<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 […]

EuropeNow Syllabus Database

A wide-ranging, interdisciplinary collection of syllabi on European topics hosted by EuropeNow, an online journal published by the Council of European Studies (CES). Link: EuropeNow Syllabus Database Image source: Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3927017

A History of Eugenics

USHMM, Washington DC These 20-minute lectures feature renowned scholars from Holocaust studies and beyond. In the lectures, scholars discuss primary sources that illuminate topics using photographs, propaganda, diaries, short films, and artwork drawn from the Museum’s vast collection and other sources. This page will be updated as more lectures are produced. This video covers the history […]

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 […]

Reimagine Belonging

https://reimaginebelonging.de/projekte/unerhoerte/ Reimagine Belonging is a collaborative project focusing on the US and Germany as countries of immigration. It provides teaching materials focusing on three thematic areas: Migration, Racism, and Identity and Belonging. Website includes extensive lesson plans, worksheets, a glossary, useful links, etc.

Podcasts of the German Historical Institute London

German Historical Institute, London In light of the Coronavirus pandemic, the summer seminar lecture series on Feminist Histories is available as part of the GHIL audio podcast. Access the podcasts here.

When Biology Became Destiny: How Historians Interpret Gender in the Holocaust

Marion Kaplan, video lecture, 45.06 minutes, “When Biology Became Destiny: How Historians Interpret Gender in the Holocaust.” Despite the explosive growth of Holocaust studies, scholars of Nazi Germany and the Shoah long neglected gender as an analytical category. It wasn’t until 1984 when the essay collection When Biology Became Destiny: Women in Weimar and Nazi […]

Diversity, Decolonization, and the German Curriculum

Diversity, Decolonization, and the German Curriculum (DDGC) is a forum that brings together scholars and practitioners at all stages in their career from North American and international institutions in order to answer questions about the place of diversity and decolonization in German Studies.

The Big Pond – Goethe Institut

In collaboration with radio producers and broadcasters from the US and Germany, the Goethe-Institut Washington produced 52 episodes for the podcast The Big Pond. Topics include music, sports, history, religion, language, and society convey a multifaceted image of life in Germany and in the US.