Events

Quellen und Methoden der Geschichtswissenschaft im digitalen Zeitalter - Neue Zugänge für eine etablierte Disziplin?

Zum Abschluss des Projektes "Welt der Kinder" findet am 25./26. September 2017 gemeinsam mit Vertretern der digitalen wie der klassischen Geschichtswissenschaften eine Tagung an der Humboldt-Universität in Berlin statt, die Grundfragen methodenbewusster historischer Forschung adressiert. Read more

Colloquium on education for sustainable development (ESD): Opportunities and challenges for textbooks and teacher training.

Education for sustainable development is a new trend in educational policy, lately reinforced by a related international UNESCO decade which took place between 2005 and 2014. Nadia Lausselet’s presentation examines the challenges and opportunities facing ESD in terms of textbook development and teacher training. The colloquium will take place on 30 August 2017 in the Georg Eckert Institute... Read more

NKOS Workshop on 21. September

The head of the department DIRI, Ernesto De Luca, is organizing the 17th European Networked Knowledge Organization Systems (NKOS) workshop together with GESIS, the University of Hanover, the Linneaus University and the University of South Wales. The Workshop will take place on 21 September 2017 as part of the TPDL2017 Conference in Thessaloniki, Greece. Read more

The Potential for Education in the Digital Age

On the 5 October 2017 the Leibniz Education Research Network (LERN) will hold a ‘Forum on Educational Policy’ in Berlin. The forum will discuss current challenges in educational policy and how the clarification and guiding knowledge provided by empirical research can contribute to their resolution. The programme includes a workshop on digitisation in schools with Prof. Felicitas Macgilchrist. Read more

International Guidebook on Embedding ESD in textbooks

The Georg Eckert Institute will be participating in the official launch of a UNESCO - MGIEP guidebook for textbook authors ‘Textbooks for Sustainable Development: A guide to Embedding’ at the 3rd Asia-Pacific Meeting on Education 2030, taking place in Bangkok from the 4th to the 7th July 2017. Eleni Christodoulou was one of the lead authors and member of the Editorial Board of the project. Read more

Conference on Religion and Education to be held by the Historic Education Research section of the DGfE

The GEI, in cooperation with the Institute for Educational Sciences at the Technische Universität in Braunschweig will host the annual conference for the Historic Education Research section of the German Society for Educational Science (DGfE). This year’s conference will examine religion in the field of education from a historical perspective. Read more

Conference on the ‘Prevention of Violent Extremism (PVE)’ in Paris

On 26 June 2017, the GEI and the Permanent Delegation of Germany to UNESCO co-organised a workshop on the ‘Prevention of Violent Extremism (PVE)’ through Educational Media at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. Read more

Call for Papers: NKOS Workshop

The 17th European Networked Knowledge Organization Systems (NKOS) workshop will take place on Thursday 21st September 2017 as part of the TPDL2017 Conference in Thessaloniki, Greece. Submission deadline for the Call for Papers is Monday 10th July 2017. More information about the workshop and the Call for Papers can be found on the workshop website. Read more

Award for Textbook Commission

The joint German-Polish Textbook Commission are to be awarded the Viadrina Prize on Friday 9 June. The 22 German and Polish academics have been honoured for their long-term dedication to the creation of the joint history book for schools in Germany and Poland: ‘Europa. Unsere Geschichte‘ (Europe our History). Read more

Colloquium: Digital education using OER

Open Educational Resources (OER) or freely-available educational materials provide innovative and interactive educational possibilities in the digital world. But how are such OER prepared and published through relevant networks? Ingo Blees and Luca Mollenhauer from The German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF) will present an insight into their work on 7 June. Read more

Call for Papers "Welt der Kinder"

A discussion exploring digitisation within the discipline of history will take place at the end of the ‘Welt der Kinder’ (Children and their World) project. The aim will be to debate the digital development challenges and opportunities facing the field of history and to decide how the history ‘tool kit’ has changed in the digital age and why; also to look at adjustments necessary for the future. Read more

First Specialist Conference Worldwide on ‘Client Management OPSI’

On 18 and 19 May 2017, the first ever specialist IT conference on ‘Client Management OPSI’ took place at the GEI. The 38 participants represented all of the German research associations as well as universities. Presentations by the developer UIB and the companies Cape-IT and Univention, among others, revolved around OPSI and the cross-institutional community project ‘opsi4instituts’. Read more

