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Resources on Central European History
Online Teaching Resources
- The German Studies Collaboratory is a repository of online resources with links to international library and archive collections, maps, images, sound and text documents for use in research and in the classroom.
- Black Central Europe provides over 1,000 years of black history in the German-speaking lands.
- German History in Documents and Images (GHDI) is a comprehensive collection of primary source materials documenting Germany’s political, social, and cultural history from 1500 to the present.
- Historiana offers free historical content, ready to use learning activities, and innovative digital tools made by and for history educators across Europe.
- The Wiener Holocaust Library Digital Holocaust Resources
- EHRI Online Course in Holocaust Studies
- German History Maps I. The Essential List, 1500-1870. A list of 25 map clusters one might consider essential for teaching German history for the period 1500 to 1870.
- German History Maps I. The Essential List, 1870-1945. A list of 25 map clusters, ordered roughly chronologically, that one might consider essential for teaching German history for the period 1870 to 1945.
- The New Fascism Syllabus. A crowd-sourced collection of writings on the history of fascist, populist, and authoritarian movements and governments during the 20th and 21st centuries.
- German Heritage in Letters A crowd-sourced digital collection of German-language correspondence currently held in private hands, by archives, by special collection libraries, museums, and other institutions.
- Making the History of 1989. The Fall of Communism in Eastern Europe. Hosted by the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (CHNM) at George Mason University.
- LeMO. Lebendiges Museum Online. The online learning portal of the German Historical Museum (Berlin). Contains documents, images, objects, testimony, film clips etc.
Professional Associations and Research Institutes
Archives and Digitized Sources
Libraries and Catalogues
- The KVK The KVK is an extremely useful “meta-catalog” that allows for simultaneous searching of several library catalogs, among them the union catalogs for Bavaria, North Rhine-Westphalia and Southwest Germany. The list of covered catalogs keeps growing; it now includes Austrian and Swiss libraries, as well as an increasing number of other national catalogs.
- Deutsche Nationalbibliothek
- Gemeinsamer Verbundkatalog This is another “meta catalog” of library catalogs, mostly in northern Germany.
- Jahresberichte fur deutsche Geschichte This is a bibliographic database of works of German history.