Current activities


© Deutsches Kulturforum östliches Europa

1 October – 30 December 2019
Cabinet presentation
The cabinet presentation in German and Czech is composed of ten richly illustrated banners on topics like "Protestant movements in the 16th century", "Hus und Luther" or "Religious diversity in Moravia". The exhibition project of the German Culture Forum for Central and Eastern Europe has been set up in cooperation with the Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren.

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Sergej Michalkov: Bojcy vorošilovcy. Moskva, 1938 | © BSB/L.sel.I 5062

The Eastern European collection of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek has acquired a number of rare children's books in recent years from the antiquarian book trade, which document military and war propaganda of the years 1938 to 1945 which had been directed explicitly at children.

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Ukrainian Publications | © East View

The Specialised Information Service for Russian, East and Southeast European Studies has acquired a license for the database "Ukrainian Publications", granting users free-of-charge access to over 40 newspapers and journals from Ukraine.

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Ostlesesaal | © BSB/H.-R. Schulz

The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek has concluded the renovation of its East European, Oriental and Asian Reading Room. The reading room now offers around 50 modern, barrier-free workplaces with high-performance WLAN and a comfortable reading corner. The reconstruction also involves a new concept of use. The East European, Oriental and Asian Reading Room is opened to the public again on 15 July.

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[V. l. n. r.] Dr. Gudrun Wirtz (Leiterin der Osteuropaabteilung, BSB), Dr. Klaus Ceynowa (Generaldirektor, BSB), Dr. Mindaugas Kvietkauskas (Kulturminister Litauens), Dr. Dorothea Sommer (Stellvertretende Generaldirektorin, BSB) | © BSB/S. Gottstein

The Minister of Culture of Lithuania, Dr. Mindaugas Kvietkauskas, recently visited the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek together with a delegation, finding out about the library’s collections, current developments and projects.

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The newsletter of the Specialised Information Service for Russian, East and Southeast European Studies enables you to stay up to date in the field of East-European studies. It contains information about interesting digital or printed source and material collections, newly licensed databases and research tools, freshly published research data, "thematic dossiers" as a "first point of access" to selected areas of content, courses, events and other relevant dates, the further development of services of the "Specialised Information Service for Russian, East and Southeast European Studies" and much more.

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Cabinet presentations in the series "kOSTproben"

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