Music in Berlin, 1870-1910: An Empire for Absolute Music

Sanna Pederson, University of Oklahoma, Norman “An Empire for Absolute Music” focuses on concerts of instrumental music during the Kaiserzeit – when the most celebrated piano and violin virtuosos lived and taught in Berlin, frequently described as the musical capital of the world. Short blog posts introduce protagonists and events presented with images, documents and […]

<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 […]

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

Digital Library of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Bonn The Library of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung organized different digitization projects for titles belonging to the cultural and political environment of German social democracy, with the digitization of the historic “Vorwärts” and “Neuer Vorwärts” as the most recent and most important project. Besides, you will also find digitized magazines and newspapers from unions or Naturfreunde, […]

The First World War (institutional access required)

Adam Matthew Digital The First World War portal makes available invaluable primary sources for the study of the Great War, brought together in four thematic modules. From personal collections and rare printed material to military files, artwork and audio-visual files, content highlights the experiences of soldiers, civilians and governments on both sides of a conflict that […]

Rubble Child’s World: Stories from Bremen’s Ruins

The American Institute for Contemporary German Studies, Washington, DC Four-part series of ordinary Germans’ recollections of the end of WWII in Bremen, collected by Kevin Ostoyich. Rubble Child’s World website