Worldwide Worldwide Remarque

Erich Maria Remarque-Friedenszentrum Osnabrück The exhibition Worldwide Worldwide Remarque at the Erich Maria Remarque Peace Center in Osnabrück documents the current worldwide presence of Erich Maria Remarque’s work in various media since 1998. The “object of the week” introduces this representation, for example, in short films, art work, publications, or music. Visit the exhibition

Teaching “German” Film in the 21st Century: Critical Media Literacy

September 17, 2020 Most programs in German Studies or German Language offer some form of “German” survey film courses, often taught in English and with high enrollments. These courses often reinforce a limited understanding of what “counts” as German film production and ignore the transnational realities of filmmakers, film production, and film theory. Occasionally theory […]

Heimatkunde: Migrationspolitisches Portal

Heinrich Böll Stiftung, Berlin Heimatkunde: Migrationspolitisches Portal by the Heinrich Böll Stiftung features dossiers interested in migration and politics. The series “Welcome to Germany” contains, for example, a number of dossiers, including “Flucht, Asyl, und Willlkommenskultur,” featuring a series of articles on the subject. Additionally, the Heimatkunde Mediathek features podcasts and videos. Heimatkunde: Migrationspolitisches Portal […]

Topography of Violence

Jüdisches Museum, Berlin The Jewish Museum of Berlin presents an interactive visualization of anti-Semitic violence in Germany between 1930 and 1938. The visualization can be altered by the user to examine the places, the victims, the time sequence, and the perpetrators of violence. Topography of Violence site

BIAAS Austro-Americana Blogs

The Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies, Media, PA The Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies (BIASS) promotes an understanding of the historic relationship between the United States and Austria, including the lands of the former Habsburg empire. The BIAAS blog series features posts by junior and senior scholars in the field of Austrian-American studies, featuring, for […]

Mitteldeutsche Selbstzeugnisse der Zeit des Dreißigjährigen Krieges

Thüringer Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Jena The website Personal Accounts of the Thirty Years War from Central Germany provides access to four previously unpublished texts from an administrator, a Protestant master dyer, a Catholic vicar capitular and a war commissar, tax collector, judge, and diplomat. These commented ego-documents show how the conduct of the war and […]

Europeana collections

Europeana Foundation, The Hague, Netherlands Europeana provides access to millions of books, music, maps, manuscripts, newspapers, artworks and more – accessible with search and filter tools. The portal hosts also online exhibitions and a blog. Europena site

Annotext

Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH Literary texts in German, annotated and glossed for language learners. The text reange from Goethe and Kleist to Kafka, Büchner and Thomas Mann, including fairy tales from the brothers Grimm. Annotext site

Digital Scriptorum

The University of California Berkeley Library Digital Scriptorium is a growing consortium of American libraries and museums committed to free online access to their collections of pre-modern manuscripts, including several digitized medieval German wills from Fordham University’s Special Collections. There are multiple ways to search for the wills. Digital Scriptorum site