The Society actively supports the cathedral through the publication of in-depth studies on various aspects of the building from its foundation to the present day.

Current publications
Our blog
Online archives

Current publications

The Society has published a Bulletin ever since it was created in 1903. The original title, Strassburger Münster-Blatt (1903-1912), later became the Bulletin de la Société des Amis de la Cathédrale de Strasbourg (1925-1974). In 1976, it was given its present title : Bulletin de la Cathédrale de Strasbourg. The Bulletin is a two-yearly publication with articles on the cathedral in all its many dimensions. Each issue contains an updated bibliography, useful to researchers, and information on the Society’s activities, of particular interest to members. Paid-up members receive a complimentary copy of each new issue.

Our most recent issue, Bulletin XXXIV, was published in 2020. Contents include articles on architectural features and sculpture (the Pillar of Angels, the spire), the tapestries, the organ, historical figures (canons, musicians, sculptors), iconography… The Bulletin is on sale. Price : 35 euros.

The 34 volumes of the Bulletin are a reference for all those interested in the cathedral. A register of all the articles published during the periods 1903-1986 and 1988-2008 has now been compiled. Specialist staff from the Strasbourg National and University library (BNUS) started listing the contents of our Bulletins in 1984. Articles are now entered individually in the catalogue ; the tables of contents, in successive order, can be consulted using the Bibliographie alsacienne. For back numbers of the Bulletin still on sale, consult the following list.

Since 2010, the Society has been working on the publication of a new monography on the cathedral, with contributions from eminent specialists. The first tome has won several awards. The first two tomes have already been published, a third is forthcoming :
• Jean-Philippe MEYER, The Romanesque Cathedral (1015-vers 1180) (out of print)
• Jean-Philippe MEYER, Brigitte KURMANN-SCHWARZ, Strasbourg Cathedral : The Choir and Transept : from Romanesque to Gothic Art (c. 1180-1240) – 36€

Between 1934-1939, the Society published a series of very fine plates -all related to the cathedral- to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the construction of the cathedral spire. Some of these plates are still available and are on sale from our offices.

Publications can be obtained from our offices during opening times or ordered direct from the Society. Postage and Packaging extra. Contact details.

Our blog

It is now possible for everyone to contribute to the prestige of Strasbourg cathedral through the blog we have started with content from members. We want to give everyone the possibility to contribute to the prestige of Strasbourg cathedral and so have started a blog with member-supplied content. The blog supports many different types of posts : texts, poems, drawings, photos, videos…  If you would like to join in, here’s what you can do.

On the site you can scroll through contributions in chronological order or explore them by topic in French or in German.

Online archives

In keeping with the spirit of the founders of the Society, we want to give researchers and the general public online access to the archives of our Bulletin. To this end, the collections of articles published between 1903 and 2004 were digitalised under Numistral, a partner programme in the Gallica project, the vast digital library developed by the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. Both Gallica and Numistral provide free online access to these collections.

We are continuing to develop this initiative. Free online access will progressively become available for other resources. These include : the first tome of the new monography on the cathedral (now out of print) ; the articles in Bulletins for years 1986 and 2000 ; articles published since 2006, with a 3-year moving wall. Full text online access to more recent issues is programmed ; in the interim, access to their tables of contents will be provided.

The records are in .pdf format. Download the free Acrobat Reader software to read, download or print off. The articles have been digitized in picture format and so making searches within the texts or selecting extracts for copying is not currently possible. These functions will be available with the Numistral on-line versions.

If you own the rights to an article, image or reproduction of an illustration and object to their use, the relevant items will be excluded from our project on simple request. Contact details.