How do we talk about love? How do we experience the moments of everyday life that are shaped by it? How do we describe the feelings associated with it, such as happiness, longing, sadness and suffering?

Project conclusion

The Citizen Science research project Gruß & Kuss – Briefe digital. Bürgerinnen erhalten Liebesbriefe , funded by the german Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, BMBF), has been researching and digitising private, authentic love letters from the love letter archive together and in close cooperation with scientists and citizens since 2021.

At the end of the project, a one-and-a-half-day closing event will not only reflect on the project, but also present the results and insights gained from it.

Invitation to the Gruß & Kuss final conference

To mark the end of the project, the partners of the Darmstadt University of Technology, the University of Koblenz, the University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt and the University and State Library Darmstadt as well as the project team cordially invite you to the final conference on 7 and 8 March 2024 at the University of Koblenz.
In addition to presentations from the project work, a panel discussion and further interdisciplinary lectures on Citizen Science as well as on love letter research will provide an opportunity for (citizen) science exchange.

Invited are colleagues, scientists, students, citizen scientists and citizens as well as all interested parties. There are no conference or participation fees.


Note: The conference programme will follow shortly.


Note: Registration will follow shortly.


Project coordination and communication

Nadine Dietz, M.A.
Research assistant
Technical University of Darmstadt
Tel.: 0615116-57414

Lena Dunkelmann
Research assistant
University of Koblenz
Tel.: 0261 287-2028