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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 (2022)
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.
Academic Funding Program of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (At the moment no current tender!)
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)...
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Collections and holdings of the Institute for German Culture and History in Southeastern Europe (IKGS)
Cultural Office for Transylvania, Bessarabia, Bukovina, Dobruja, Maramureș, Vltava, Wallachia at the Transylvanian Museum
The Cultural Office for Transylvania fulfills its duties according to § 96 BVFG (Federal Law on Refugees and Exiles), which obliges the federal and state governments to care for the cultural assets of expellees and refugees, to support and promote scientific research, and to preserve German...
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,...
Die Deutschen in und aus der Dobrudscha im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert (“The Germans in and from the Dobruja in the 19th and 20th Century”)
For almost 100 years Germans settled in the Romanian Dobruja, which initially belonged to the Ottoman Empire and, after the Berlin Congress, to Romania. From the 1840s until the National Socialist “resettlement” in the fall of 1940, these German-speaking settlers, most of whom had immigrated...
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...
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.
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...
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...
IKGS-Buchreihe (“IKGS book series”)
Anyone with a deep interest in the Danube-Carpathian region and all its aspects should consider taking a look at the book series of the IKGS. Its monographies and anthologies set the stage for an international dialog about German culture and history, art, and literature in, from, and about East,...
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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...
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.
Potsdamer Bibliothek östliches Europa (Potsdam Library Eastern Europe)
Literary tours through Gdansk, the so-called "Bohemian Spa Triangle" or the region of Upper Silesia. Cultural tours through Neumark and Transylvania. Richly illustrated non-fiction books about the Danube Swabians, the Bessarabian or the Dobruge Germans.
Research grants of the IKGS
Are you conducting research on the culture and history of South Eastern and Central Europe? A research grant enables you to spend a research stay at the Institute for German Culture and History in South-Eastern Europe (IKGS) with access to its specialized library and archives.
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.