German History in Documents and Images

German History in Documents and Images

German History in Documents and Images (GHDI) is a comprehensive bilingual collection of original historical materials documenting German history from the beginning of the early modern period to the present. The project comprises ten sections, each of which addresses a discrete period in Germany's history. In addition to primary texts, GHDI also offers new access to a range of historically significant visual images and maps.

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German Heritage in Letters

German Heritage in Letters

A project to create a digital collection of German-language correspondence currently held in private hands, by archives, by special collection libraries, museums, and other institutions. A total of more than 400 million letters were exchanged between the United States and Germany during the peak decades of German immigration. These letters are important sources for learning more about the effects of immigration to the United States on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.

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History of Knowledge Blog

This blog aims to serve as a venue for the exchange of ideas and information on the history of knowledge. It is currently managed by a small team at the German Historical Institute in Washington, DC, but it desires contributions by and engagement with scholars working elsewhere.

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Href

Href

Href is dedicated to the use of digitized primary source materials for studying, teaching, and researching German and global history. Our blog reports on the DFG-funded relaunch of the GHI Washington DC’s flagship digital project German History in Documents and Images (GHDI). It will also introduce the institute’s other digital publication initiatives, such as the new German History Intersections project. 

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Migrant Knowledge

Migrant Knowledge

Migrant Knowledge aims to foster and disseminate research at the nexus of migration and knowledge studies. At the same time, it seeks to foster the further growth of the network of scholars working on migrant knowledge and related subjects. Migrant Knowledge gives concrete form to a broad research effort anchored by the GHI's Pacific Regional Office at UC Berkeley.

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Immigrant Entrepreneurship

Immigrant Entrepreneurship: German American Business Biographies, 1720 to the Present

This research project focuses on the entrepreneurial and economic capacity of immigrants by investigating the German-American example in the U.S. Separated into five volumes, the project traces the lives and business ventures of 250 eminent German-American businesspeople. In addition to biographical articles and short contextual essays, the site includes numerous visual materials and primary documents.

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Transatlantic Perspectives

Transatlantic Perspectives: Europe in the Eyes of European Immigrants to the United States, 1930-1980

This research project traces transcultural perspectives on Europe and the emergence of hybrid European identities among European immigrants and émigrés in the United States between the 1930s and 1970s. The website contains documents and images, bibliographies and source collections, essays on migrants and transatlantic institutions, and tools and resources for educators.

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Medieval History: An Introduction for University Students

Medieval History: An Introduction for University Students

The project was designed for beginning students and members of the general public with historical interests as an introduction to the professional study of history. One of its main goals is to lay the conceptual foundations for an engagement with the Middle Ages that goes beyond cliches to help viewers build a problem-oriented and open-ended sense of medieval history.

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