Href Blog

Href: A Link to Digitized Primary Source Projects in German and Global History

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 and the up-and-coming German History Portal for Online Research and Teaching (GH Port).

The name Href points to the blog’s dual purpose, which is to spread awareness about source-based digital projects in German and global history (in HTML code, href is the attribute used in an <a> tag to generate a hyperlink reference), while serving as a general history reference.

  • Latest Posts
    • Bauhaus Knowledge for Everyone: The Bauhaus Bookshelf

      Saturday, 04. May 2019 - The bauhaus bookshelf is a bilingual (German-English) online resource created by Andrea Riegel, a partner at the Düsseldorf-based communication design agency Riegel+Reichenthaler. Riegel also created Design is fine. History is mine, a popular blog on design and art history. The beautifully...

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    • Bauhaus Wissen für alle: das virtuelle Bauhaus Bücherregal

      Friday, 03. May 2019 - Das bauhaus bookshelf ist ein zweisprachiges virtuelles Bücherregal, das von Andrea Riegel konzipiert und umgesetzt wurde. Andrea Riegel, Partnerin beim Düsseldorfer Gestaltungsbüro Riegel und Reichenthaler, betreibt bereits Design is Fine, History is Mine, eine beliebte Plattform zur...

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    • Happy International Women’s Day!

      Saturday, 09. March 2019 - Today is the perfect occasion to feature the Digitales Deutsches Frauenarchiv (DDF), the digital German women’s archives, as well as Atria, the institute on gender equality and women’s history. The DDF, launched last year, is a new portal dedicated to making select historical sources...

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    • Collaborative Description: Opening Access to the Georgian Papers

      Monday, 03. December 2018 - Launched by Her Majesty The Queen in 2015, the Georgian Papers Programme (GPP) is an interdisciplinary partnership to conserve, digitise and catalogue 425,000 pages of material held by the Royal Archives and Royal Library relating to the Georgian period, 1714–1837, encompassing the reigns of...

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    • Interview about German Federal Archives Portal „Weimar: Die erste deutsche Demokratie“ [Weimar: The First German Democracy]

      Thursday, 08. November 2018 - The German Bundesarchiv (Federal Archives of Germany) launched the portal „Weimar: Die erste deutsche Demokratie“ [Weimar: The First German Democracy] in March 2018. The portal offers access to thousands of digitized records, maps, photographs, films, audio recordings, and posters from the...

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