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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)...
Archive Treasure of the Month
Between 2007 and 2018, the Document Collection of the Marburg Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe (DSHI) presented each month a particularly attractive or interesting archival document of general historical or political significance, as well as personal documents or...
Archive | Collection | Museum
Art Forum East German Gallery ("Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie")
The Art Forum East German Gallery (KOG) is an art museum with an outstanding collection ranging from Romanticism to Modernism and a unique focus on art creation in Eastern Europe. Here you can discover paintings, sculptures and graphic art by German artists who lived and worked in the region...
The project focuses on the ambivalences and asymmetries of the Enlightenment using the example of the historical Baltic States (Estonia, Livonia, Courland). In cooperation with the University of Tartu and other partners from the Baltic States and Germany, three volumes are being prepared, with the...
Bank House Georg Scheel & Co.
Do national issues and ethnicity play a role in finance, or does the financial world operate transnationally? This research project examines this question on the basis of the bank Georg Scheel & Co.
Central Description of the Collections of the Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe – Institute of the Leibniz Association (ZBB)
Everything at a glance: The Central Description of the Collections of the Herder Institute for Research on Eastern and Central Europe provides a structured overview of the analog and digital collection holdings available at the institute and links to catalogs and inventory databases.
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...
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...
Conferences on Baltic Urban History
This series of conferences run by the Herder Institute brings together historians working on the history of cities and the history of urbanity, whose work specifically focuses on cities in the Baltic States. The aims behind the conference series are to encourage methodological and conceptual...
Contemporary witness finding aid at the Federal Institute for Culture and History of the Germans in Eastern Europe (BKGE)
Contemporary eyewitness reports like life and family stories, diaries and reports of escapes, travel notes and interviews are all important doors into the past. But where can I find contemporary eyewitness reports?
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.
Current research on...
The workshop series run by the Herder Institute presents current research trends and topics of historical research on East Central Europe.
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...
Documents and Materials relating to East Central Europe
Digital sources relating to the history of East Central Europe in open access. The online edition of "Documents and Materials on the History of East Central Europe" of the Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe presents materials and sources on selected topics related to the...
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.
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.