European History Online
On 3 December, a video conference between ten European centres of research launched EGO | Europäische Geschichte Online / European History Online (www.ieg-ego.eu), making it available for use throughout the world free of charge.
EGO crosses national, disciplinary and methodological boundaries to cover 500 years of modern European history. Ten thematic strands bring together processes of intercultural exchange whose influence extended beyond state, national and cultural borders. They range from religion, politics, scholarship and law to art and music, as well as to economics, technology and the military. The contributions link to images, primary sources, statistics, animated and interactive maps, as well as audio and film clips.
Over 200 contributions will be published by 2013. About 75 contributions will be accessible following the launch. The languages of publication are German and English. The EGO at the IEG Mainz has been funded by the state of Rhineland-Palatinate since 2009, and will receive further support from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation – DFG).