Virtual Transatlantic Town Halls

American Council on Germany, Wunderbar Together The [Virtual]Transatlantic Town Halls: German-American Mayors Forum are hour-long conversations, each with one German mayor and one U.S. mayor, providing the mayors with an opportunity to discuss how their cities have adapted due to the pandemic and how their communities are rethinking plans for the future based on both new challenges and […]

Germania

GERMANIA wird produziert von funk. funk ist ein Gemeinschaftsangebot der Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Rundfunkanstalten der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (ARD) und des Zweiten Deutschen Fernsehens (ZDF) GERMANIA zeichnet ein aktuelles Portrait von Deutschland und fragt: Was ist deutsche Identität? Menschen, die in Deutschland leben, sprechen über ihr Identitätsgefühl, ihre Wurzeln, Orte und Regionen, die sie geprägt haben und […]

Reunification Revisited

Goethe Institut Thirty years after German reunification put an end to the 1949 division of Germany into East and West, the questions remain:  How did people in both socialist East Germany and capitalist West Germany think about organizing their societies? What was important to them, and what didn’t work out as planned? What can we learn […]

Netzwerk 3te Generation Ost

Netzwerk 3th Generation Ost / Adriana Lettrari, Berlin The “3rd Generation East” is a network of all those who were born in the GDR between 1975 and 1985 and who actively play their role in shaping society. The network tries to discover, describe and actively promote the associated competencies. The website introduces recent activities such […]

<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 […]