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

GEI colloquium, 26 November 2014: Illustrated textbooks in the twentieth century. Trends and visualisation approaches.

Silke Körber, PhD student in the Institute for Book Studies at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, will examine the topic from a book studies perspective. This is a hybrid discipline, which combines historical, philological and cultural sciences approaches, and one that tends to examine its subject rather more qualitatively than quantitatively or empirically. Read more

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

Walkable giant maps on their way through North Alabama’s Elementary Schools

In Huntsville, Alabama, U.S.A, the students of the Highlands Elementary School got to learn about geography in a fun and physical way. The National Geographic Society offered the school a giant walk-on-able map showing Europe, 26 feet by 26 feet in size. Not only were the teachers convinced of the positive effect of this exercise: “[The kids] still remembered last year when we had the ... Weiterlesen

“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