Education for Sustainable Peace – Call for Applications for the 2015/2016 Georg Arnhold Visiting Research Professorship

The Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research is pleased to announce the Call for Applications for the 2015/2016 Georg Arnhold Visiting Research Professorship in Education for Sustainable Peace. Read more

EurViews. Europe in Textbooks

Application deadline 10 September: Apply now for the “Textbook of the year 2015”

The Georg Eckert Institute will award the 4th annual prize for the “Textbook of the year 2015” on 13 March 2015 at the Leipzig Book Fair. This year the jury of experts is looking for exceptional textbooks for secondary schools. Read more

GEI-Kolloquium, 3. September 2014 / 17 Uhr: "Narrating and Teaching the Nation. History, Identity, and the Politics of Education in Pre- and Post-Genocide Rwanda"

Dr. Denise Bentrovato gibt Einblicke zum Thema - The paper aims to offer insights into the politics of history, identity and education notably in divided and transitional societies in Sub-Saharan Africa. Read more

Textbooks as sites of political controversy

Simone Lässig on history textbooks as instruments of state policies on history and national education, Der Tagesspiegel, 14 August 2014 (in German) Read more

The History of Cartography

Cartography has been an important part of the human history for a long time. Since up to 8.000 years people have created and used maps as tools to define, explain and to navigate their way through the world. In 1987 the University of Chicago Press started publishing the History of Cartography, Volume One. Volume Two appeared over the following eleven years. Although the format and the high ...


“Diversity as normality. The Zwischentöne (nuances) project – teaching materials for globalised classrooms”

The above article by Dr Götz Nordbruch was published online on the GEI web portal as part of the series Eckert.Beiträge 2014/3. It contains background information from textbook research as well as the guiding concepts, as illustrated by the individual modules. Read more