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This richly illustrated magazine shows the many facets of German culture and history in Eastern Europe through essayistic and literary texts, photo spreads and popular science essays.
Publication project | Conference project
Bekenntnis und Diaspora (“Creed and diaspora”)
The international workshop held in 2018 and the resulting anthology deal with the history of the German-speaking Reformation and with German-speaking Protestantism in the countries of Central and Southeast Europe.
Library holdings | Archive
Collections and holdings of the Institute for German Culture and History in Southeastern Europe (IKGS)
Complete collection of research materials of the Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe – Institute of the Leibniz Association
The Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe - Institute of the Leibniz Association is home to an extensive and diverse range of collections relating to East Central Europe, including a library with a music and press collection together with an image archive and a document and...
Conferences on Baltic Urban History
This series of conferences run by the Herder Institute brings together historians working on the history of cities and the history of urbanity, whose work specifically focuses on cities in the Baltic States. The aims behind the conference series are to encourage methodological and conceptual...
Dauerausstellung des Kulturzentrums Ostpreußen in Ellingen
Digital Forum Central and Eastern Europe
The Digital Forum Central and Eastern Europe e. V. (DiFMOE) has been dedicated to researching and digitally indexing historical sources from Eastern Europe for more than 10 years and operates a digital, freely accessible online library for their publication.
Digital Library of the Digital Forum Central and Eastern Europe
The Digital Forum Central and Eastern Europe e.V. (DiFMOE) has been operating a digital, freely accessible specialized library with historical documents on Eastern Europe since 2008. At the beginning of 2021, its holdings of periodicals included 245 titles, encompassing newspapers, magazines and...
Documents and Materials relating to East Central Europe
Digital sources relating to the history of East Central Europe in open access. The online edition of "Documents and Materials on the History of East Central Europe" of the Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe presents materials and sources on selected topics related to the...
Fasting Rules Become Food Taboos
In almost all religions, dietary rules and food taboos play an important role. The example of the Russian Old Believers shows the importance that food practices and body images can have in differentiating them from those of other faiths.
German Culture Forum for Central and Eastern Europe
The German Culture Forum for Central and Eastern Europe works to promote cross-border communication of German culture and the history of Eastern Europe in the form of events, exhibitions, and both printed and digital publications.
Holding | Archive | Library holdings
Gesamtbestand des Kulturzentrums Ostpreußen
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...
Migration to Southeast Europe in the 18th Century
Migration stories can be success stories. Migration is often associated with people’s desire to improve their living situation. However, this wish does not always come true, and so migration stories are often marked by disappointments and failures – like that of Michael Kreutzer.
Online finding aid
Online search aid of the Document Collection at the Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe
The online search aid of the Document Collection (DSHI) at the Marburg Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe is the starting point for research in the holdings of the most important archive on the history of the Baltic states of Estonia and Latvia in the German-speaking...
Pandemic and Migration in Eastern Europe
Copernico asked: What role have epidemics and pandemics actually played in history, especially in Eastern Europe? How were they combated in the past? What impact did they have on the course of history? What role do they play, for example, in the context of human migration movements?
Permanent exhibition of the East Prussian state museum
East Prussia: Formerly the easternmost German province, today it covers parts of Poland, Russia and Lithuania. With its family-friendly presentation style and high-quality, informative exhibits, the East Prussian state museum conveys as complete a picture as possible of the history, art, culture and...
Several thousand tons of gingerbread are exported every year. Reason enough to take a closer look at this sweet baked treat and its history. The touring exhibition of HAUS SCHLESIEN, which is available for loan, tells the story of the origins and development of gingerbread and is dedicated to the...
Research Infrastructure for Art-historical Monuments in East Central Europe
The portal is an interactive art-historical research infrastructure with a specific focus on the – until now insufficiently acknowledged – achievements of art production in East Central Europe, and presents their complex interrelationships online with the application of digital methods and...