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
    • 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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    • The “Historiography in Ottoman Europe (1500-1800)” Project (HOE) – Providing More through Metadata

      Tuesday, 30. October 2018 - Background and Genesis Though the Ottoman empire controlled a significant portion of the Balkan region in the early modern era, the historiographical traditions established by historical texts created in the region during that period has received comparatively little attention as a research...

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    • Announcement: Crossing the Atlantic/Bridging the Divide

      Friday, 05. October 2018 - As part of the Year of German-American Friendship 2018/19 (Deutschlandjahr USA), the German Historical Institute Washington (GHI) is cooperating with the Deutsches Auswandererhaus, Bremerhaven, on a joint project entitled Crossing the Atlantic/Bridging the Divide. Co-sponsored initiatives...

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    • Mapping Black Central Europe: Digital History in the Classroom

      Thursday, 09. August 2018 - The GHI benefits tremendously from the help of its many talented interns. The following post was written by GHDI project intern Milena Kagel, who first learned of this website at the Defining Black European History conference at the GHI in June 2018.  — Editorial note, Href By Milena...

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