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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.
Collection of the Martin Opitz Library
The Martin Opitz Library 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 region –...
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...
Danube. River stories
"Look at me, says the Danube. Great am I, beautiful and wise. There is no one in Europe who could hold a candle to me." The Hungarian writer György Konrád put this not exactly modest statement into the mouth of the great river when he opened the first International Danube Festival in Ulm in 1998...
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Forum Central and Eastern Europe e.V. (DiFMOE) has been operating a digital, freely accessible specialized library with historical documents on Eastern Europe since 2008.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...
Divided Loyalties political and cultural Orientations in the First World War
An international conference of the Institute for German Culture and History of Southeast Europe at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (IKGS) and the National Yuriy Fedkovych University Chernivtsi/Czernivtsi, Ukraine.
Documentation Center for Displacement, Expulsion, Reconciliation
The Documentation Center offers exhibitions, a library and a testimony archive, tours, workshops and events. The Center provides information about the causes, dimensions and consequences of displacement, expulsion and forced migration in the past and present. Particular focus is on the displacement...
Electronic Reading Room (eL) of the Martin Opitz Library
Would you like to browse selected holdings of the Martin Opitz Library from your own PC? In the MOB's electronic reading room, you will find thousands of digitized documents – from historical address books to monographs, journals and much more.
series of lectures
“Experiencing Silesia” – this isn’t just the title, but also the goal of the event series, for which, every year, a new, diverse program is created by the Cultural Office for Silesia.
Holdings and collections of the Documentation Center for Displacement, Expulsion, Reconciliation
The scientific library of the Documentation Center for Displacement, Expulsion, Reconciliation includes German and foreign language books, newspapers and magazines as well as digital media on the topic of forced migrations in the 20th and 21st centuries in Europe. In addition to a contemporary...
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...
Names change, places too. The Challenge of Developing Geodata-Based Gazetteer Research Technologies and Methods
Using place-name directories (gazetteers) as an example, the project examines the genesis and development of geographical systems of knowledge and the impact of different actors on geographical discourses. The technical focus is on the development of a web application for the analysis of existing...
Die Oder hat viele Gesichter. Der international erfahrene Expeditionsfotograf Willy Sinn hat diese Vielfalt von Frankfurt/Oder bis Gleiwitz aus den unterschiedlichsten Perspektiven festgehalten. Das Ergebnis ist eine reizvolle Fahrt auf der "Lebensader Schlesiens", die dazu beitragen möchte, diesen...
Nicolaus Copernicus: The Copernican Revolution and today’s “planetary thinking”
Are current terms from sustainability research like “Anthropocene” and “planetary thinking” associated with a new kind of Copernican Revolution? In this interview, Giessen-based geographer Prof. Dr. Lea Schneider considers this complicated yet fascinating question. She also explains the objectives behind the European Union’s Earth Observation Program, which bears the name “Copernicus”.
Oder / Odra
Everything is in flow – there is so much in this river and along its banks. The exhibition "Oder / Odra" in the former Cistercian Lubiąż Abbey is dedicated to the river as the "lifeline of Silesia".
Online library catalog
Online Catalog of the Martin Opitz Library
The online catalog of the Martin Opitz Library is based on the software VuFind and allows you to search the library's entire book and journal holdings, a constantly growing sub-collection of the archive and numerous external datasets. If you would like to search this institution's extensive...
Silesia – Shared Natural and Cultural Heritage
Preserving the culture and natural environment of Silesia and promoting tourism at the same time: Staying true to the project’s name, the Silesian Museum of Görlitz manages the project “Silesia – Shared Natural and Cultural Heritage” in cooperation with the Karkonosze National Park.
The debate between Austrian and Hungarian
The region of Burgenland was transferred to Austria in 1921. After the First World War the country was compensated with a territory which had previously been a part of Hungary. Since its “birth”, Austria’s historical claim to the region was contested by Hungarian historians. In contrast, Austrian historians were eager to integrate Burgenland into their new national histories. What follows is a comparative case study of how historians participated in creating histories based on nation, region, or ethnicity.
Transylvanian Summer Academy / Transylvanian Academy Week
You deal with Transylvania in an academic context? During the Transylvanian Summer Academy of the Institute for German Culture and History in South-Eastern Europe (IKGS) you can present your research projects for discussion, exchange ideas with professionals, and make lasting connections. You can do...