Migration, flight and Integration

‘Migration, flight and integration’ is the focus of this year’s Leibniz Education Research Network conference in Berlin. Presentations from members of Leibniz institutes and other organisations will explore the potential and the challenges of educational research. More information can be found in the conference programme (in German). Read more

Shaping Society Together

The Federal Intercultural Convention (Bundesfachkongress Interkultur) - is being held in Braunschweig for the sixth time. The aim of the convention is to bring together the many discourses on cultural diversity and to explore different perspectives on our diverse society. Read more

Award Ceremony ‘Textbook of the Year 2017’

With the 2017 ‘Textbook of the Year’ award, the Georg Eckert Institute and the Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb) honoured extraordinary textbooks at the primary level. The ceremony took place on 24 March 2017 at the Leipzig Book Fair. We would like to congratulate all the winners! Read more

Friedens-und Konfliktforschung

Spannungen zwischen den USA und Russland, Terroranschläge in Berlin und Paris, aber auch Friedensprozesse in Kolumbien und Annäherung zwischen Kuba und den USA: Die Dynamiken gewaltsamer Konflikte und friedlicher Kooperation spielen eine zentrale Rolle in der heutigen Weltpolitik. Der neu erschienene Sammelband leistet eine systematische Einführung in das zuständige Forschungsfeld. Read more

Georg Arnhold International Summer School

The Arnhold Program received over 300 applications from all over the world. Early-career scholars, experts as well as practitioners who are researching and working in this field applied with exciting topics and interesting projects. The Summer School will take place from 24 to 28 July 2017. Read more

Authenticity as an asset for historic sites

Document centres and memorial sites are logically situated in locations associated with memories, history and suffering. These historic locations are ascribed with a large degree of authenticity. But what exactly is genuine and how is it transformed, modified and presented? This fascinating topic will be the subject of a conference to be held in Dachau from 1 to 3 March 2017. Read more

"Europe: Our History" at the Leipzig Book Fair

The GEI is going to the Leipzig Book Fair. As part of the Fair’s focal area on education, within a programme of events for teachers and child care and support workers, researchers involved in the project will be presenting volume 1 of the joint Polish-German textbook Europe: Our History and talking about the background to the project, the concept behind the book and the aims it pursues. Read more

Human rights education and historical learning

Prof. Martin Lücke, professor of history didactics at the FU Berlin, will talk at the GEI colloquium on 22 March at 5pm. He specialises in the fields of the Holocaust and historical learning, the history of gender and sexuality, and on theoretical debates within history didactics. Read more

Workshop on Semantic Corpus Analysis: Applying Tools from the Project ‘Children and Their World’

Participants in this workshop will try out and evaluate digital humanities tools developed by the project ‘Children and Their World’. It is aimed at anyone working with large quantities of text, interested in finding structural patterns using new technological capabilities. The workshop will take place on 21 March from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the GEI villa. Read more

A Digital Revolution in the Classroom?

The ways we teach and learn are being transformed fundamentally by digitalisation. But how can digital technologies be used effectively in the educational context? What does this mean for schools and educational media publishers? On 14 February, representatives from politics, academia and education will convene at didacta 2017 to discuss the opportunities, risks and challenges of digitalisation. Read more

Podium Discussion: Which Knowledge and How Much Knowledge Do History Lessons Need?

On the 80th anniversary of the first recommendations for a joint German-French textbook, the German History Teachers’ Association (VGD) will host a podium discussion at the Georg Eckert Institute on 27 February 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Read more

Narrative Analyses in Textbook Research: An Example from Religious Studies. Colloquium on 25 January

Anja Kirsch, recipient of the 2016 Georg Eckert Research Award for her dissertation ‘Ideology as Narrative Culture’, spoke on 25 January at the GEI Colloquium on narrative analyses in textbook research. In the GDR, civics textbooks in schools were a central tool in the systematic communication of the Marxist-Leninist scientific worldview. Read more

"Catálogo Internacional de Libros de Texto" - Conference in Mexico City

From 30 November to 2 December 2016, the Cinvestav (Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados des Instituto Politécnico Nacional) in Mexico City hosted a conference on "Catálogo Internacional de Libros de Texto" (International Textbook Catalogues at which participants from various countries gave presentations on their textbook catalogues. Read more

Transnational Education Influence during the Interwar Period: The League of Nations and China (1930-1939) (Kopie 1)

On 7 December research fellow Kaiyi Li, a research grantee from China, will hold a talk on transnational interrelations in the education sector in the interwar years. She will focus on the relationship between the League of Nations and China in the period from 1930 to 1939. The presentation will begin at 5pm and will be held in English. Read more

