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SUCHO – Saving Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Online

A conversation with Quinn Dombrowski
What is the role of digital humanities during wartime? Since February 24th, 2022, Ukraine is enduring attacks from Russian troops. A broad majority stands by Ukraine with various initiatives – humanitarian as well as cultural. We spoke with Stanford University’s Quinn Dombrowski about an initiative that aims to save Ukrainian cultural heritage digitally.
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Call for papers: Jewish Life in Eastern Europe – Past and Present

The online portal "Copernico. History and Cultural Heritage in Eastern Europe" is calling for submissions for the new topic in focus "Jewish Life in Eastern Europe – Past and Present".
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ICOM4Ukraine on the protection of cultural property in wartime

An interview with ICOM Germany President Beate Reifenscheid-Ronnisch
Since February 24, 2022 Ukraine has been exposed to the Russian war of aggression. In the media we see not only images of desperate, injured and killed people, but also bombed churches, memorials, theaters and museums. In view of the destruction of numerous art and cultural assets, the question arises as to what measures are being taken to protect them. Copernico spoke with Beate Reifenscheid-Ronnisch, director of the Ludwig Museum Koblenz and president of ICOM Germany.
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Recommended Reading: Die heutige Ukraine und ihre sowjetischen Wurzeln (Today's Ukraine and its Soviet Roots)

Perspectives on understanding the country and its location
Since the beginning of the Russian invasion, Ukraine has been in the focus of world attention. Is now the hour for experts on Ukraine to be recognized and heard? The war has made many people aware of how little they actually know about this country and its history. To fill this knowledge gap or to deepen existing knowledge, we recommend the volume "Die heutige Ukraine und ihre sowjetischen Wurzeln” (Today's Ukraine and its Soviet Roots), published in 2021. This anthology, edited by Stephan Rindlisbacher and Dimitri Tolkatsch, opens a new door to topics that contribute to a better understanding of today's Ukraine and its position in the post-Soviet world.
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"We have woken up in a different world today" (Annalena Baerbock)

There is war in Ukraine, there is war in Europe
Statement of Copernico editorial staff on the war in Ukraine with some references where you can get information about background of the war.
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Call for Papers: Eastern Europe: Spaces, Borders, Projections

The online portal "Copernico. History and Cultural Heritage in Eastern Europe" is calling for contributions for a new focus on the topic of "Eastern Europe: Spaces, Borders, Projections", which will be published in Spring 2023 in the portal's thematic magazine.
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Copernico in the Southeastcast "Donauwellen" (Danube waves)

In the new episode of the podcast "Donauwellen" the Copernico portal is presented.
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The digital shift in academic communication

Challenges for the research and presentation of the history of Eastern Europe
Digital conference for the launch of the online portal "Copernico. History and Cultural Heritage in Eastern Europe" on 12 November 2021, 9.30am - 4.30pm
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How and why we gender

The debate about gender asterisks, underscores and colons is not dying down. It has been heating up people's minds again and again for years, especially in the social media. Those who strive for a gender-sensitive way of writing and/or speaking are not infrequently insulted as linguistic mischief-makers. Those who stick to the generic masculine often have to put up with being called die-hards. Our author explains the Copernico team's decision.
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Why a new thematic portal on Eastern Europe?

An interview
What are the goals of the new Copernico online portal? What is it supposed to convey? Prof. Dr. Peter Haslinger, Director of the Herder Institute for Historical Research on Eastern Central Europe in Marburg, explains the idea behind the portal.
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