Online Publications


History.transnational is an online forum for information on recent publications in the field; for the announcement of call for papers, conferences, and workshops; and for thematic discussions of current research and questions in world and global history. More than 7,000 subscribers profit weekly from latest information and recent discussions. The journal is edited in close cooperation between the Centre for Area Studies in Leipzig and the research cluster TransferS at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris.


H-Soz-u-Kult is a specialized forum and an online-moderated information and communication platform for historians that publishes specialized academic news and publications. Since its founding in 1996, the operators of the platform have adhered to the motto “from academics – for academics – by academics” and are committed to the principles of open access and community network. Its central editorial office is located at the History Department of the Humboldt University of Berlin, while the Centre for Area Studies at the University of Leipzig hosts the editorial office for all topics related to Latin American; South Asian; Western, East-Central and Southeast European; African; and Near and Middle East affairs, as well as the study of religions and the study of science and historiography. H-Soz-u-Kult has developed into a significant provider and distributor of information for historians in and well beyond the German-speaking world with more than 25,000 subscribers.

Web Portal European History

The web portal European History edited by a group of scholars from Germany and Switzerland headed by Hannes Siegrist (University of Leipzig) not only publishes historical material – texts, statistical data, pictures, and maps – but also provides scholarly exploration of a globally entangled history of Europe and the Europeans from the 18th century until today. Covering a broad variety of topics, the portal opens up multiple perspectives on European history and allows for the use of different methodological approaches that look at European similarities and differences, transfers, and interdependencies between nationalization and globalization. The objective is not a “total history” but rather a problem-oriented understanding structured along selected thematic threads.

The web portal is a technical and organizational platform that facilitates public access to information relevant for research and teaching, including historians and scholars of other related disciplines as well as for the general public. It is a modular topic-focused network for research and teaching at universities, research institutions, and schools of higher education.