<em>Ekstase und Elend</em>, a German Cultural History Reader and Website

Ekstase und Elend is a freely accessible, multimedia website designed for an intermediate-to-advanced German-language course on the cultural history of German-speaking Central Europe in the twentieth-century. Presenting an inclusive history including women’s history, LGBTQ+ history, Germans of Color, and other historically underrepresented groups, the website features an interactive, multimedia timeline and links to key primary […]

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 […]

Orte des Kolonialismus

Deutschlandfunk Kultur A 7.13 minute podcast from the broadcaster exploring different sites, cityspaces, and monuments in Germany dedicated to its colonial history. Engages with the problem of what to do with symbols of colonial violence in Germany. (Photo credit Deutschlandradio / Axel Schröder) Listen to the podcast here. (in German)

Eure Heimat ist unser Albtraum | Ideen bewegen

Studio36 podcast series, Berlin. Studio36 podcast series on contemporary perspectives in today’s Germany. In Episode #09 Die Journalist*innen Hengameh Yaghoobifarah und Fatma Aydemir lehnen den Begriff ‚Heimat‘ ab und lenken mit der Essay-Sammlung ‚Eure Heimat ist unser Albtraum‘ den Blick auf die verschiedenen Lebensrealitäten unserer interkulturellen, deutschen Gesellschaft. Listen to the podcast here (in German)

Federal Agency for Civic Education

Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung

Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, Bonn The Federal Agency for Civic Education is a federal public authority providing citizenship education and information on political issues for all people in Germany. The wide-ranging and extensive website includes articles, explanatory videos, documentaries, teaching resources, and much more. Of special note may be the free downloadable publications such as […]

Queer as German Folk

Gay as German Folk

Schwules Museum, Berlin and the Goethe Institute, New York On the night of June 27th 1969, police stormed into New York’s Stonewall Inn once again. But on this occasion, it was one time too many: Stonewall’s queer patrons defended themselves against routine harassment. Decades of pent up anger then erupted in a days-long uprising on […]

East Germany Images

East Germany Images

DDRBildarchiv.de, Berlin A press image database from photojournalists active in East Germany prior to 1990 and the five new federal states after 1990. The database has over 40,000 images to search on a wide range of topics. All images are watermarked, but can be licensed for use in print or web publications. English | German […]

The German Graphic Novel

German Graphic Novel

Modern Language Association A web resource for instructors of German language and culture and graphic novel enthusiasts. The blog includes featured works, reviews, and instructional resources. View the site

Postcolonial Potsdam Audio Guide

Postcolonial Potsdam

Weltweiterdenken, e.V., Stuttgart Postcolonial Potsdam offers an interactive audio guide that tells the story of traces of colonialism in Potsdam. Statues, buildings, paintings or plants point to colonial entanglements when you look closely. The rotary of the Oranges in Sanssouci Park, for example, reveals connections between Prussia and the Netherlands. This friendship symbolizes the beginning […]

DichterLesen.net

Literarische Colloquium Berlin Audio recordings of literary events (author readings, discussions, etc.) Provided by the Literarisches Colloquium Berlin (LCB) in collaboration with other partners. Access podcasts here