Dr Imke Rath

Imke Rath has been responsible for the project ‘Nuances - Teaching materials for classroom diversity’ since January 2019, she is also the GEI representative in the EU cooperative project ‘Reflections: Educating for critical thinking, inclusive societies and dynamic engagement’. She has worked at the GEI since February 2015 and was previously part of the team responsible for the digital platforms EurViews and WorldViews. Between August and December 2018 she organised and coordinated a project addressing ‘Civil societies in periods of military conflict’ which was part of the larger study ‘Textbooks put to the test: Global citizenship education in international perspective’.

Upon completion of her studies at Hamburg University in Austronesian languages and cultures, she worked for the university’s Non-European History faculty as a researcher in the Emmy Noether Junior Research Group ‘Text, image, performance: change and ambivalence of cultural orders in colonial contact zones’. Her doctoral thesis examined early modern traditions in a region of the Philippines. Between April and July 2018 she worked as a guest researcher in the Käte Hamburger Kolleg ‘Dynamics in the History of Religions between Asia and Europe’ at the Ruhr University Bochum.



  • ‘Schulbuchforschung als Herausforderung für qualitative Methoden’. In: Imke Rath (ed.), Methoden und Theorien der Bildungsmedien- und Bildungsforschung: Ein Werkstattbericht von Nachwuchswissenschaftlerinnen und –wissenschaftlern des Georg-Eckert-Instituts, Eckert. Dossiers 14 (2017), http://repository.gei.de/handle/11428/233.
  • together with Denise Bentrovato: ‘A 'Matter of the Whites'? Contemporary Textbook Portrayals of Former African Colonies in WWI’. In: Eugenia Roldán Vera and Eckhardt Fuchs (eds), Textbooks and War: Multinational Perspectives on History Education, London: Palgrave Macmillan. 2018, p. 137-169.
  • ‘Vergessen, Bedauern und Glorifizieren einer verlustreichen militärischen Operation: Multiperspektivische Einblicke in Schulbuchdarstellungen des Gallipolifeldzugs’. In: Christine Hatzky and Brigitte Reinwald (eds), Beyond Europe: The First World War in Global Perspective, (Dhau: Jahrbuch für außereuropäische Geschichte), St. Ingbert: Röhrig Universitätsverlag. 2018, p. 93-113.
  • Christliche Wissenssysteme und "Strategien des Übersetzens" im Missionierungskontext: Die Darstellung der tagalischen Religion im 17. und 18. Jahrhundert, Frankfurt a. M.: Peter Lang. 2017.
  • ‘Pedro Alejandro Paterno's La antigua civilización tagálog (1887): An Attempt to (Re)construct One's Own Religious Past’. In: Monika Arnez, Jürgen Sarnowsky (eds),  The Role of Religions in the European Perception of Insular and Mainland Southeast Asia: Travel Accounts of the 16th to the 21st Century, Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 2016, p. 227-238.
  • ‘Von Geistern, die zu Hexen wurden: Transreligiöser Kulturkontakt mit dem Bösen in der spanisch-katholischen Mission auf den Philippinen’. In: Saeculum, 14 (2014) 1. p. 9-24.
  • ‘Depicting Netherworlds or the Treatment of the Afterlife in a Colonial Contact Zone: The Paete Case’. In: Astrid Windus, Eberhard Crailsheim (eds), Image, Object, Performance: Mediality and Communication in Early Modern Contact Zones of Latin America and Asia. Müster: Waxmann. 2013, p. 173-196.