Provenance Lab

The Provenance Lab at Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany, is an interdisciplinary research and teaching hub for experimental knowledge production in a field it aims to shape significantly: provenance studies. The Lab is founded and headed by Prof. Dr. Lynn Rother, who brings over a decade of experience in provenance research and practice to the project. At Leuphana, she holds a prestigious Lichtenberg-Professorship. 

At the Lab, which operates at the intersection of provenance research and data science, we aim to explore new methodologies, refine existing data models, and develop new standards for the analysis of digital provenance information on a large scale. These undertakings will help to realize the still untapped scientific potential of provenance research, which is being undertaken daily by researchers around the globe. Indeed, here at the lab, we consider provenance information beyond individual object biographies and read them more broadly as empirical evidence of cultural and social phenomena across time and space.

The Provenance Lab is funded by the Volkswagen Foundation (VolkswagenStiftung) and Leuphana University.

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