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Tracing a Common Past: European History Between the Meuse and Rhine Rivers

Tracing a Common Past is an exhibit presented by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinshaft DFG (German Research Foundation, the University of Minnesota Libraries, and the Center for German & European Studies at the University of Minnesota.

This exhibit presents some of the results of a collaborative research project funded by the German Research Foundation, DFG. For its Minnesota run it is augmented by objects from the large collection of artifacts from the University of Minnesota Libraries. Visitors of the exhibit wil travel through several centuries and to a series of cities. Topics include the development of early modern cities, Jewish communities and Jewish-Christian relations, the education of girls, money lending in the Middle Ages, papermaking and the new media, and markets in the early industrial age.

This exhibit runs through Thursday, April 30, 2009 and is located in Wilson Library and 1st and 4th floors and Elmer L. Andersen Library.