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Publications of the Northeast Institute

The publications of the Northeast Institute are intended for both a scholarly and a broader, historically-interested readership. The "Northeast Archive – Journal for Regional History" appears annually. Monographs and essay collections are issued in the scholarly series, “Publications of the Northeast Institute”, as well as in the “Online Series of the Northeast Institute”. In addition, the Institute participates in a series of individual publications.

Translated History

Theses, Research, Controversies from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Russia in German translation 

The “Translated History” project makes timely contributions from countries in eastern Europe available in German translation with introductions and commentaries by expert authorities. 


Books on northeastern Europe

The Northeast Library offers some 170,000 items on the history of Germans in northeastern Europe and of Russian-Germans, as well as on their historical context. Research may be conducted through our online catalog and in the specialized library on the ground floor of the Institute. The user area is open to all and accessible to disabled persons.

Northeast Institute

 Institute for the Culture and History of Germans in Northeast Europe e.V. (IKGN)

The Northeast Institute (Institute for the Culture and History of Germans in Northeast Europe – IKGN e. V.) in Lüneburg is a research institution that concerns itself with the history and culture of Germans in northeastern Europe as well as the history and culture of Poland, the Baltic states, Russia and the states that succeeded the dissolution of the Soviet Union. The Institute is supported by funds from authorized representatives of the federal administration for culture and media (BKM). It is an “an”-institute of the University of Hamburg and cooperates with numerous universities and research institutions in eastern Europe.