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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.
Publication project | Conference project | Research project
300 Years Immanuel Kant (1724–2024)
2024 marks the 300th anniversary of the birthday of Immanuel Kant, the philosopher from Königsberg. In preparation for the Year of Kant 2024, the BKGE is coordinating and organizing numerous activities around the topic of Immanuel Kant
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...
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)...
She is known as a Green Party politician and for her longstanding role as Vice President of the German Bundestag. After retiring in 2005, she became a freelance author. Her first book project “Doppelleben” (Double Life) tells the story of Heinrich von Lehndorff, one of the conspirators of the events of 20 July 1944 , and his wife Gottliebe. It is a moving biography of two young aristocrats that tells of their daring and their love.
Bestandsbeschreibung Westpreußisches Landesmuseum
The collections of the West Prussia State Museum are aimed at audiences interested in cultural history, including local historians and school classes. The library and archive offer possibilities for in-depth study and can provide basic information for local history and family researchers.
Bismarck-Türme in Ostpreußen
The exhibition aims to chronicle the development of an extraordinary personality cult that was maintained by significant portions of the German public following the death of the "Iron Chancellor" in 1898, using the example of the so-called Bismarck Towers. Even though Bismarck's political views are...
Collected memory - from German local museum to Polish regional museum
How were German local museums transformed into local Polish museums in the postwar period? What role did the German collections play in this process? Were they instrumentalized to convey political messages? The aim of the research project is to investigate these questions on the basis of Polish...
Collection of the East Prussian State museum with a Baltic German Department
The East Prussian State Museum (OL) is the central collection point for cultural heritage objects from East Prussia and the Baltic States, but its library also houses over 15,000 relevant titles relating to the area.
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 –...
Library holdings | Archive
Collections and holdings of the Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie
With its collection and in-house art library, including an artists’ archive, the Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie (KOG) pursues a unique mission within Germany: to preserve, communicate and research the artistic heritage of the formerly German-influenced areas in Central, Eastern and Southeastern...
Complete collection of research materials of the Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe – Institute of the Leibniz Association
The Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe - Institute of the Leibniz Association is home to an extensive and diverse range of collections relating to East Central Europe, including a library with a music and press collection together with an image archive and a document and...
Cultural Office for East Prussia and the Baltic States
Teaching the culture of East Prussia and the Baltic States and making it an experience, motivating people to exchange their ideas, building bridges between generations and centuries.
Dauerausstellung des Kulturzentrums Ostpreußen in Ellingen
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 for more than 10 years and operates a digital, freely accessible online library for their publication.
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...
Documentation of the home collections in Germany
The Federal Republic of Germany is home to several hundred centers of local history or “Heimatsammlungen” (homeland collections), which were founded after the end of the Second World War by refugees, displaced persons and ethnic German repatriates. The documentation of the Federal Institute for...
series of seminars
Educational partnership between the Martin Opitz Library and Mulvany Vocational College in Herne
The Martin Opitz Library teaches media competence. Both successful information research and a critical approach to media are becoming increasingly important, whether at school, university, work or in private life. In order to impart these skills successfully and practically, the MOB cooperates...
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.
Infrastructure project | Exhibition project
Erweiterung um eine Abteilung „Immanuel Kant, Königsberg und die deutsche Aufklärung" ("Creating a New Department: 'Immanuel Kant, Königsberg and the German Enlightenment'")
In 2024, the 300th birthday of the most important philosopher of modern times, Immanuel Kant, will be commemorated worldwide. Kant, who came from Königsberg and never left East Prussia, is to receive permanent museum recognition for the first time in Germany with the creation of a special...