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Communicating about Eastern Europe on Digital Channels
The virtual conference “The Digital Shift in Academic Communication: Challenges for the Research and Presentation of the History of Eastern Europe” was held on 12 November 2021 to mark the launch of the online portal Copernico. Historians, researchers working in the digital humanities, and...
Data Are Never Neutral
Data are never objective and free from bias or ideological convictions, just like historical sources. Data convey conflicts, hegemonies, and colonialisms. In his latest article, our author Peter Haslinger argues for bringing the epistemic baggage of data and data structures into the focus of digital...
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 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Forum Central and Eastern Europe e.V. (DiFMOE) has been operating a digital, freely accessible specialized library with historical documents on Eastern Europe since 2008. In the middle of 2023, its holdings of periodicals included 254 titles, encompassing newspapers, magazines and annual...
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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.
How did a German Emigrant find his Way in Eastern Europe at the Beginning of the 19th Century?
How someone finds their way in a foreign country can be explored in different ways. In the case of Franz Xaver Bronner's travels from Switzerland to Kazan in 1810, and his return in 1817, a geographical approach is used to provide a fact-based foundation.
One Year of Copernico
Since its launch in September 2021, Copernico has had an eventful year. The war in Ukraine has overshadowed all activities since the end of February 2022, and the team is continuously engaging with new portal content and projects. A lot has happened behind the scenes. The institutions in the...
Research Data Service for Russian, East and Southeast European Studies (OstData)
In the OstData project, a research data service for research on Eastern, Central Eastern and Southeastern Europe is being developed with interdisciplinary and international connectivity.
SUCHO – Saving Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Online
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...
The aim of the project, which is being carried out jointly with Heidelberg University Library, is to develop a digital WissKI infrastructure that is specifically geared to the needs of art historical documentation and to ontologies and data models that are leading in the field.
Strategic Development of Research Data Management at the Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe (FDMHerder)
The Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe – Institute of the Leibnitz Association is a non-university research institute and scientific infrastructure facility with its own collections and in-house publisher. It provides a diverse range of analogue and digital...
The digital shift in academic communication
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
What Material Culture Can Tell Us about Migration History
Objects from museums and archives play an important role on the Copernico portal. As part of our shared cultural heritage, they can tell us a lot about the history of Eastern Europe. In October 2021, an online workshop was held to discuss what contribution such objects can make to the study of...