About OstDok

The subject repository OstDok is the central open access platform for research on Eastern, Central Eastern and Southeastern Europe. It offers electronic access to over 55,000 full texts such as scientific monographs, sources, theses and series.

OstDok focuses on the history, politics, philology and culture of the countries of Eastern, Central Eastern and Southeastern Europe – regardless of the reference period or publication language.

OstDok makes resources available to scholars and scientists electronically and in open access, many for the first time. These include over 9,000 copyright-protected publications from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries as well as a large number of titles in the public domain, mainly from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, but also from earlier periods.

All publications are indexed, long-term archived and permanently accessible via long-term identifiers. With the help of sophisticated search options in the full text and description data of all documents, you will quickly find what you need!

 

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      Contents in OstDok

      There are over 55,000 electronic full texts in OstDok (as of February 2021). These currently consist mainly of the following digital and retro-digitised titles:

       

      Issues of the following journals (with the exception of the two most recent volumes) are available via OstDok in open access format:

      Since August 2015, the entire copyright-free Eastern Europe Collection of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek has been electronically accessible on OstDok in the form of retro-digitised copies. In addition, OstDok contains relevant retro-digitisations of works still subject to copyright, for example from the publishing programmes of Otto Sagner, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Wilhelm Fink, Schöningh, as well as a large number of other titles.

       

      Participating institutions and their content in OstDok

      The following research institutes currently publish their own collections digitally via OstDok. The majority are series of books, research analyses or journals.

      The Albanian-Institut is a registered association located in Munich and conducts and supports the historical-philological research on Albania and other Albanian settlement areas. It runs a library specialised on Albanology, that is hosted at the Institute for Eastern European History at the University of Vienna since 2005.

      Albanien-Institut
       

      Contents of the Albanien-Institut in OstDok:

      Albanische Forschungen: AlbFo

      The Aleksander Brückner Center for Polish Studies, founded in 2012, is dedicated to the interdisciplinary research of both historical and present-day developments in Polish politics, society, language, and culture.

      Aleksander Brückner Center for Polish Studies
       

      Content of the Aleksander Brückner Center for Polish Studies in OstDok:

      Polen: Kultur - Geschichte - Gesellschaft

      The Bavarian Cultural Centre of Germans from Russia (BKDR), based in Nuremberg, functions primarily as a meeting place, event venue and central contact point for Russian Germans. It advises and supports cultural workers of this target group and documents Russian-German history by means of publications, audio and video recordings, etc.

      Bayerisches Kulturzentrum der Deutschen aus Russland
       

      Contents of the Bayerisches Kulturzentrum der Deutschen aus Russland in OstDok:

      Publications of the Bayerischen Kulturzentrums der Deutschen aus Russland

      The BKGE is a Federal Institute with Research and Development Assignments in the portfolio of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM) and a research institute affiliated to the Carl von Ossietzky University in Oldenburg.

      Federal Institute for Culture and History of the Germans in Eastern Europe
       

      Contents of Federal Institute for Culture and History of the Germans in Eastern Europe in OstDok:

      Schriften des Bundesinstituts für Kultur und Geschichte der Deutschen im Östlichen Europa

      The Collegium Carolinum in Munich, a research institute for the history of the Czech Republic and Slovakia, brings together internationally renowned scholars who deal with the history of and present situation in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Eastern Central Europe. The associated institute organises conferences, produces numerous publications such as the journal “Bohemia” and maintains a subject library with the largest special collection on Bohemica and Sudetica in Germany.

      Collegium Carolinum
       

      Contents of the Collegium Carolinum in OstDok: 

      Bad Wiesseer Tagungen des Collegium Carolinum 

      Berichte zur Entwicklung von Staat und Recht in der ČSFR 

      Bohemia: Zeitschrift für Geschichte und Kultur der böhmischen Länder

      DigiOst

      Digitale Reihe der Graduierungsschriften: Universitäten Deutschland

      Digitale Reihe der Graduierungsschriften: Univerzity Česká republika

      Veröffentlichungen der Deutsch-Tschechischen und Deutsch-Slowakischen Historikerkommission 

      Veröffentlichungen des Collegium Carolinum 

      The German Association for East European Studies (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Osteuropakunde, DGO) is the largest network within the German speaking realm engaged in research on East European affairs.  The DGO has been active as a forum for the discussion and analysis of politics, economics, and culture in Europe’s East. It provides information about current developments, serves as a conduit of knowledge, and promotes dialogue between East and West. DGO members are important multipliers from academia, politics, commerce and industry, cultural life, and the media.

      German Association for East European Studies

      Contents of the German Association for East European Studies in OstDok

      Belarus-Analysen

      Ukraine-Analysen

      The Deutsche Polen-Institute is a centre for Polish history, culture and society and German-Polish relations. With its programmes mainly in Germany it fosters the relations to neighbouring Poland.

