Thought-provoking textbooks

The GEI, in partnership with the Federal Agency for Civic Education and the Didacta Association, honours innovative textbooks each year in order to increase awareness of their significance. The prizes for ‘Textbook of the Year 2019’ will be awarded to the three best textbooks for sixth form pupils in the language and society categories. The nominations have been announced. Read more

New Publication

GEI AT DIDACTA 2019 IN COLOGNE

The GEI is hosting a number of events at the Didacta education trade fair, which will take place in Cologne from 19 to 23 February 2019. In addition to the presentation of the 2019 Textbook of the Year Award, Dr Riem Spielhaus will give a talk on clichés in textbooks and Dr Annekatrin Bock will speak at two separate events on the School Cloud. Read more

EDUCATIONAL MEDIA IN THE DIGITAL AGE

This year’s annual conference of the Kommission Schulforschung und Didaktik (Subdivision School and Curriculum) which will be held in Göttingen in September, will address research on education in schools and subject-specific didactics in the context of the digital shift. Proposals for conference papers may be submitted until 1 March. Read more

Starving Heroes – On the History of an ‘Icon of Annihilation’

How does a photograph of nine captured heroes become an ‘Icon of Annihilation? Lars Müller, a GEI research fellow, explores this question in his blog entry ‘Starving Heroes’ on the Visual History website. Read more

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS OPENED

We will be accepting applications for the 2020 Georg Arnhold Senior Fellow until 17 February 2019. We are seeking outstanding academics and experienced practitioners in the field of peace education who have an interest in pursuing their own research projects, preferably with a focus on educational media and societies undergoing transformation. Read more

POLISH TRACES IN GERMANY

On Thursday 28 February the Deutsch-Polnischen KulturVerein Braunschweig e.V will present the book ‘Polnische Spuren in Deutschland’ (Polish Traces in Germany) in the GEI Research Library at 6 pm. This new publication comprises a comprehensive ‘encyclopaedia of reading books’ that illustrates the impact made by Poles in Germany in the past and the present. Read more