GEI researcher awarded academic research prize by the Polish Consul General in Hamburg

Thomas Strobel, a researcher at the Georg Eckert Institute, achieved second place in the graduate thesis category of the competition for the academic research prize awarded by the Consul General of the Republic of Poland in Hamburg on 16 January 2015. Read more

EurViews. Europe in Textbooks

Prof Jerzy Holzer Dies (1930-2015). GEI honours long-standing member of the German-Polish Textbook Commission.

One of the most consequential Polish historians, Professor Jerzy Holzer, died on 14 January 2015 in Warsaw. He was the long-standing president of the joint German-Polish Textbook commission and was made an honorary member in 2014. 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

To what extent do myths in textbooks distort our perception of history?

Susanne Grindel spoke in an interview with the radio station Deutschlandradio Kultur on 5 December 2014 about the danger of mythologisation in textbooks. Read more

Call for Papers: History textbooks in Africa

Very few academic articles about history textbooks in Africa have appeared since the 1940s. The South African academic journal Yesterday & Today which focuses on history education recently started a call for papers about history textbooks in Africa. In order to publish a special edition the journal seeks for contributions that analyze textbooks or compare the ways in which teachers and ... Weiterlesen

New edition of the Bulletin online

The Bulletin has been published completely in English for the first time, with the aim of keeping our international partners and non-German speaking friends and associates informed about projects, principle research areas and the latest developments at the Georg Eckert Institute. Read more