November 14, 2017

GHI awarded 2-year grant by the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius for German History in Documents and Images

The German Historical Institute (GHI) was recently awarded a generous two-year grant from the Hamburg-based ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius. The grant will help transform the German History in Documents and Images (GHDI) website into a first-class resource for teaching and learning about German history in a global and digital age. The ZEIT-Stiftung funds will support the expansion and revision of volumes 6 through 10 of GHDI, which together cover the last century of German history (1918 to the present). The grant will allow for the addition of compelling new textual and visual sources to these volumes as well as the integration of multimedia sources, such as film and audio clips. These and other editorial enhancements will respond to recent developments in historiography and methodology (e.g. the visual and spatial turns in history) while meeting the needs of today’s digitally oriented youth. The ZEIT-Stiftung was an original sponsor of the German History in Documents and Images website in 2003, and the GHI is grateful to the foundation for its renewed commitment to the project.