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Online Resources

Below you will find a list of relevant online resources, produced and maintained by cooperation partners of the Graduate School.

Archive Guides

The ESE Archives Guide

The ESE Archives Guide: A Web Guide to East and Southeast European Archives is an offer by the Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies. The ESE Archives Guide has been created to gather and to share vital information for doing archival research in East and Southeast Europe or for doing archival research on topics dealing particularly with East and Southeast Europe.

ESE Achives Guide ...

General Platforms

Osmikon – Das Forschungsportal zu Ost-, Ostmittel- und Südosteuropa
[osmikon – The Research Gateway on East, Eastern-Central and South-Eastern Europe]

Osmikon is a collaborative project by the Bavarian State Library in Munich (BSB), the Collegium Carolinum, the Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe – Institute of the Leibniz Association, and the Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies. Osmikon is maintained by the BSB specialized information service for Russian, East and Southeast European studies and supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG). It replaced the Virtual Library Eastern Europe (ViFaOst).

Osmikon provides wide-ranging research opportunities for those interested in Eastern and Southeastern Europe. It allows the meta-search of different electronic catalogues, offers full text with search functions of more than 80,000 books and periodicals, it publishes in Open Access, provides a website archive, organizes thematic portals with research articles and primary sources, and much more.

An important element of Osmikon it the Ostdok platform. Ostdok provides access to more than 48,000 full texts, including monographs, original sources, academic theses and publication series. The main fields are history, culture, literature, politics and language. In addition, it provides the possibility for researchers to publish electronically.

Please note that the full range of services is offered only in German.

https://www.osmikon.de/metaopac/start.do?View=ostdok + Articles and reviews can be searched in the article database ARTOS:
https://www.osmikon.de/servicemenue/ueber-uns/ueber-artos

Online-Handbuch zur Geschichte Südosteuropa

The Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS) offers an online version of its six-volume Handbuch zur Geschichte Südosteuropa [Handbook of the History of Southeastern Europe]. It pre-publishes a selection of chapters (up to 30% of the content of each volume), some of which are in English.

Online-Handbuch zur Geschichte Südosteuropa ...

Länder-Analysen

The platform, which is maintained by a consortium of leading East European Studies institutes in Germany and Switzerland, under coordination of the German Association for Eastern Europe (DGO), offers regular analysis of current political, economic, social and cultural developments of the post-Soviet region and of Poland. Six series are published: Belarus-Analysen, Polen-Analysen, Russland-Analysen, Ukraine-Analysen, Zentralasien-Analysen, and the Caucasus Analytical Digest.

Please note that most of the articles are published in German language only.

Länder-Analysen ...

Digital Documents

Dokumente und Materialien zur ostmitteleuropäischen Geschichte
[Documents and Materials relating to East Central Europe]

The Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe - Institute of the Leibniz Association offers an online platform providing access to various primary sources and documents concerning East Central Europe. It also includes thematic modules produced by expert researchers.

Please note that most services are offered in German language only.

Documents and Materials relating to East Central Europe ...

GeoPortOst: Thematic and Hidden Maps of Eastern and Southeastern Europe

The Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS) offers a digital online collection of more than 3,000 maps, mainly from 19th and 20th century works on Eastern and Southeastern Europe. The GeoPortOst collection includes especially so-called hidden maps: these are thematic maps on history (including military theatres), ethnography as well as economic and social relations that have not been published separately, but as illustrations to texts in book. In addition, GeoPortOst stores old maps and map series from the 16th to 19th century on Eastern Europe. GeoPortOst synthesizes maps, spatial data, and the semantic contexts within a new spatial information system.

GeoPortOst ...

IOS Database of economic and social models

The Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (Leibniz-Institut für Ost- und Südosteuropaforschung – IOS) offers a database of economic and social models providing systematic information on important aspects of economic and social models in (Eastern) European countries.

IOS Database of economic and social models ...

Historical Travel Reports from the 17th to the 19th Century

The collection is a selection of more than 50 travel reports from the 17th to the 20th century. It covers Russia including the Caucasus and Siberia, the Habsburg Monarchy (the Hungarian half of the Empire), as well as Southeast Europe, including the Ottoman Empire. Furthermore, there are detailed descriptions of the cities of Bursa, Dorpat (Tartu), Istanbul, Novgorod, Riga and Saint Petersburg. The digitized travelogues have been included also in the EU-funded ‟Europeana Travel”. The texts are searchable and can be downloaded.

Historical Travel Reports from the 17th to the 19th Century ...

Digitales Forum Mittel-und Osteuropa (DiFMOE)
[Digital Forum of Middle and Eastern Europe]

This platform provided access to digitized and full-text recognized copies of mainly German-language newspapers and periodicals from Eastern and Southeastern Europe, reflecting the historical presence of German-speaking communities and their interactions with the sorrpunding groups and their governments.

Please note that most services are offered in German language only.

Digitales Forum Mittel-und Osteuropa (DiFMOE) ...

Bibliographic Databases

IREON – Fachportal Internationale Beziehungen und Länderkunde
[IREON – The International Relations and Area Studies Gateway]

IREON provides access to the WAO – World Affairs Online database, containing more than 900,000 bibliographic references, mainly in the field of international relations and foreign policies. The multilingual European Thesaurus on International Relations and Area Studies consists of about 8,200 descriptors.

IREON is operated by the FIV – The German Information Network International Relations and Area Studies.

IREON ...

Biographic Databases

Biographisches Lexikon zur Geschichte Südosteuropas
[Biographical Encyclopedia on the History of Eastern Europe]

The database is based on the Biographisches Lexikon zur Geschichte Südosteuropas [Biographical Encyclopedia on the History of Eastern Europe], published by the Südost-Institut in four volumes from 1974 till 1981. The online version allows searching by name, place, profession, and other descriptors, and full text searches. The database contains about 1,500 of persons of importance for the history of Southeastern Europe.

Biographisches Lexikon zur Geschichte Südosteuropas ...

Erik-Amburger-Datenbank
[Database of Erik Amburger]

The database contains family and professional information on 100,000 foreign nationals living in the Russian Empire until 1917 (many of them were Germans). It is operated by IOS. Remarkable is also the collection of 2,960 genealogical trees.

Erik-Amburger-Datenbank ...