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

EurViews. Europe in Textbooks

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

GEI Colloquium, 1 October 2014: Teaching about gender diversity – theoretical framework and practical perspectives

Professor Martin Lücke from the Freie Universität in Berlin (Friedrich Meinecke Institute) will be visiting the GEI and speaking on whether the subject of sexuality should be taught in schools other than in biology lessons; a topic that was hotly debated earlier in the year in Baden Württemberg and, subsequently, over the summer in Niedersachsen. 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

Eröffnung des ersten Museums für Menschenrechte in Kanada

In Winnipeg, Kanada wurde vom 19. bis zum 21. September das Museum für Menschenrechte eröffnet. Es ist das erste in fast 50 Jahren, in denen kein kanadisches Museum errichtet wurde, das nach sechsjähriger Planungs- und Bauzeit entstand. Das Eröffnungswochenende umfasste ein Festkonzert, sowie ein zweitägiges Menschenrechtsfest, während dem der erste Besuch des Baus möglich war. Das Thema ... Weiterlesen

50th German Historikertag: "Winners and Losers"

The fiftieth edition of the major German historians' conference Historikertag will take place between 23 and 26 September 2014 in Göttingen, featuring over 400 speakers from more than 20 countries who will be presenting the findings of their most recent research. Among them will be four scholars from the Georg Eckert Institute. Read more