Two Presidents in one Week

On 5 April 2016 the president of the Leibniz association, Prof. Matthias Kleiner visited the GEI for the first time. The management team and several members of staff explained the history of the Institute and gave him an overview of the Institute’s many activities and functions. The head of the library Dr Anke Hertling and librarian Christiane Klaes gave the president a tour of the research... Read more

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

The Georg Eckert Institute and Teachers College of Columbia University are pleased to announce the third Georg Arnhold International Summer School, which will critically explore theories and practices of human rights education (HRE) at the secondary school level. It will take place at the Georg Eckert Institute from July 25 to 30, 2016. The application deadline is May 2, 2016. Read more

Over 4,000 historical textbooks digitised

The Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research (GEI) is enabling free online access to over 4,000 historical textbooks at gei-digital.de. The process of digitising the historic textbook collections started in 2009 and is supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG). Over one million pages have now been digitised. Read more

Over 4,000 historical textbooks digitised

Bildungsklick reports (in German): The Georg Eckert Institute for international textbook research (GEI) is making over 4,000 textbooks freely available online at gei-digital.de. The Georg Eckert Institute has been digitising historic textbook collections since 2009 with the support of the German Research Foundation (DFG). Over one million pages have been digitised to date. Read more

Bundesland Sachsen krempelt den Lehrplan um

Das Bundesland Sachsen hat einen Spagat zwischen einer Reduzierung des Lehrplanumfangs und dem Hochhalten von Unterrichtsqualität vor, ohne die Belastung für Schüler weiter zu steigern. Im Gegenteil – diese soll gesenkt werden. Sachsens Kultusministerin Kurth (CDU) hat in diesem Zuge die Verringerung der Stundenanzahl vorgeschlagen, sowie einen Verzicht auf die Vermittlung kleinster Details ... Weiterlesen

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