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"Polyphonic Memory – Common Heritage – European Future: Culture and History of the Germans and their Neighbors in Eastern Europe" by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media
Would you like to organize projects that involve cross-border encounters or a summer school related to German cultural heritage in Eastern Europe? With a special funding program, the BKM supports innovative formats that have particular appeal for younger people.
series of seminars
German, Polish, Silesian, European? Identity and memory are complex, constantly changing and not always easy to put into words. So it’s just as well that they become the focus of attention for one week as part of "Academia Silesia" at the HAUS SCHLESIEN!
Academic Funding Program of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media
Would you like to expand existing knowledge about German culture and history in Eastern Europe through new research findings and present your work in a university teaching context? Within the framework of its Academic Support Program, the BKM promotes scientific research projects ("Projects" module)...
Cultural institute | Research institute
Adalbert Stifter Verein e.V. (Adalbert Stifter Association)
The Adalbert Stifter Association cultivates and promotes German-Czech dialogue. It keeps the German-Bohemian cultural heritage alive and contributes to a better knowledge of the common culture and its European contexts.
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.
How can ordinary Ukrainians play a role in preserving cultural heritage during wartime? One project that is empowering them is Backup Ukraine which allows volunteers in Ukraine to scan objects in the country, which are then turned into 3D models that are preserved in the digital cloud.
Baroque sacred architecture in Vilnius: Decay and renewal
Today's Lithuanian capital Vilnius was not only part of a hybrid Polish-Lithuanian state for a long time, but was also shaped by a wide variety of cultures over the centuries. This is exemplarily visible in the city's sacral architecture – buildings that are often multi-ethnic and...
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.
Copernico in the Southeastcast "Donauwellen" (Danube waves)
In the new episode of the podcast "Donauwellen" the Copernico portal is presented.
Copernicus: A contested European legacy
Over the past two centuries, discussions about Copernicus have played a key role in German-Polish relations. The years commemorating the anniversaries of the astronomer’s birth and death crystallized the debates.
Cultural Office for Silesia
“Where is Silesia, actually?” Younger people, in particular, often ask themselves this question. The Cultural Office for Silesia offers a diverse program for all who wish to embark on a quest – to search for Silesia.
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...
Digitalisierung seltener und unikaler Materialien zur deutschen Kultur und Geschichte Schlesiens ("Digitization of Rare and Unique Materials on German Culture and the History of Silesia")
Many cultural treasures kept in archives are unique and irreplaceable. Through this digitization project, the Martin Opitz Library – in cooperation with the University Library of Wroclaw – is contributing to the long-term preservation and broad availability of such collections.
General project funding by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media in accordance with Section 96 of the Federal Expellees Act
You would like to contribute to the research, preservation or communication of the German cultural heritage in Eastern Europe? The BKM supports, among other things, research projects, conferences, publications, theater, film and exhibition productions. It also supports projects to promote cultural...
Museum | Collection | Library
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...
ICOM4Ukraine on the protection of cultural property in wartime
Since February 24, 2022 Ukraine has been exposed to the Russian war of aggression. In the media we see not only images of desperate, injured and killed people, but also bombed churches, memorials, theaters and museums. In view of the destruction of numerous art and cultural assets, the question...
Kulturkorrespondenz östliches Europa (Cultural correspondence Eastern Europe)
From conversations with prominent cookbook authors to reports about Bohemian vineyards to historical articles, for example, on the tourism pioneer Carl Stangen, a kind of German Thomas Cook from Wroclaw – Kulturkorrespondenz östliches Europa (KK) offers insightful background material and a great...
Materialien zur Kunst, Kultur und Geschichte Ostmitteleuropas (Materials on the Art, Culture and History of East Central Europe)
Editions and studies of materials on the art, culture, and history of East Central Europe are presented in this series by the Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe.
Nimm ihm Saures! (“Take its Acid!”)
Historical holdings in a new guise: Almost 1,500 German-language books that were cleaned, deacidified, restored, or rebound and protectively packaged as part of the project "Nimm ihm Saures!" (“Take its Acid!”) have returned to the library of the Institute for German Culture and History of...
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...