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  • Georg Eckert Research Award 2018

    The GEI Research Award and the Award for Young Academics were announced at a ceremony in the Dornse in Braunschweig's old town hall on 30 November 2018. Dr Sabine Johannsen, the parliamentary state secretary for the Lower Saxony Ministry for Science and Culture attended the event and presented Dr Christine Ott und Lindsay Wills with their respective awards. Read more

  • Preventing Violent Extremism through Education

    The official launch of the new publication ‘Preventing Violent Extremism through Education: International and German practices’ by Dr. Eleni Christodoulou and Dr. Simona Behling will take place at 9.30 am on the 14th of December 2018 at the headquarters of the Leibniz Association in Berlin. The project is funded by the BMBF. Advance registration is requested Read more

  • Digital Humanities in International textbook research

    The introduction of digital technology to humanities research brings new opportunities but also presents new challenges. A new publication (Digital Humanities in der internationalen Schulbuchforschung) describes the projects being developed by the GEI to investigate what potential such new developments offer for textbook research and how best to implement them. Read more

  • Digital teaching materials in schools – opportunities and obstacles

    On 12 December 2018 a public conference will be held in the Reichstag Building in Berlin on the theme of ‘Digital teaching materials in schools – opportunities and obstacles’. Dr Annekatrin Bock, a GEI research fellow, will take part in a discussion on the subject of ‘Approval, financing, data protection: political frameworks for the implementation of teaching software’ . Read more

  • Civil Society in periods of military threat

    The GEI will host an international conference in Kiev on 7 and 8 December, in collaboration with ‘Nova Doba’ the All-Ukrainian Association of Teachers of History and Social Studies. The conference is titled ‘Civil Society in periods of military threat’ (Zivilgesellschaft in Zeiten militärischer Bedrohung) and will address societies that have been the scene of recent military conflicts. Read more

  • Otto Bennemann Lecture 2018

    On 27 November 2018 the Otto Bennemann lecture will take place from 18:00 to 19:30 in the institute library. Professor Vladimir Rouvinski from the CIES Research Center at the Icesi University in Cali, Columbia will talk about how the policy of ethnic enclosure is portrayed in Russian and Ukrainian textbooks and how this shapes the relationship between the countries. Read more

  • Critically communicate history – strengthen democracy

    The GEI will host part of the international autumn school organised by the Moldova Institut Leipzig. From 26 to 28 November 2018 numerous academics will gather at the GEI to present their research at the event, which is titled ‘Geschichte kritisch vermitteln- Demokratie stärken’ (Critically communicate history – strengthen democracy). Read more

  • Portrayal of Roma in European Textbooks

    An event to be held at the Central European University, Budapest on 16 November titled ‘Representation of Roma in European Curricula and Textbooks’ will explore the portrayal of Roma in European textbooks. In addition to the presentation of a project, in which the GEI is a participant, interim research findings will also be presented and discussed. Read more

  • ‘Learning to Disagree’ – respondents sought for questionnaire

    How do history teachers approach controversial topics in their classrooms? Dr Barbara Christophe and Dr Maren Tribukait are investigating the challenges faced by teachers and asking what kind of support they feel they need in order to encourage a constructive culture of discussion in their lessons. If you teach history, we would appreciate your participation in our survey. Read more

  • Leaving their ivory towers: Academics meet politicians

    Promoting dialogue between the worlds of politics and academia – this is one of the maxims of the Leibniz Association. On 23 and 24 October 2018 academics from Leibniz institutions based in Lower Saxony met with members of the state parliament as part of the ‘Leibniz in state parliament’ event, which is to become a regular part of a larger scheme to promote the mutual exchange of ideas. Read more