Media Coverage

Media reports play an important part in the communication process between academia and society. We therefore pay close attention to the ways in which our work is portrayed by the press, radio and on television. Some example extracts can be viewed on these web-pages. Press reports also provide a certain documentation of the Institute's history. Such background information about the activities of the GEI can be found here.

We are also a member of the Academic Information Service (idw). Interesting press releases, both regional and trans-regional, are available either on these web-pages or in the archive.

  • What pupils in other countries learn about the Holocaust

    The Holocaust memorial in Berlin is dedicated to the victims of National Socialism. Schools are also supposed to teach pupils about this period of history. But which regions of the world actually do? Our colleague Peter Carrier discussed this question in an interview with jetzt. Read more

  • Wie entsteht ein Schulbuch?

    Das gedruckte Buch gilt im Schulunterricht nach wie vor als unverzichtbar. Wie entstehen Schulbücher? Dieser Frage wurde bei einem Besuch des NDR im Georg-Eckert-Institut nachgegangen. Prof. Dr. Eckhard Fuchs, Direktor des Instituts, und Prof. Dr. Riem Spielhaus gaben Einblick in die Welt der Schulmedienforschung. Read more

  • Antisemitismus an Schulen

    Antisemitismus nimmt auch an Schulen zu. Der Verein "Heimatsucher" bildet sogenannte Zweitzeugen aus. Sie tragen die Geschichten der Überlebenden in die Schulen. Read more

  • A historical and political miracle?

    Our colleague Marcin Wiatr was interviewed by the Tagespiegel newspaper (in German) on the publication of the third volume of the joint German-Polish history book ‘Europe – Our History’. The overall aim of the project is to encourage pupils to understand problem-oriented historical thinking and to raise their awareness of the role of history in the formation of identity. Read more

  • The role of educational media in conflicts

    Barbara Christophe explains how textbooks can fuel or abate political conflict in different countries, in an article published on the EUROCLIO website, run by the European Association of History Educators. Read more

  • Digital media discourse

    In an article on the Federal Agency for Civic Education’s website, Professor Felicitas Macgilchrist examines the discourse surrounding digital media. She discusses key terms and identifies alternative concepts and opportunities for shaping education and schools through digital media. 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

  • ‘Textbook of the Year’ and Education for Sustainable Development

    UNESCO’s Global Action Programme on Education for Sustainable Development reports on the awards for ‘Textbook of the Year 2019’. The article (in German) refers specifically to education for sustainable development (ESD), which features in one of the winning books. Read more

  • Archäologische Funde auf der Baustelle des GEI

    Nicht nur auf das Grab acht junger Männer, welches bei Bauarbeiten im Zuge des Bibliotheksneubaus des GEI entdeckt worden sind, geht der NDR in einem Beitrag ein, sondern berichtet außerdem über Hintergründe und Folgen des Fundes. Read more

  • Water conflicts in geography books

    Dr Tobias Ide is collaborating with two colleagues on a critical geopolitical analysis of how conflicts concerning water resources are depicted in geography textbooks. The analysis appears in the interdisciplinary journal ‘Water Alternatives’. Read more