      Deutsches Polen-Institut

      Content of the Deutschen Polen-Institut in OstDok:

      Belarus-Analysen

      Ukraine-Analysen

      The Research Centre for East European Studies (Forschungsstelle Osteuropa – FSO) is an independent research institute attached to the University of Bremen. Founded during the Cold War in 1982, the FSO today combines two goals: the (re)examination of societies and cultures in the Eastern Bloc and the analysis of contemporary developments in the post-Soviet region.

      Research Centre for East European Studies
       

      Contents of the Research Centre for East European Studies in OstDok:

      Belarus-Analysen

      Ukraine-Analysen

      The Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO) analyses economic, social and political processes of change in the agricultural and food sector, and in rural areas. The geographic focus covers the enlarging EU, transition regions of Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe, as well as Central and Eastern Asia.

      Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies
       

      Content of the Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies in OstDok:

      Belarus-Analysen

      Ukraine-Analysen

      The Leibniz Institute for the History and Culture of Eastern Europe (GWZO) at the University of Leipzig conducts comparative research on the history and culture of the region between the Baltic Sea, the Black Sea and the Adriatic Sea from the early Middle Ages to the present. The scientific reference library of the institute is the largest specialised library on Eastern and Central Europe in the eastern part of Germany.

      Leibniz-Institut für Geschichte und Kultur des östlichen Europa
       

      Contents of the Leibniz Institute for the History and Culture of Eastern Europe in OstDok:

      Forschungen zur Geschichte und Kultur des östlichen Mitteleuropa

      Mitropa: Jahresheft des Leibniz-Instituts für Geschichte und Kultur des östlichen Europa (GWZO)

      Oskar-Halecki-Vorlesung: Jahresvorlesung des GWZO

      Studia Jagellonica Lipsiensia

      Visuelle Geschichtskultur

      The Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS) in Regensburg investigates the economy and history of this region. With the publication of specialist journals and its internationally important subject library, it offers an excellent infrastructure for the academic study of Eastern Europe.

      Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies
       

      Contents of the Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies in OstDok:

      Belarus-Analysen

      DigiOst

      Schriften zur Geistesgeschichte des östlichen Europa

      Südosteuropäische Arbeiten 

      Südost-Forschungen: internationale Zeitschrift für Geschichte, Kultur und Landeskunde Südosteuropas

      Ukraine-Analysen

      Untersuchungen zur Gegenwartskunde Südosteuropas

      Veröffentlichungen des Osteuropa-Institutes München

      Wissenschaftlicher Dienst Südosteuropa: Quellen und Berichte über Staat, Verwaltung, Recht, Bevölkerung, Wirtschaft, Wissenschaft und Veröffentlichungen in Südosteuropa

      The German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) is an independent academic institution. It advises policymakers on issues of foreign and security policy and international and European policy on the basis of its own practice-oriented research.

      German Institute for International and Security Affairs


      Contents of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs in OstDok: 

      Berichte des Bundesinstituts für Ostwissenschaftliche und Internationale Studien

      The Hungarian Institute Munich e.V. is a scientific and cultural institute with a focus on history, politics, culture, regional studies, literature, music, art and language. The content contributed to OstDok by the Hungarian Institute Munich e.V. is supervised by the Hungarian Institute of the University of Regensburg.

      Hungarian Institute Munich

      Hungarian Institute of the University of Regensburg


      Contents of the Hungarian Institute Munich in OstDok:  

      Studia Hungarica: Schriften des Ungarischen Instituts München

      The Centre for East European and International Studies (ZOiS) is an independent, international, publicly funded research institute. It focuses on foundational and policy-relevant academic research on Eastern Europe and shares the results with policymakers, the media, and the broader public.

      Centre for East European and International Studies
       

      Contents of the Centre for East European and International Studies in Ostdok:

      Belarus-Analysen

      Ukraine-Analysen

       

      Publishing on OstDok

      OstDok offers scientists and scholars the opportunity to publish their research results electronically in open access. In the digital series "DigiOst" and "Digital Series of Graduation Publications" they can publish their original research results electronically, or electronically republish works already available in print. It is also possible to write thematic dossiers on osmikon.de, whereby all essays and contributions of a dossier are additionally published in the OstDok special repository.

      In addition, we offer research institutions the option of electronically hosting scientific journals issued under their own editorship. The individual issues of the hosted journals also feed into the OstDok repository and are indexed for research purposes. Here, it is possible to set up a moving wall.

      Inform yourself about your publishing opportunities with OstDok!

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      Institutions in Charge

      OstDok is a joint project of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, 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, funded by the German Research Foundation from 2009-2015. Since 2016, OstDok has been continued and further developed as part of the Specialised Information Service for Russian, East and Southeast European Studies.

      Specialised Information Service for Russian, East and Southeast European Studies

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      Cooperate

      We are looking forward to receiving enquiries from research institutions, scientific libraries and publishers who would like to cooperate with us! Write to us if you would like to publish your own publications electronically, provide digitised collections, are interested in mutual harvesting, or want to host electronic journals.

      Contact

      Your contact in osmikon regarding OstDok:

      Dr Norbert Kunz

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