Georg Eckert Research Prize Awarded

On 28 October 2014 the sociologist Simona Szakács was awarded the Georg Eckert Research Prize at a ceremony in the old town hall in Braunschweig. The inaugural young researcher prize was conferred upon Kathrin Zehr, a Latin American specialist. The Minister of Science for Lower Saxony, Gabriele Heinen-Kljajić, gave a short welcoming speech and presented the prize winners with their certificates,... Read more

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Georg Eckert Research Award

On the evening of 28 October 2014, the Georg Eckert Institute will present its Georg Eckert Award for an outstanding piece of work in international educational media research. Dr Gabriele Heinen-Kljajic, Lower Saxony's Minister for Science and Culture, will be in attendance. 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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50th German Historikertag

WDR 5 Culture Programme - Simone Lässig speaking on the opening of the German historians' conference 'Historikertag' in Göttingen on 23 September 2014 and discussing the schedule. Read more

Living Planet Report 2014: Menschen verbrauchen Ressourcen der Erde über ihre Verhältnisse

Der „Living Planet Report 2014“ zieht ein klares Fazit aus seinen Untersuchungsergebnissen: Zusammengenommen verbraucht die Menschheit jedes Jahr 50 Prozent mehr Ressourcen, als die Erde innerhalb dieses Zeitraums regenerieren und damit nachhaltig zur Verfügung stellen kann. Dem vom WWF in Berlin vorgelegten Bericht kann man auch einen Rückgang der biologischen Vielfalt um 52% in den ...

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Historians to join federally funded CLARIN-D project

The team behind CLARIN-D, a web- and centre-based research infrastructure for the humanities and social sciences, is to gain the support of a group of historians. Read more