Michael Annegarn-Gläß, MA

Michael Annegarn-Gläß has worked at the GEI in the Textbooks as Media department since April 2012 and coordinated a project between the Georg-Eckert-Institute and the Braunschweig city archive and public library on pupils in 1913, initially as a student assistant and since January 2014, as a research fellow. From August 2014 to September 2015 he served as Representative of the Early-Career Scholars.

From January 2009 until April 2012 Michael Annegarn-Gläß worked as a student assistant in the working group for textbooks and conflict on the "History beyond borders" project and has worked on the publication “History education under fire” since 2010. He also started working at the Technical University in Braunschweig in January 2008 as a student assistant in English seminars, initially in the seminar library and then, between January 2010 and April 2012, as a tutor for literature and cultural studies.

He holds a Master of Arts in ‘culture of the techno-scientific world’ (KTW) and studied for a BA in English and History from 2006 to 2010 (dissertation on "The myth of the frontier hero in J.F. Cooper's work"). His master’s thesis dealt with the topic of “Radio as an educational medium in the interwar years”.


  • He works in the project Educational Films in the Interwar Period and is currently preparing his dissertational project on educational films in Germany between 1919 and 1939. His thesis's working title is Media Transitions in Education – The Introduction of Educational Film in Germany, 1919-1939.


  • Annegarn-Gläß, Michael (2016): "Das Für und Wider neuer Bildungsmedien. Der Schulfunk in der Zwischenkriegszeit". In: Rundfunk und Geschichte, Heft 3-4,p. 24-35.
  • with Eckhardt Fuchs & Anne Bruch: "Introduction: Education Films. A Historical Review of Media Innovation in Schools". In: JEMMS, 8.1, 2016, p. 1-13.
  • Annegarn-Gläß, Michael (2016): "The German Colonies in Die Weltgeschichte als Kolonialgeschichte The Use of Filmic Techniques in Colonial Revisionism in the 1920s". In: JEMMS, 8.1, p. 14 - 29.
  • Review of: Aurich, Rolf; Forster, Ralf (Hrsg.): Wie der Film unsterblich wurde. Vorakademische Filmwissenschaft in Deutschland. München 2015, in: H-Soz-Kult, 04.12.2015 <http://www.hsozkult.de/publicationreview/id/rezbuecher-24590>
  • Review of: Robnik, Drehli; Kerekes, Amália; Teller, Katalin (Hrsg.): Film als Loch in der Wand. Kino und Geschichte bei Siegfried Kracauer. Wien 2013 , in: H-Soz-Kult, 08.05.2014, <http://www.hsozkult.de/publicationreview/id/rezbuecher-21527>
  • Review of: Michael Braun: Wem gehört die Geschichte? Erinnerungskultur in Literatur und Film, Münster: Aschendorff 2013, in: sehepunkte 14 (2014), Nr. 2, 15.02.2014, <http://www.sehepunkte.de/2014/02/24139.html>
  • Review of: Orgeron, Devin; Orgeron, Marsha; Streible, Dan (Hrsg.): Learning with the Lights Off. Educational Film in the United States. Oxford 2012 , in: H-Soz-Kult, 28.06.2013, <http://www.hsozkult.de/publicationreview/id/rezbuecher-18770>