School Textbooks in the MENA Region – Representations of Religious Diversity and Environmental Issues

On 20 and 21 Novermber 2016, thirty education researchers met for a conference in Cairo to discuss textbooks in the Arab world. The delegates came from Egypt, Germany, Morocco, Tunisia, Qatar, Palestine and Yemen. The conference provided a space for the development of ideas for future cooperation in research and furthered dialog on education reform. Read more

History Teaching and Historical Reconciliation Processes in Germany/Europe and Korea/East Asia since 1945 전후 독일/유럽과 한국/동아시아에서의 역사교육과 역사화해

In collaboration with the Global Institute for Japanese Studies, the GEI hosted a workshop in Braunschweig on 19 July exploring ‘History Teaching and Historical Reconciliation Processes in Germany/Europe and Korea/East Asia since 1945’. The workshop examined the extent to which European experiences can be applied to other contexts. Read more

Otto Bennemann Grant for Research on Textbooks and Educational Media

The Otto Bennemann Grant, awarded annually by the Georg Eckert Institute, aims to promote work in textbook research that takes an innovative methodological approach. The grant offers funding of 2000 EUR per month and is awarded for a maximum duration of two months. It is financed by the Otto Bennemann Foundation. Applications will be accepted until 1 September 2016. Read more

Human Rights Education – The 2016 Georg-Arnhold International Summer School at the GEI

The Georg Eckert Institute and Teachers College of Columbia University hosted the third Georg Arnhold International Summer School on Education for Lasting Peace at the GEI from July 25 to 30, 2016. The programme critically explored theories and practices of human rights education (HRE) at the secondary school level. Read more

Writing history together: a textbook for Germany and Poland

On 22 June the German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier met his Polish counterpart Witold Waszczykowski in Berlin in order to launch the first volume of a joint history book titled, ‘Europe – Our history’ (Europa – Unsere Geschichte). Read more

Academia meets politics

The Leibniz Association programme ‘Leibniz im Bundestag’ provides the opportunity for Members of the Bundestag to speak directly with academics on a range of different themes. The GEI, which has taken part in these political consultations several times since the initiative was launched in 2008, was one of the major contributors among the Leibniz Institutes, having arranged eleven discussions. Read more

Educational Film from a Historical Perspective

An international workshop was held at the Georg Eckert Institute on the 27 and 28 May on the subject of ‘Educational Film from a historical perspective’. Scholars from the fields of history, media and film studies discussed the controversies that surrounded the introduction of the new media at the start of the 1920s, and also debated the aesthetic, didactic and political aspects of educational... Read more

XXXVI. Deutsch-Polnische Schulbuchkonferenz „Kommunikationsräume – Akteure, Praktiken und Umsetzungen in der schulischen Praxis“

Vom 19.-21. Mai 2016 veranstaltet die Gemeinsame Deutsch-Polnische Schulbuchkommission in Halle/Saale ihre XXXVI. Deutsch-Polnische Schulbuchkonferenz unter dem Titel „Kommunikationsräume – Akteure, Praktiken und Umsetzungen in der schulischen Praxis“. Damit verbindet sie Forschungen vor allem aus der Geschichtswissenschaft und der Geographie und knüpft an ihren Forschungsschwerpunkt der letzten... Read more

Raising Germans in the Age of Empire. Youth and Colonial Culture, 1871-1914

In his presentation Jeff Bowersox will focus on young Germans who grew up in the Age of Empire and and the various commercial and educational media through which they daily encountered the wider world. Kolloquium am Mittwoch, den 4. Mai 2016, um 17 Uhr. Unser Gast ist Jeff Bowersox. Read more

Observed Teaching Practices and Practices of Teacher Observation

May Jehle, research fellow and PhD candidate at the Chair for Didactics of Social Sciences, Goethe University Frankfurt, will present classroom video recordings as an untapped source for historical and comparative educational research in a lecture on April 6 at 5:00 p.m. at the Georg Eckert Institute. Read more

Teacher Training on Diversity in the Classroom

The Competence Centre for Teacher Training (KLBS) at the TU Braunschweig will host a series of events in co-operation with the Zwischentöne (Nuances) project at the Georg Eckert Institute. On May 13, Alma Fathi will look at the topic ‘Flight and Asylum’. Read more

