The artifacts were collected with the support of many museums, archives, and private persons. Historians from Freie Universität and its partner universities placed them in a historical context. Thematic essays on various aspects of the cultural contact augment the exhibition and connect it with the research units involved in the project. They give a visual impression, for example, of the encounter between German military personnel and the Ottoman Empire during World War I and the presence of French and British soldiers in Egypt between 1798 and 1920.
The exhibition resulted from the findings of the research project “Making War, Mapping Europe: Militarized Cultural Encounters, 1792-1920” that is hosted at Freie Universität Berlin under the direction of Professor Dr. Oliver Janz. The project is funded by HERA (Humanities in the European Research Area).
Dr. Oliver Stein, Researcher, Department of History and Cultural Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, Tel.: +49 30 838-62923 firstname.lastname@example.org
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"Making War, Mapping Europe": www.mwme.eu