Damals is a German monthly popular scientific history magazine. The magazine has been issued since 1969[1] and aims primarily at students, teachers, university students, scientists and a readership interested in historical science. The German word damals means "at that time".

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Cover of issue No. 2/2015, announcing a feature on Oliver Cromwell and the Commonwealth of England
Editor-in-ChiefStefan Bergmann
PublisherKatja Kohlhammer
CompanyKonradin Medien
Based inLeinfelden-Echterdingen

The editors, being established historians, archaeologists, cultural scientists and philologists, write scientifically-based articles. Each month another focus theme is portrayed. This concept distinguishes Damals from other German publications of the kind, for example G/Geschichte. The magazine also features brief book reviews, a historically-oriented television and radio programme, research news and articles on topics with a wide range of historical eras and themes. Moreover, it covers current exhibitions which are often featured in whole articles or even as theme of the month.[2]

The magazine, whose scientific advisory body includes historians Christian Meier and Jürgen Osterhammel, is published by Konradin Medien GmbH of Leinfelden-Echterdingen. Katja Kohlhammer, the publishing group's executive director, is the publisher.

Abstracts of current issues, yearly tables of content and an articles archive can be viewed online. During the period of 2010-2013 Damals had the lowest circulation level in contrast to other history magazines in Germany.[1] In the third quarter of 2015, Damals sold 23,104 copies.[3]

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  1. ^ a b Claudius Springkart (November 2014). "Popular History Magazines in Germany". In Susanne Popp; Jutta Schumann; Miriam Hannig (eds.). Commercialised History: Popular History Magazines in Europe: Approaches to a Historico-Cultural Phenomenon as the Basis for History Teaching. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang. p. 240. ISBN 9783631657799.
  2. ^ "Damals: das Magazin für Geschichte und Kultur" (in German). Goethe-Institut. Archived from the original on 17 February 2013. Retrieved 25 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Damals". Konradin publishing group. Archived from the original on 22 December 2015. Retrieved 10 January 2016.

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