New Leibniz ScienceCampus approved

The GEI will work with Ostfalia, the German Maritime Museum, Haus der Wissenschaft, the Technische Universität Braunschweig and the Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien (IWM) to develop a new ScienceCampus for ‘Post-digital Participation’. The Campus is being financed by the Lower Saxony Ministry for Science and Culture, and by the Leibniz Association. Read more

New Publication

Seventh Georg Arnhold Professor arrives at GEI

The new Georg Arnhold Professor, Dr Jennifer Rigan, joined the GEI in May. She will stay until August, during which time she will be writing up the findings from her study into the effects of democracy education among Eritrean refugees. The Georg Arnhold guest professorship is a key part of the programme of the same name, which promotes research into education for lasting peace. Read more

Proposals now being accepted for 2020 Research Award

Proposals are now being accepted for the 2020 Georg Eckert Research Award and Award for Young Academics. Applicants have until 31 August 2019 to submit their work for consideration; this must be an academic work addressing cultural, social, political or pedagogical aspects of textbooks and other educational media used in schools. from a topical or historical perspective Read more

like a streaming service for textbooks

In an article in 'Der Tagesspiegel', Dr Annekatrin Bock explains the changes required to enable textbooks to function within Learning Clouds. The GEI is a contributor to the ‘HPI Schul-Cloud’ project. Read more

Awards for the Best Textbooks

The winners of the ‘Textbook of the Year 2019’ were announced on 19 February at the didacta education trade fair in Cologne. First place in the languages category was awarded to ‘Camden Town’ by the Westermann Verlag. The society category was won by the history book ‘Zeit für Geschichte’, also published by the Westermann Verlag. Read more

‘Europe – Our History’ at the University of Mannheim

As European elections open across Europe the GEI and the Historical Institute at the University of Mannheim are offering an insight into the work behind the transnational history book ‘Europe – Our History’. On 23 May 2019 the team will explain the project’s significance and discuss its challenges and opportunities with student and trainee teachers. Read more