be identified as material indicators of holy persons and sacred narratives by different Jewish, Christian, and Muslim communities in post-Crusader Palestine. Furthermore, it explores their interconnectedness by reconstructing, also via 3D interactive panoramas, the topographic networks shaped by the kinetic experience of premodern pilgrims who visited the loca sancta along pre-established paths.

Responsable des données :
Prof. Michele Bacci


Portraying Medieval Women: The Materiality of Female Images and Art Patronage in the Latin East (12th-15th centuries)

The Digital Database LEFem is the focal point of the ongoing Swiss National Science Foundation PRIMA Project, Portraying Medieval Women: The Materiality of Female Images and Art Patronage in the Latin-Ruled East (12th–15th centuries). This database comprises a comprehensive dataset that encompasses a broad range of comparative data, providing, for the first time, a systematic overview of women in art and artifacts produced within the designated chronological and geographical framework (Syria, Palestine, Cyprus, Greece, Southern Italy, and Sicily). As a multifaceted research tool, it incorporates various types of information, including visual, textual, historical, archaeological, and environmental data, as well as photographs, architectural drawings, maps and measurements, among others. Each entry includes a detailed description of each artwork along with its bibliography. Consequently, the Digital Database LEFem enables remote access and widespread dissemination of the investigated material, thereby contributing to a deeper understanding of medieval women and their agency.

Responsable des données :
Prof. Rafca Nasr


A database of ancient boardgames

La base de données Ludus a été développée en 2019 par le projet ERC Locus Ludi. The Cultural Fabric of Play and Games in Classical Antiquity 2017-2022 (no 741520) dirigé par la Prof. Véronique Dasen.

Ludus est un important outil collaboratif favorisant le renouvellement de la recherche sur la culture ludique antique en tant que miroir et opérateur des sociétés passées. L’objectif est de réunir tous les plateaux de jeux antiques, de l’ancienne Egypte à la fin de lempire romain d’Occident (c. 500 apr. J.-C.) conservés sur différents supports : gravés sur le sol en pierre, en bois, en pierre, faience, terre cuite…

La base de donnée génère une carte topographique qui peut être interrogée selon le type de jeu, la période, la localisation, le matériau, offrant ainsi une vision nouvelle de la distribution et de la diffusion des jeux dans le monde antique.

Responsable des données :
Prof. Véronique Dasen Tuor


Numismatique Antique Fribourgeoise Online

La base de données NAFO présente une collection d'un peu moins de 2000 pièces de monnaies antiques.

Responsable des données :
Prof. Cédric Brélaz


Le projet Pilgrims consiste en l’élaboration d’une base de données regroupant des extraits de quelques 300 textes médiévaux concernant des récits de pèlerins en différentes langues européennes. Ces récits sont regroupés en sites et documentés de nombreuses metadata telles que les sources, les données géographiques, le contexte environnemental, etc.

Responsable des données :
Prof. Michele Bacci

The Miocene La Venta Biome

Palaeobiological data from tropical South America

A major challenge in studying past climatic and biotic changes in the tropics is the scarcity of well-sampled fossil sites. The La Venta deposits in Colombia record one of the most fossil-rich regions in tropical South America and offers an exceptional opportunity to study the effect of the Miocene climatic changes and the evolution of extinct and extant biological groups in a low-latitude ecosystem. This place has an exceptional preservation of fossils representing an ancient tropical forest. Land and freshwater vertebrates, and less commonly plants and invertebrates, constitute most of the La Venta fossils. The mammal record has been used to define the Laventan Age/Stage ca. 13.5-11.8 million years old.

This database compiles the information from La Venta collected by different working groups for over a century of paleontological research on the site. It provides geographical and temporal information of fossil occurrences from the different taxa recorded in La Venta. In addition, it provides trait and fossil abundance data.

Reference: Carrillo J. D. (ed.) 2023. — Neotropical palaeontology: the Miocene La Venta biome/Paléontologie néotropicale : le biome miocène de La Venta. Geodiversitas, vol. 45, arts 3, 6, 10, 12, 13, 15, 18.
Image credit: Guillermo Torres. Banco de Imágenes Ambientales (BIA). Instituto de Investigaciones de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humboldt.

Responsable des données :
Juan Carrillo