We are always interested in sharing research initiatives!

Below you may find a list of platforms and databases with useful resources, information on research networks and on-going research projects, and anything else that may be of interest in the field of “heritage and socialism”.

Databases and platforms

A platform with articles, news on exhibitions, publications and conferences dealing with post-war architecture in Central and Eastern Europe. It also includes references to further databases of modernist architecture in different post-socialist countries.

A platform for cooperation between organisations from Former Yugoslavia who are problematising questions of revalorisation and protection of National Liberation Struggle historic monuments. Partners are the Group of Architects (GA), the History Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Moderna galerija in Ljubljana.

The database includes the Denkmallisten (monument inventories) of the GDR as well  as information on GDR architects and a useful overview of the archival collections of the Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space (IRS) in Erkner, Brandenburg.


Book series and other publications

Edited by Hans-Rudolf Meier, Bauhaus Institute for History and Theory of Architecture and Planning, Bauhaus University Weimar


Research projects and networks

A network of eighteen Leibniz institutes and four external partners exploring how contemporary conceptions of authenticity affect the way we deal with cultural heritage. Funded by the Leibniz Association, Germany.

New Europe College, Institute for Advanced Study, Bucharest. Funded by the National Research Council (CNCS) for the period of 2015-2017

Bauhaus University Weimar and Technical University Dortmund. Funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany, for the period of 2014-2017

Technical University Berlin and Bauhaus University Weimar. Funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG)

Research group with four sub-projects at the Leibniz Institute for the History and Culture of Eastern Europe (GWZO), Leibzig, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany, for the period of 2014-2019

Founded in 2011 in a spa town in Slovakia, this arts workshop for students has been gradually evolving into an artistic and scholarly project that seeks to promote the safeguarding of modernist spa architecture.

International network of scholars and researchers working in the field of heritage studies that seeks to promote heritage as an area of critical enquiry.

Brandenburg Technical University, Cottbus-Senftenberg, Germany. Funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG)