Si è concluso il progetto GHDI – German History in Documents and Images, avviato nel 2002 dall’Istituto storico germanico di Washington con la collaborazione di molte istituzioni tedesche.
Il portale GHDI raccoglie una selezioni di fonti documentarie sulla storia della Germania dal 1500 al presente. Comprende circa 1.700 testi in lingua originale (con traduzione in lingua inglese) e circa 2.400 fonti iconografiche. Il materiale è suddiviso in dieci aree tematiche, per agevolare attività didattiche e di studio.
German History in Documents and Images (GHDI) is a comprehensive 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. Each section has been compiled by one or two leading scholars and includes:
- an introduction to key developments in Germany’s social, political, and cultural history during the period;
- a selection of primary source documents (in German and English) originating from the period;
- a selection of images originating from or relating to the period;
- a selection of relevant maps.
Each section addresses the following subjects: Government and Administration; Parties and Organizations; Military and War; Economy and Labor; Nature and Environment; Gender, Family, and Generations; Region, City, and Countryside; Religion; Literature, Art, and Music; Elite and Popular Cultures; and Science and Education.
All of the materials can be accessed through keyword and author searches. Advanced options also allow searches to be limited and refined.
Many of the documents included in this project are difficult to locate in print publications, especially outside of Germany. All of the German-language documents included in GHDI are accompanied by contemporary English translations, almost all of which were commissioned for the project. GHDI also offers new access to a range of historically significant visual images, many of which will be unfamiliar to viewers.
GHDI is an initiative of the German Historical Institute (Washington, DC).