‘Learning the Other’s history’ – a textbook on the Middle East conflict

Dr Jörn Lehmann, literary scholar and historian, researches history of emotions at the University of Bern. He will talk at the Georg Eckert Institute about an unsual textbook published last year. The book places Palistinian and Israeli history alongside one another. Read more

Conference: ‘Visual History – concepts, research fields and prospects’

The Georg Eckert Institute will be jointly hosting a conference on historic image research with The Centre for Contemporary History (ZZF), the Herder Institute and the Deutsches Museum Munich; to take place from the 2 – 4 March in Berlin. Findings from the collaborative research project will be among the presentations and discussions. Read more

Politics of Memory Practices

From February 21 to 24, the symposium ‘Politics of Memory Practices’ will address the dynamics of memory practices as acts of political debate, knowledge production and society formation. Lectures in the cultural sciences will look at school as a space of intergenerational exchange and a site of shifting paradigms in education politics. (Symposium in English.) Read more

A new view of European history: A German-Polish textbook project

Workshop for teachers and interested members of the public at didacta 2016 in Cologne. If you are familiar with the German-French history textbook for upper secondary schools or the European history book you will know that they have both broken new ground in an attempt to record European history through the eyes of neighbouring countries and to find new, trans-border narratives Read more

Presentation by Otto Bennemann Fellow Paul Levine (PhD)

Progressive pedagogy and Holocaust history Textbooks – Is it possible to combine the two? This research project looks at Holocaust pedagogy in general, and textbooks specifically. Read more

The Reformation in European Historical Cultures. Prospects for History Teaching

On the 12 and 13 February academics will meet at the Georg Eckert Institute to discuss denominational models of interpretation in European historical cultures and in history textbooks in particular. Read more

CLARIN-D conference: "Digital History – New Tools for New Questions?"

The discipline-specific working groups “Modern History” and “Contemporary History” in CLARIN-D, under the direction of the Georg-Eckert-Institute and the Center for Contemporary History in Potsdam, extend a warm invitation to their conference, to be held at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Science in Berlin on 8 and 9 February. In addition to an introduction to the tools and sources relevant to... Read more

International Conference: "Children and their World"

The Institute of Social-anthropology and Popular Cultural Studies at the University of Zurich and its associated institute The Swiss Institute for Children’s and Youth Media (SIKJM), The Georg Eckert Institute and the German Historical Institute Washington D.C. would like to invite interested parties to a conference to be held at the University of Zurich from 4 to 6 February 2016. Read more

Myths of Historical Territories: Maps and Cartographic Discourses in the Post-Soviet Space

Dr Sergey Rumyansev, Georg Arnhold Visiting Research Professor at the GEI from Azerbaijan, presents his research on myths of historical territories and cartographic discourses, which among other things play a key role in provoking and justifying conflicts in the post-Soviet space. Read more

Conference on the Textbook Study “Migration and Integration” by the Georg Eckert Institute

The findings and recommendations of the study written by the Georg Eckert Institute (GEI) in collaboration with The Center for Inclusion and Democracy in Education at the University of Hildesheim at the request of the Federal Government Commissioner for Migration, Refugees, and Integration will be the subject of a conference involving civic organisations, education administrators, schools,... Read more

Project outline “Textbooks as facilitators of European Integration? – A study of political education in schools”

The European Union (EU) and its policies are largely perceived as being complex and dynamic yet remote. Teaching the concept of “European Integration” in politics lessons can therefore be a difficult task. For this reason teachers and students have a greater need for educational materials that further the understanding of this challenging subject and enable successful instruction in the classroom.... Read more

How is quality defined? Research infrastructures and knowledge transfer within German academia

The Georg Eckert Institute together with the Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe and the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) at the German Institute for Economic Research warmly invite you to attend a panel discussion to take place on 16 December in Berlin. Read more

Is social transformation changing the nature of remembrance? Dealing with the National Socialist past in a society shaped by immigration.

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Textbooks up close and personal

To mark its 40th anniversary the Georg Eckert Institute is holding an open day on 8 Dec. All those interested in familiarising themselves with the work of the Institute and looking around the research library, containing the world’s most extensive collection of textbooks, are warmly invited. Read more

Knowledge production in a hybrid age

There is no teaching without media. But what do we know about how educational media are produced? Bringing researchers from across this fragmented field of research together, this conference, which takes place on the 3 and 4 December in Braunschweig, aims to examine both historical and contemporary perspectives and to foster communication between print-based and digital educational media research. Read more

Imagining the Cold War – Socialist and Post-Socialist Depictions of “East” and “West” in Romanian Textbooks

Drawing on insights from sociological neo-institutionalism, the presentation will address the discursive shapes taken by Romanian depictions of “East and West” in history textbooks from before and after the fall of the communist regime in 1989. Particular attention is paid to narratives of the Cold War - the conflict that arguably institutionalised the ‘East’ vs. ‘West’ dichotomy. Read more

Places still available!

