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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 –...
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Collections and holdings of the Institute for German Culture and History in Southeastern Europe (IKGS)
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Forum Central and Eastern Europe e.V. (DiFMOE) has been operating a digital, freely accessible specialized library with historical documents on Eastern Europe since 2008.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...
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.
Federal Institute for Culture and History of the Germans in Eastern Europe
The Federal Institute for Culture and History of the Germans in Eastern Europe (BKGE) advises and supports the Federal Government in all matters concerning the research, presentation and development of German culture and history in Eastern Europe.
Identitäten in regionalen Zentren der Habsburgermonarchie 1867-1918 (“Identities in Regional Centers of the Habsburg Monarchy 1867-1918“)
How did the identities of different ethnic groups develop in the Habsburg Monarchy? How were they presented in public? Against this background, a new research project of the Institute for German Culture and History in Southeastern Europe (IKGS) examines Rijeka and Maribor in parallel. Both cities...
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.
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Institute for German Culture and History in South-Eastern Europe
Europe – a region that is more than the sum of its parts. Migration and the constant exchange between its inhabitants have been and still are of utmost importance to the creation of a European relationship history. The Institute for German Culture and History in South-Eastern Europe (IKGS) is...
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...
Language courses of the Bukovina Institute
The philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein once said so beautifully: "The limits of my language are the limits of my world." If you don't develop your language skills, you can't have a say in many things!
Library catalog (OPAC) of the Institute for German Culture and History in Southeastern Europe (IKGS)
In the library catalog of the Institute of German Culture and History in Southeastern Europe you can search in a stock of more than 20,000 books, 1,000 journals and hundreds of DVDs, CDs and much more.
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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...
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...
Otokar Fischer Prize
The Otokar Fischer Prize is awarded for outstanding German-language and Czech-language humanities works on Germanobohemistic topics.
Schriften des Bundesinstituts für Kultur und Geschichte der Deutschen im östlichen Europa
The BKGE's publication series is aimed both at the specialist scientific community and at a scientifically interested public.
Temeswar. Timișoara. Temesvár.
Timișoara is the European Capital of Culture in 2023, after the Corona Pandemic made the originally planned year of 2021 an impossibility! With its various language and denominational groups, the city's cultural life has always been colorful and diverse. The organizers of the Capital of Culture...
The National Language of the Jews or a Jewish Language?
Is there such a thing as a Jewish national language and if so, what is it? Yiddish, Hebrew or both? The research project, which is being developed in cooperation with the Bukovina Institute, is dedicated to the question of the Jewish language and brings together a number of research discourses.
Online library catalog
Verbundkatalog Östliches Europa ("Union Catalogue Eastern Europe", VOE)
With more than 1,200,000 computerized titles from a network of over 30 libraries, collections and cultural and scientific institutions in Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic, the Verbundkatalog Östliches Europa ("Union Catalogue Eastern Europe", VOE) is a central instrument of the Martin Opitz...
Zürich an der Wolga ("Zurich on the Volga")
How did a village with the name "Zurich" come to be built on the Volga? And did Swiss people actually live there?