European History Online
European History Online is an academic website that publishes articles on the history of Europe between the period of 1450 and 1950 according to the principle of open access. EGO is issued by the Institute of European History in Mainz
Mainz under the Holy Roman Empire, and previously was a Roman fort city which commanded the west bank of the Rhine and formed part of the northernmost frontier of the Roman Empire...

 in cooperation with the Center for Digital Humanities in Trier
Trier, historically called in English Treves is a city in Germany on the banks of the Moselle. It is the oldest city in Germany, founded in or before 16 BC....

  and the Bavarian State Library
Bavarian State Library
The Bavarian State Library in Munich is the central "Landesbibliothek", i. e. the state library of the Free State of Bavaria and one of Europe's most important universal libraries. With its collections currently comprising around 9.39 million books, it ranks among the best research libraries...

, Munich
Munich The city's motto is "" . Before 2006, it was "Weltstadt mit Herz" . Its native name, , is derived from the Old High German Munichen, meaning "by the monks' place". The city's name derives from the monks of the Benedictine order who founded the city; hence the monk depicted on the city's coat...

. The editorial board comprises the two directors of the Institute as well as 25 European scholars of history. The project is funded by the federal state of the Rhineland-Palatinate
Rhineland-Palatinate is one of the 16 states of the Federal Republic of Germany. It has an area of and about four million inhabitants. The capital is Mainz. English speakers also commonly refer to the state by its German name, Rheinland-Pfalz ....

 and by the German Research Foundation.


EGO investigates the history of modern Europe from a transcultural/transnational perspective, in interdisciplinary cooperation and across methodological boundaries. Articles are published in English and German and provide additional contextual materials (such as images, maps, videos, digitized sources, music etc.). The articles are categorized and can be accessed via ten thematic threads:
  • Theories and Methods: Methodological and theoretical approaches to a transcultural history of Europe
  • Backgrounds: Europe as a Communicative Space – Prerequisites and Backgrounds
  • Crossroads: Spaces of Concentrated Communication
  • Models and Stereotypes: The Formation of Models and Stereotypes in Intercultural Transfer Processes
  • Europe on the Road: Migrants and Travellers as Mediators of Intercultural Transfer
  • European Media: The Media and Media Events
  • European Networks: The Transfer of Ideas, Technologies and Practices in Networks of Personal Relationships
  • Transnational Movements & Organisations: Groups with cross-border programmes and structures
  • Alliances and Wars: Rejection and Learning through Military Victories and Defeats
  • Europe and the World: Entanglements between and Reflections of "Europe" and the Non-European World


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