The conference “Historical and political education in societies shaped by immigration – the role played by (educational) media, museums and memorials” offers a varied programme and introduces thought-provoking questions related to textbook-related memory culture. It is aimed primarily at teachers, textbook authors, specialists in didactics and representatives of museums and memorials. Read more

Workshop: After the War - A New Beginning? A Comparative Examination of Reading Primers Published and Used in 1945 in Europe

Reading primers are among the educational media that are of particular significance in times of emphatic political change. 70 years after the end of World War II the development, design, content and use of reading primers in European countries in 1945 will be addressed, from a comparative perspective, in a workshop scheduled for November 13-14, 2015 in Braunschweig (Germany).

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Memory Practices

The "Memory Practices" research group will give an overview of initial findings from their mixed methods study on memory practices and media use in schools. Through an empirical case study (nineteenth century colonialism), they show how that which counts as "worth remembering" is enacted and contested in the history classroom. Read more

Images and distortions of others – The German-Israeli Textbook Commission discusses its findings in Berlin

At a conference organised by the Council of Jews in Germany on the 4 and 5 November in Berlin members of the German-Israeli Textbook Commission presented the findings from their research. The bilateral textbook recommendations had already been presented to the public at the foreign office in July and this conference offered a new opportunity to examine and discuss in depth the perceptions of one... Read more

Arnhold Symposium in New York

"Education and Armed Conflict in Sub-Saharan Africa"- The Georg Eckert Institute, the German Center for Research and Innovation and The New School for Social Research are pleased to invite all interested parties to the Arnhold Symposium on Education for Sustainable Peace 2015, which will take place in New York City on October 29 and 30. Read more

National Points of View: International conflicts and their portrayal in Wikipedia

Are military interventions in the Middle East acts of aggression or liberation? Who is responsible for the crisis between Russia and Ukraine? And who or what is preventing a peaceful solution to the conflict in the Middle East? The answers frequently depend upon the side of the conflict to which the question is addressed. According to social identity theory (Tajfel & Turner, 1979) people are... Read more

Pre-Service History Teachers, National Identity and Australian School Textbooks

For almost two decades, History education in Australia has been a site of struggle over collective memory of the colonial past. Conservative historians, politicians, and media commentators have been fighting to see an end to ‘black armband’ history – or what they see as an excessively mournful view of the past – and its replacement with what they argue is a more ‘balanced’, but usually... Read more

Ready for the new term: Nuances (Zwischentöne) workshops in September

How can teachers encourage constructive interaction between pupils when dealing with issues of differences in culturally diverse societies? In the new school year, particularly in the light of the current socio-political situation regarding refugees and asylum-seekers and the eruption of radical right-wing attacks, the question of ‘us’ and supposed ‘others’ continues to be a subject addressed in... Read more

Futures. A history of future studies in the 1960s and 1970s

Elke Seefried, second deputy director of the Institute für Zeitgeschichte will give a talk on visions of society in future studies. Based on her post-doctoral thesis, which examines the rise and subsequent crisis in future studies between 1945 and 1980, and which was awarded the Carl Erdmann Prize by the Association of Historians, Siegfried reveals how ‘the future’ became an important academic,... Read more

Conflict and the State in Columbian History Textbooks

Tatjana Louis from the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá will speak in this GEI Colloquium about the friction between state constructions and divided memories in Columbia. Read more

Images of others: The German-Israeli Textbook Commission presents its findings and recommendations.

It is 50 years since diplomatic relations were established between Germany and Israel. During that time a special relationship has been maintained between the two states. What impression of each other’s countries do young people in Israel and Germany have today? And what role do school and education – educational materials in particular – play in the formation of those perceptions of each other? Read more

Key characters in the history of knowledge. Production, circulation and transformation of African knowledge since 1945.

How was existing knowledge of Africa challenged during the cold war and the course of decolonization and who were the parties responsible for composing ‘new’ knowledge about Africa, for reevaluating the available knowledge or updating elements of colonial knowledge and what form did this revision take? These questions will be the subject of a workshop to take place at the GEI on 18 and 19 June.

