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Infrastructure project | Consolidation project
Bibliothekarische Fachkräfte zur Aufarbeitung von Desiderata und eL ("Librarians Working on the Processing of Desiderata and the Electronic Reading Room")
The Martin Opitz Library is constantly expanding its stocks – both in terms of volume and by recording and making them available. In order to future-proof the associated processes and offerings, the institution has launched a new consolidation project.
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...
Digitalization project | Research project
Deutsche und polnische Akteure der Neuen Ökonomischen Politik (NĖP) ("German and Polish Actors of the New Economic Policy [NĖP]")
The Martin Opitz Library and the Viadrina University are currently cooperating in a project on document digitization, which is to be supplemented by an electronic thematic module on nationality policy and territorialization processes in Soviet Ukraine. Both are topics that, since the Crimean Crisis...
Digital Danube Swabian Image Archive
The Danube Swabian Central Museum researches, digitizes and publishes over 1,000 historical photographs from its collection.
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Forum Central and Eastern Europe e.V. (DiFMOE) has been operating a digital, freely accessible specialized library with historical documents on Eastern Europe since 2008.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...
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.
Jewish German Bukovina 1918+
"Jewish-German Bukovina 1918+" is a digitization project of the Digital Forum Central and Eastern Europe and offers free access to historical and contemporary documents from Bukovina or related to Bukovina. The time period ranges from the end of the First World War to the present.
Infrastructure project | Transfer project | Cultural education and communication project
Kulturelle Vielfalt im Donauraum ("Cultural Diversity in the Danube Region")
Migration, cultural diversity and multiethnic coexistence are topics of ongoing social relevance. For this reason, the project Kulturelle Vielfalt im Donauraum ("Cultural Diversity in the Danube Region") at the Danube Swabian Museum (DZM) aimed to develop new formats to convey Danube Swabian history...
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...
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...
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...