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A Breath of Valkyrie on the Baltic Sea. Nationalism and Romanticism in the Literature of East Prussia
What do a knight of the Teutonic Order, the Song of the Nibelungs and Hermann the Cheruscan have in common? They were all intended to legitimize the founding of the German Empire in 1871, which celebrates its 150th anniversary this year. This was a "unification from above" for which Prussia waged...
Archive Treasure of the Month
Between 2007 and 2018, the Document Collection of the Marburg Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe (DSHI) presented each month a particularly attractive or interesting archival document of general historical or political significance, as well as personal documents or...
Brief aus dem HAUS SCHLESIEN ("Letter from HAUS SCHLESIEN")
You want to find out more about Haus Schlesien, its events, topics and partners? The "Brief aus dem HAUS SCHLESIEN” ("Letter from House Silesia") will keep you up to date!
Call for Contributions: Childhood and Youth in Eastern Europe
The online portal "Copernico. History and Cultural Heritage in Eastern Europe" is now calling for contributions to our next thematic focus: “Childhood and Youth in Eastern Europe”. The aim is to shed light on the day-to-day lives and environments of children and young people in Eastern Europe,...
Collection of the Pomeranian State Museum
The holdings of the Pomeranian State Museum include approximately 60,000 objects with a focus on painting and graphic art. Works by Frans Hals, Caspar David Friedrich, Vincent van Gogh and the legendary Croy carpet from 1554 are among the highlights.
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Collections and holdings of the Institute for German Culture and History in Southeastern Europe (IKGS)
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...
Conferences on East Central European Studies
Conferences on the history of East Central Europe are documented in this series of publications of the Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe.
DISCOVERING East Central Europe
DISCOVERING East Central Europe: A series of publications presenting selected materials of the Marburg Herder Institute.
Discover the Danube region with Danube Places, the virtual travel guide of the Danube Swabian Museum! Many towns between the Danube city of Ulm and the Serbian capital of Belgrade have a connection to the migratory movements of the 18th century. This website (www.danube-places.eu) introduces 80...
Danube Swabian Museum
Migration has always been an important part of European history and continues to be an issue of great significance today. The Danube Swabians are a German minority in Eastern Europe, whose ancestors emigrated to Hungary in the 18th and 19th centuries. The Danube Swabian Museum in Ulm is not only...
Das Südostdeutsche Kulturwerk (SOKW) in München (“The Southeast German Cultural Society [SOKW] in Munich”)
How does an institute deal with its 70th anniversary when, from today's point of view, its founding involved a number of problematic aspects? This is the question that the Institute for German Culture and History in South-eastern Europe (IKGS) is currently grappling with. In this research project,...
DigiOst is a digital publication series on the history of Eastern Europe. It offers high-quality and up-to-date anthologies and conference proceedings, source editions, and monographs. On request, copies can be ordered via a print-on-demand process.
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...
Ernst Friedrich Zwirner
Er hatte eine Bauzeit von mehr als 600 Jahren, ist knapp 157 Meter hoch und zieht heutzutage mehr als 6 Millionen Besucher jährlich an: Der Kölner Dom. Die Vollendung des monumentalen Stadtwahrzeichens im 19. Jahrhundert ist zu guter Letzt auch Ernst Friedrich Zwirner, einem orts- und...
Farewell after 500 years
A document in the Silesian Museum in Görlitz testifies to the acquisition of the village of Gleinitz by the brothers Nikolaus, Georg and Ladislaus von Niebelschütz in 1446. It was only by chance that the descendent of the Niebelschütz family, Harald von Niebelschütz, then 15 years old, saved the document in 1945 and donated it to the museum in 2017.
Forgotten, but not lost
The seizure of power by the National Socialists in 1933 led to a major wave of migration out of Germany. Over 500,000 people left the Third Reich, among them numerous artists and cultural professionals. The exhibition presents works by artists in exile who came from former West Prussia and other...
Für, mit und gegen Napoleon. Revolution, Reform oder Restauration
So sehr die Ära Napoleon ein Stück gesamteuropäische Geschichte ist, so sehr unterscheiden sich die Überlieferungen und Deutungen dieser Zeit in den einzelnen europäischen Staaten. Eine Doppelausstellung befasst sich mit den Ereignissen in Schlesien, den Hintergründen und der Historiographie...
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HAUS SCHLESIEN is all about versatility! In the heart of the Siebengebirge you will discover a place that is not only peaceful, comfortable and atmospheric, but also an international meeting place and educational center where the culture of remembrance comes alive. On site, across Germany and...
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.