About Copernico

Copernico brings history to life!

Organizations from the field of science and who work with communication and education around cultural heritage have joined to present information about the common history and the shared cultural heritage in Eastern Europe in a way that is both attractive and scientifically sound. The aim of the Copernico portal is to make scientific research more visible and to open up new ways of preserving and presenting cultural heritage in the public eye.

The portal offers two entry points:

Under Research, you have the opportunity to learn about the portal’s various partners and get an overview of their collections and holdings, exhibitions, projects, publications, online resources, and funding programs.

In the Topics section, you can find information on a variety of topics related to the history of Eastern Europe and its connections to German history. Here you will find background articles, biographical works, annotated sources and interviews as well as multimedia content such as web documentaries, videos and podcasts.

Copernico has been made with funding from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.

The Copernico Team

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The Copernico portal editorial office is located at the Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe in Marburg.

The authors

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The articles and contributions on Copernico are written by experts who have intensively studied the eventful history of Eastern Europe, including Eastern European historians, migration researchers, cultural scientists, ethnologists and museologists.

The Editorial Board

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... ensure the quality of the texts in the thematic magazine and decide on new topics.

The Copernico Network

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Copernico is a collaborative portal on history and cultural heritage in Eastern Europe. The portal provides information about institutions in the fields of science, cultural heritage preservation and dissemination and their work. The circle of partner institutions will be expanded nationally and internationally in the coming years.

Notes for contributors

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We welcome cooperation requests and contributions on both current and future topics.