Irene Dingel, Heinz Duchhardt
"EGO | European History Online traces the varied history of Europe in the modern period from the perspective of communication and transfer. EGO crosses national, disciplinary and methodological boundaries to cover 500 years of modern European history. Ten thematic threads bring together processes of intercultural exchange whose influence extended beyond state, national and cultural borders. The contributions link to images, primary sources, statistics, animated and interactive maps, as well as audio and film clips.
The languages of publication are German and English. About 110 contributions will be accessible following the launch. Over 200 contributions will be published by 2013. EGO is a long-term project: after the end of the initial project, the articles will be updated every two years. Older versions will remain accessible. The system will be gradually extended with new articles in order to keep pace with the newest developments in the research.
EGO | European History Online in published by the Institute of European History (Institut für Europäische Geschichte – IEG) in Mainz. The chief editors, the directors of the IEG, are supported by an international and interdisciplinary editorial board of around 20 leading experts in their field."