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Digitization the Magazine Der Eigene (Our Own)

Digitization the Magazine Der Eigene (Our Own)

 

Together with the Humboldt University Library and Berlin’s Gay Museum, our Research Centre was working on digitalising the Berlin arts and culture magazine Der Eigene: Ein Blatt für männliche Kultur (Our Own: A Magazine of Masculine Culture) in order to make it publicly available to researchers online.

The magazine was published between 1896 and 1933. It was of great importance for the homosexual rights movement in the first third of the twentieth century, and today it is rarely to be found in libraries. Yet this makes it all the more remarkable as a source for researching sex as a cultural phenomenon.

The Humboldt University Library’s holdings in the Grimm Centre formed the basis for the digitalisation project. The Research Centre was working to locate further materials through contacts with other libraries and private collections, in order to ensure that the magazine is digitalised in its entirety.

Der Eigene: Ein Blatt für männliche Kultur (Cover)