Historical Commission for East and West Prussian State Research
|Historical Commission for East and West Prussian State Research
|purpose||Research into East and West Prussian history|
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The Historical Commission for East and West Prussian State Research (HiKo-OWP) was founded in Königsberg i. Pr. Founded.
It was one of the youngest regional historical commissions in what was then the German Empire . It saw its territorial jurisdiction in the area of the Prussian provinces East and West Prussia , as they had existed until 1920. In the economic emergency at the time, the commission took on the task of coordinating the plans of the older historical societies in East and West Prussia ( Danzig ). The commission sought cooperation with the Albertus University in Königsberg and other public and private institutions that had dedicated themselves to the history of Prussia .
In connection with the Herder Institute (Marburg) , the commission resumed its work in 1950. The major mediaeval source editions and the series for monographs could be continued after a decade-long break. With a handbook for the period from the end of the Middle Ages to the end of the Second World War and two extensive commemorative publications, it was possible to take stock.
The research of the Historical Commission and its staff is presented and discussed annually at public conferences. Your results will be published in the series of conference reports . Depending on how financially feasible it is, the book series single fonts is available for monographs . The Mitteilungsblatt Preußenland , which has been published since 1963, has been continued as the Prussian Yearbook since 2010 with the Copernicus Association for the History and Regional Studies of West Prussia .
The chronic underfunding of the Historical Commission (even before 1945) made it necessary, above all, to accommodate larger projects with other institutions. The “Prussian Dictionary” maintained by the Academy of Sciences and Literature in Mainz was completed with great difficulty, while the Historical-Geographical Atlas of Prussia (most recently at the Academy of Sciences in Göttingen ) was canceled after delivery 15 for financial reasons . Also to be mentioned are the regional historical bibliographies in the Herder Institute and the edition of important sources by employees of the Secret State Archives of Prussian Cultural Heritage in Berlin. A "liaison man" to the secret state archive was Kurt Forstreuter , who had seen the old state archive in Königsberg.
We have worked together for decades with our colleagues in neighboring countries, whose territories now include parts of East and West Prussia.
- Otto Krauske , Königsberg (1923–1927)
- Max Hein , Königsberg (1927–1945)
- Erich Keyser , Marburg (1950–1965)
- Hans Koeppen , Göttingen (1965–1974)
- Udo Arnold , Bonn (1974–1995)
- Bernhart Jähnig , Berlin (1995-2010)
- Arno Mentzel-Reuters , Augsburg / Munich (2010–2019)
- Jürgen Sarnowsky , Hamburg (since 2019)
- Otto Krauske : On the history of the association for the history of East and West Prussia , in: Communications of the association for the history of East and West Prussia 1, 1926/27, pp. 2-7.
- Bernhart Jähnig (Ed.): 75 Years of the Historical Commission for East and West Prussian State Research. Research review and research requests . (= Conference reports of the Historical Commission for East and West Prussian State Research , 13), Lüneburg 1999.
References and comments
- East Prussia was separated from the Reich from 1920 to 1939 by the Polish Corridor .
- DNB certificate .
- DNB certificate .