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The New Subject(s): Civics and the ‘Citizen’ in Colonial India

What vision, images, forces and colonial roots shaped the newly introduced subject known as civics during its infant stage (1890s-1918) in colonial India? How did Indians respond to these attempts to discipline them through a new subject and in what ways did they accept, appropriate and resist these discourses? Read more

“Our beloved Motherland”: identifying cycles of nationalism through Chilean school textbooks (c1938-c.1985). An approach from the history of emotions.

Dr Pablo Andrés Toro Blanco (Department of History, Universidad Alberto Hurtado, Chile) will give a presentation at the GEI, Conference Room (Villa) on June 10th, at 18.00. His talk will offer an innovative historical perspective on the study of nationalism in Chilean school textbooks by using insights from the history of emotions. Read more

Teachers, memory and transitional justice in post-conflict nations: Sierra Leone and Liberia (in English).

A presentation by the Georg Arnhold Guest Professor, Susan Shepler of the American University in Washington D.C., exploring how teachers in Sierra Leone and Liberia address the subject of past wars in their classrooms. This colloquium will take place in the conference room (3rd floor) of the Georg Eckert Institute. Read more

Historiography and history teaching in south Slavic and Albanian-speaking regions

Complex, diverse, intercultural and politically delicate – south-east European history, particularly in the Balkans, represents a continuous interchange between conflict and coexistence. Albanian and south Slavic-speakers are just two cultures and linguistic communities among many, whose histories piece together to form a complex overall picture. Read more

Conference in Bad Kissingen

A conference marking the conclusion of a project to create a textbook on “The History of the Germans in Hungary", in which the GEI took an advisory role, was held from 31 May to 2 June at the Akademie Mitteleuropa in Bad Kissingen. Many experts gathered to discuss “Textbooks and textbooks projects regarding the (minority) history of the Germans in individual European countries.” The GEI co-hosted... Read more

The (re-)making of the myth of ancient origin in Macedonian history textbooks

The myths of ancient origin are often seen as part of the potentially most dangerous historical narratives since they imply a precedence and a 'historical right' over a territory. While they are now absent from the educational systems in most European countries, we may observe an opposite development in parts of southeastern Europe. This presentation focuses on the myths of ancient origin... Read more

The portrayal of Jewish history in textbooks: a review of current teaching materials

How is Jewish culture and history portrayed today in German textbooks? The five authors of this new volume introduce their work, which addresses this question through an examination of currently approved material for secondary schools in several German Bundesländer. Read more

THE VISUALISATION OF THE EAST-WEST CONFLICT: MAPS OF EUROPE AND THE WORLD IN WESTERN EUROPEAN AND NORTH AMERICAN SCHOOL ATLASSES DURING THE COLD WAR

After the Second World War Europe and the world were not just divided politically into two opposing military blocks; people’s geographical perception fundamentally changed as the Cold War progressed. The Federal Republic of Germany for example was increasingly viewed as a western European rather than a central European country. Italy was accepted into the “Atlantic Alliance” despite bordering the... Read more

Inheriting the Tradition: Research Methods in Geographical Textbook Analysis

Over the last decades geography educators have been involved in both developing and evaluating textbooks. As a consequence, textbook research in geography education is expected to have developed myriad research methods. However, little attention has been dedicated to the specific research methods used by geography educators when doing textbook research. Read more

Ein neuer Blick auf die Geschichte Europas: Ein deutsch-polnisches Schulbuchprojekt

Vortrag für Lehrkräfte und die interessierte Öffentlichkeit auf der didacta 2015 in Hannover Read more

Ein neuer Blick auf die Geschichte Europas: Ein deutsch-polnisches Schulbuchprojekt

Vortrag für Lehrkräfte und die interessierte Öffentlichkeit auf der didacta 2015 in Hannover Read more

The portrayal of migration in Austrian textbooks

On Wednesday 4 February at 5pm Dr Christa Markom from the University of Vienna will give a talk on the subject of “The portrayal of migration in Austrian textbooks. Analyses by academics and pupils”. Read more

GEI Colloquium, 21 January 2015: Open Educational Resources as a Digital Heterotopia

On Wednesday 21 January at 5pm Dr Markus Deimann from the FernUniversität Hagen will speak on the subject: “Open educational resources as a digital heterotopia”. Read more

History myths in Europe – challenges and opportunities in history lessons, 5 and 6 December 2014

Academics will meet at the Georg Eckert Institute on the 5 and 6 December 2014 to explore myths found in German-language textbooks from Austria, Switzerland and Germany.

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