The platform ‘Zeitgeschichte-online’ exists since January 2004. It aims to address historians, students of the humanities and similar courses and a wider public interested in contemporary history.

With our texts, we seek to place current events and public debates within their historic context. We observe how contemporary history is handled in the media and the public, and reflect the change in remembrance. Furthermore, we offer an up-to-date perspective on new approaches and current debates of contemporary history studies. Our main focus lies on Europe, nevertheless we are considering aspects from outside Europe.

The editorial team of Zeitgeschichte-online consists of the Centre for Contemporary History (ZZF) and an editorial team of academics from the ZZF, the Humboldt University Berlin and a group of external scholars from universities, research institutes and public institutions. The website credits clearly detail the parties involved and therefore guarantees compliance with standards of academic quality.

Jürgen Danyel, Annette Schuhmann

Zeitgeschichte digital