How to get materials from the Educational Platform?

You can get digital materials by registering and creating your own account or by sending a letter to [email protected] After that, you can freely download materials from our resources.

What are the conditions for using the resources of the Educational Platform?

We adhere to the Creative Commons license for the use of copyright objects (CC BY-NC-ND). It means we allow users to upload content and share it with others, as long as they give credit to the authors and don’t use these materials for commercial purposes.

What if I found an error on the Educational Platform?

We strive to make all resources on the Education Platform as accurate and up-to-date as possible, but sometimes mistakes happen! If you notice an error in any of our materials, please contact us ([email protected]) with a link (if possible) to the content and description of the error. We will make sure to fix this as soon as possible.

Can I become the author of an educational module or share my own sources with the Educational Platform?

We will be happy to work with researchers who have experience working with archival and private collections and have had direct access to sources or hard-to-reach archives. Please contact [email protected] with proposals for cooperation.

Can I add material to the Educational Platform?

If you have valuable materials and want to make them part of the Educational Platform, send us their descriptions. We do not store originals and physical media, but only digitize sources by making them available in accordance with current legislation. The field of interest of the Educational Platform is wide enough, but we are mainly focused on urban history.

How to cooperate with the Educational Platform?

We invite university instructors, Ph.D. students, and all history lovers to participate in the development of the Platform and the use of its resources in teaching and learning about Central and Eastern Europe.

What topics do we study?

When working with sources, we focus not just on collecting materials, but on problematizing various problems and topics. We are interested in urban history, so questions of space and place are of particular importance in our projects. Educational projects promote the diversity and agency of the subject, and we attend to peripheral and underrepresented experiences that are often missed in historiography. It is important for us to distinguish between historical experience as a process and as a product. We aim to show the connections between the social/cultural structure and the subject/person, and how power relations are seen through historical sources. Themes we explore: Gender, Displacement, Industry, Soviet, Culture, Habsburgs, Urban Space, Everyday Life, Art, Heritage, Travel, Infrastructure, Chernobyl, Dissent, Architecture, War, Holocaust, Memory, People, Violence, Labor.