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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.
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)...
Architecture of Modernism in Eastern Europe
Research into the architectural history of modernism in Eastern Europe is a long-term art historical project of the BKGE, the core of which is the cooperation with the Architekturmuseum in Breslau/Muzeum Architektury we Wrocławiu (Wroclaw Museum of Architecture). Another focus is on translations of...
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.
Blood and Metal. The Transnational Knowledge Spaces of Ludwig Hirszfeld and Jan Czochralski in the 20th Century
The research project focuses on 20th-century Polish scientists who were not educated in Poland and examines how their inventions and ways of thinking were influenced by cultural factors such as nation, language and denomination, as well as the places they were educated and society as a whole.
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Bukovina Institute at the University of Augsburg e.V.
The Bukovina Institute at the University of Augsburg is an affiliated institute of the University of Augsburg and is dedicated to researching and communicating knowledge about the culture and history of the historical region of Bukovina as well as about Eastern, East Central and Southeastern Europe.
Call for Contributions: Eastern Europe (post)Colonial
Where can Eastern Europe be placed in the current debates about (post)colonial traditions? What colonial attributes and practices of domination 'from outside', and what colonizing conditions within the greater region of 'Eastern Europe', can be identified? Are there interrelations with Ottoman or...
Call for Papers: Eastern Europe: Spaces, Borders, Projections
The online portal "Copernico. History and Cultural Heritage in Eastern Europe" is calling for contributions for a new focus on the topic of "Eastern Europe: Spaces, Borders, Projections", which will be published in Spring 2023 in the portal's thematic magazine.
Call for papers: Jewish Life in Eastern Europe – Past and Present
The online portal "Copernico. History and Cultural Heritage in Eastern Europe" is calling for submissions for the new topic in focus "Jewish Life in Eastern Europe – Past and Present".
Changing Publication Cultures in the Eastern European and Historical Sciences
New, digital forms of publication, including the possibility of Open Access publishing, are changing the publication culture of scholarly historiography. The joint event series of the Herder Institute, the Collegium Carolinum and the Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies traces...
Copernico in the Southeastcast "Donauwellen" (Danube waves)
In the new episode of the podcast "Donauwellen" the Copernico portal is presented.
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...
DigiOst is a digital publication series on the history of Eastern Europe. It offers high-quality and up-to-date anthologies and conference proceedings, source editions, and monographs. On request, copies can be ordered via a print-on-demand process.
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.
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. At the beginning of 2021, its holdings of periodicals included 245 titles, encompassing newspapers, magazines and...
Educational offers on the war against Ukraine
Russia's war against Ukraine has clearly demonstrated society's great need for secure knowledge about the country of Ukraine. With the project "Sustainable and broadly effective educational offers of the Leibniz Network Eastern Europe on the war against Ukraine", the GWZO is helping to close the existing knowledge gap.
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...
German Culture Forum for Central and Eastern Europe
The German Culture Forum for Central and Eastern Europe works to promote cross-border communication of German culture and the history of Eastern Europe in the form of events, exhibitions, and both printed and digital publications.
Geschichte in Bewegung erleben
Jazz in the Eastern Bloc
More than just music: During the Cold War, jazz suddenly found itself between all fronts – at the same time, it served as a propaganda weapon, a symbol of freedom and a musical bridge between East and West.