Black Lives Matter in German History

Institute for Historical Research, London, Modern German History Seminar Research in Black German Studies has been underway for decades, but this year has seen new urgency and wider attention, partially triggered by the Black Lives Matter movement in the US and partially by homegrown violence and racism against minorities in the UK and elsewhere in […]

<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 […]

Citizenship, Violence and Race: Germans and Africans in Colonial and Postcolonial Encounters

Robbie AitkenSheffield Hallam University This course is aimed at advanced level undergraduate students. It makes use of a wide variety of primary materials to examine a history of interactions between Africans and Germans and the consequences of this interaction. Students will be introduced to aspects of post-colonial theory, constructions of blackness and race, and debates […]

DIGIBAECK: Digital Collections at Leo Baeck Institute

Leo Baeck Institute New York / Berlin The digitized collection of the Leo Baeck Institute ranges from 16th-century Renaissance books to memoirs that document the experience of German-Jewish émigrés across the world in the 20th century. The website provides archival material, memoirs and manuscripts, arts and objects, books and periodicals as well as photographs and […]

Prague Shared and Divided

Multikulturní centrum Praha Prague Shared and Divided (Praha sdílená a rozdělená) challenges the commonly held view of Prague as a city of a single nation. Prague is shown as a city shared by Czech- and German-speaking people whose fragile identities were not defined by space only, but rather by their language, the time they lived […]

Black Central Europe

The website Black Central Europe aims to render visible what has long been invisible: the history of Black people in Central Europe. The site includes source collections in English and German, organized by time period, interactive maps, links to activist organizations, and teaching resources. Black Central Europe website