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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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

XIII German-Czech Textbook Conference

From 20-22 November 2014 the XIII German-Czech textbook conference will examine the topic: people, environment, borders – as exemplified in the history of uranium extraction in the German-Czech border regions.

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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

Studie ermittelt Erfolgskriterien für "gemeinsame Schule"

Die drei Staaten Deutschland, Österreich und Ungarn sind die einzigen innerhalb der OECD, die die Dauer der gemeinsamen Schule auf 4 Jahre festgelegt haben. Im Vergleich zu anderen Ländern ist dieser Zeitraum der zusammen verbrachten, ersten Schuljahre der Schüler relativ kurz. Dort dauert diese Phase meistens 8 Jahre oder länger. Eine österreichische Studie wendete sich nun der Frage zu, ...

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“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 Edumeres.net 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