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DDBspotlight: Von Bikinis, Zwickelerlässen und Atombomben
22.06.2020

DDBspotlight: About bikinis, “Zwickelerlässe” and atomic bombs

Ultimately, it was the film industry which put an end to the decades of discussion about the bikini as a suitable swimsuit for women. The James Bond film “Dr No”, which premiered in...

Der digitale Tellerrand 04: "Das Digitale Deutsche Frauenarchiv: Gedächtnis der Frauen- und Lesbenbewegungen"
07.12.2018

The Digital Horizon 04: "The Digital German Women’s Archive: A Commemoration of the Women’s and Lesbian Movements"

In a series of guest contributions, we will present exciting topics and projects of data and cooperation partners of the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek in the future: be it a new way of...

Der digitale Tellerrand 03: Das Virtuelle Migrationsmuseum - eine Reise durch Zeit und Raum
07.11.2018

The Digital Horizon 03: "The Virtual Migration Museum – A Journey through Time and Space"

In future we will be presenting exciting topics and projects from data partners and cooperation partners of the German Digital Library in a series of guest articles: whether it is a new...

Wir sind die DDB: Museumsstiftung Post und Telekommunikation
05.11.2018

We are the DDB: Museum Foundation Post and Telecommunication

The Museum Foundation Post and Telecommunication is unique in Germany with its collections. These document the historic development of the postal and telecommunication service with its...

Gleimhaus Square
29.10.2018

We are the DDB: Gleimhaus - Museum of the German Enlightenment

The Gleimhaus is one of the oldest German literary museums, established in 1862 in the former residential building of the poet and collector Johann Wilhelm Ludwig Gleim (1719-1803) at...

Der digitale Tellerrand 02: „Gerda Koepff: Zukunftsweisende Sammlerin von Jugendstilgläsern“
08.05.2018

The Digital Horizon 02: „Gerda Koepff, pioneering collector of Art Nouveau glass“

In a series of guest contributions, we will present exciting topics and projects of data and cooperation partners of the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek in the future: be it a new way of...

Wir sind die DDB: Das Schloss- und Spielkartenmuseum Altenburg
10.04.2018

We are the DDB: The Schloss- und Spielkartenmuseum Altenburg (Castle and Playing Card Museum Altenburg)

The Schloss- und Spielkartenmuseum Altenburg almost classically embodies the type of association within a larger and regionally anchored museum – a „multidisciplinary institution“. It...

Der digitale Tellerrand 01: „Bewegte Jahre – Ein Web-Journal zur Erkundung des Jugendstils“
06.03.2018

The Digital Horizon 01: „Eventful Years – A Web Journal for the Exploration of Art Nouveau“

In a series of guest contributions, we will present exciting topics and projects of data and cooperation partners of the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek in the future: be it a new way of...

Wir sind die DDB: Deutsche Kinemathek – Museum für Film und Fernsehen
25.01.2018

We are the DDB: Deutsche Kinemathek – Museum of Film and Television

Collecting, storing, indexing, presenting and communicating the audiovisual heritage – these have been the tasks of the Deutsche Kinemathek since it was opened in Berlin in 1963. The...

100 Jahre Frauenwahlrecht in Deutschland
24.01.2018

100 years of women’s suffrage in Germany

The Pitcairn Islands are one of the last British overseas colonies, lying in the middle of the Pacific, 5,000 kilometres away from New Zealand and 5,400 kilometres away from South...

Die Geschichte des Weihnachtsbaums: Von frostgeplagten Nordmännern und vergoldeten Kartoffeln
06.12.2017

The history of the Christmas tree: From frost-plagued Northmen and gilded potatoes

By far the most popular Christmas tree in German living rooms is the Nordmann-Fir. Soft needles, dark green and beautifully grown, these are the features why the Fir is sold million of...

Wir sind die DDB: Der Lette Verein Berlin
16.11.2017

We are the DDB: The Lette Verein Berlin

The Lette Association Berlin is a foundation under public law and bears the term “association” merely in its name. At its prominent location at Viktoria-Luise-Platz in Schöneberg the...

Mobile Bibliotheken: Von der Feldbücherei zum Bücherbus
01.11.2017

Mobile Libraries: From the Serviceman Library to the Bookmobile

The idea of a mobile library already arose in the 18th century, when serviceman libraries took an elitist approach and were only available to soldiers. Then during the Franco-Prussian...

Wir sind die DDB: Das Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg
11.09.2017

We are the DDB: The Museum of Art and Design Hamburg

With around 500,000 objects from 4,000 years of the history of mankind, the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (MKG) (Museum of Art and Design Hamburg) is one of the most important...

Eine kurze Kulturgeschichte des Regens oder Warum der Regen der Demokratie hilft
23.08.2017

A Short Cultural History of Rain or Why Rain assists Democracy

In the history of mankind rain, as a cultural phenomenon, has had and still has the most diverse forms and influences: at this point we would like to talk about hydraulic empires, royal...

Neue Virtuelle Ausstellung: „Das Kino des Ersten Weltkriegs: Einsichten in eine transnationale Mediengeschichte“
13.07.2017

A new virtual exhibition: "The Cinema of the First World War: Insights into the transnational media history"

"Along with the novel forms of warfare, the novel forms of mediatization are among the notable characteristics of the First World War. No war has ever been filmed so extensively, no...

Neue Virtuelle Ausstellung: „Bahnriss?! Papier I Kultur“
21.04.2017

A new virtual exhibition: “Bahnriss?! Papier I Kultur” (Web Break?! Paper I Culture)

On the occasion of the World Book Day on 23rd April 2017, the virtual exhibition "Bahnriss?! Papier I Kultur" (Web Break?! Paper I Culture) will be launched which is based on a special...

Die Erfindung der Post: Von speziellen Lieferungen, Erbgeneraloberstpostmeistern und was Thurn und Taxis damit zu tun hatte
16.03.2017

The invention of the postal service: about special deliveries, Hereditary First Postmaster Generals and what Thurn und Taxis had to do with it

When the American parcel service begins operating in 1913, customers and staff alike are not quite sure how the service should be specifically used. It is not known in its entirety what...

Das geht auf keine Kuhhaut! – Papyrus, Pergament und antike Bibliothekskriege
02.02.2017

That’s going too far! – Papyrus, Parchment and Ancient Library Wars

In February 2016 Great Britain was shaken by a scandal. To save costs, the dual original copies of new legislative texts for Parliament and the National Archives were no longer to be...

Neue Virtuelle Ausstellung: „Grimm von A bis Z – Was uns die Brüder Grimm nicht erzählten“
30.01.2017

New Virtual Exhibition: “Grimm from A to Z – What the Brothers Grimm didn’t tell us”

“Perhaps it was time to set down these tales in writing, for those who should be their custodians are steadily diminishing…” – this is how the “Children’s and Household Tales” of the...