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General project funding by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media in accordance with Section 96 of the Federal Expellees Act
You would like to contribute to the research, preservation or communication of the German cultural heritage in Eastern Europe? The BKM supports, among other things, research projects, conferences, publications, theater, film and exhibition productions. It also supports projects to promote cultural...
Halbjahresschrift für Geschichte und Zeitgeschehen in Zentral- und Südosteuropa (“Biannual Journal for History and Culture in Central and South East Europe”)
Now with a new publisher, the "Halbjahresschrift" (“Biannual Journal for History and Culture in Central and South East Europe”, HJS) is back! But its purpose remains the same: The systematic and academic examination of authoritarian regimes in Central and South East Europe and their...
Herder Fellowship for doctoral candidates and postdocs
A scholarship for intensive source research in the scientific collections of the Marburg Herder Institute for Historical Research on Eastern Central Europe, an institute of the Leibniz Association.
Research fellowship | Support of conferences
Herder Fellowship for experts in historical research on East Central Europe
A research fellowship for proven experts who can carry out their research project for up to three months directly at the Herder Institute for Research on Eastern Central Europe in Marburg.
Scientific infrastructure facility | Research institute
Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe
The Marburg Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe - Institute of the Leibniz Association (HI) is one of the central non-university infrastructure and research institutions for historical research on East Central Europe in Germany.
IKGS-Buchreihe (“IKGS book series”)
Anyone with a deep interest in the Danube-Carpathian region and all its aspects should consider taking a look at the book series of the IKGS. Its monographies and anthologies set the stage for an international dialog about German culture and history, art, and literature in, from, and about East,...
Image catalogue of the Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe – Institute of the Leibniz Association
In the online database of the Image Archive you will find the previously inventoried and digitized image materials from the collections of the Herder Institute as well as additional image sources from joint indexing and digitization projects with cooperation partners. Further analog and digital...
Immanuel Kant Scholarship
The fellowship is aimed at doctoral students working on transnational and transcultural references or interconnections in Eastern Europe from the Middle Ages to the present, with a special focus on the German-speaking population. The application deadline for the new call is December 31, 2023.
International and Interdisciplinary Summer Academies
Every year, younger scholars are invited to the Herder Institute for Research on Eastern and Central European History in Marburg to participate in the Summer Academies for an intensive exchange of methods and content.
Journal for Culture and History of the Germans in Eastern Europe
The Journal for Culture and History of the Germans in Eastern Europe (JKGE) addresses current research questions on the culture and history of the Germans in Eastern Europe and examines how these are intertwined with different cultures, religions, languages, nations and states. The publication is...
Journal of East Central European Studies
The bilingual Journal of East Central European Studies (ZfO), published by an international editorial board at the Herder Institute, is one of the most renowned specialist organs for historical research on East Central Europe. It is published quarterly in open access and features scholarly articles...
Library catalog | Bibliographic database
Library and Bibliography Portal of the Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe
Research using our portal with access to one million items of data on history literature, literature and culture of East Central Europe.
Library of the Federal Institute for Culture and History of the Germans in Eastern Europe
The special library of the BKGE, which is open to the public, currently contains about 62,000 books and 990 periodicals (including about 100 current periodicals and 180 in Eastern European languages).
Lovis Corinth Prize
Every two years, the KOG awards the Lovis Corinth Prize, worth € 10,000, to visual artists. The basis for this award is an internationally significant body of work that has been created in affiliation with or as a reflection of contemporary art in Eastern Europe.
Library | Archive
Martin Opitz Library
The Martin Opitz Library (MOB) is the central library for German culture and history in Eastern Europe. It collects literature from all areas of East-Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe. The main focus of the collections is on the regions that today form western Poland and the Kaliningrad...
Museum erleben (experience the museum!)
Museum erleben (experience the museum!) is a series of events that invites you to discover the East Prussian State Museum with its German-Baltic Department in a special way.
New Perspectives on Central and Eastern European Studies
Decades after the political changes of 1989, Eastern Europe remains one of the lesser known regions of the world. The publication series “New Perspectives on Central and Eastern European Studies” therefore investigates its history with a special focus on the Baltic States, Poland, the Czech...
The "Nordost-Archiv" is published in the form of annual volumes on selected topics.
The research of the Nordost-Institut centers around the history and culture of the countries from Poland to Russia. The focus is on the manifold interconnections of these regions with German history. Therefore, questions of relationship and regional history are pursued as well as aspects of minority...
The Northeast Library is a specialized scientific library that deals with the regional history of northern East Central Europe and the history of the Russian Germans. The total holdings comprise approximately 170,000 media units. It forms part of the library network of the University of Hamburg.