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  • International Georg Arnhold Summer School

    The sixth annual Georg Arnhold Summer School will take place at the GEI from 25 to 29 June. This year’s topic is ‘Global Citizenship Education und Citizenship Education in a Changing World (GCE-CE)’ and will be attended by numerous scholars from around the world. Read more

  • Deutsch-Polnische Schulbuchkommission in Brüssel

    Vom 13. bis 15. Juni findet die jährliche Präsidiumssitzung der Gemeinsamen Deutsch-Polnischen Schulbuchkommission im Europa-Büro der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft in Brüssel statt. Auf dem Programm stehen neben Besprechungen zur weiteren Entwicklung des gemeinsamen Geschichtsschulbuchs "Europa – Unsere Geschichte" auch die Besichtigung der Ausstellung des Hauses der Europäischen Geschichte. Read more

  • Preventing extremism

    Dr Simona Szakács-Behling and Dr Eleni Christodoulou’s publication ‘Preventing Violent Extremism through Education’ is now also available in German. ‘Prävention von gewalttätigem Extremismus durch Bildung’ was released in May and is available as an open access publication. The project of the same name is sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Read more

  • Myths in German-language Textbooks

    The 4th edition of Eckert.Dossiers in 2019 examines the depiction and function of a range of myths in German-Language textbooks. The authors explore how the study of myths can lead to new perspectives on developing critical historical consciousness in the classroom. Read more

  • New Leibniz ScienceCampus approved

    The GEI will work with Ostfalia, the German Maritime Museum, Haus der Wissenschaft, the Technische Universität Braunschweig and the Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien (IWM) to develop a new ScienceCampus for ‘Post-digital Participation’. The Campus is being financed by the Lower Saxony Ministry for Science and Culture, and by the Leibniz Association. Read more

  • Seventh Georg Arnhold Professor arrives at GEI

    The new Georg Arnhold Professor, Dr Jennifer Rigan, joined the GEI in May. She will stay until August, during which time she will be writing up the findings from her study into the effects of democracy education among Eritrean refugees. The Georg Arnhold guest professorship is a key part of the programme of the same name, which promotes research into education for lasting peace. Read more

  • Proposals now being accepted for 2020 Research Award

    Proposals are now being accepted for the 2020 Georg Eckert Research Award and Award for Young Academics. Applicants have until 31 August 2019 to submit their work for consideration; this must be an academic work addressing cultural, social, political or pedagogical aspects of textbooks and other educational media used in schools. from a topical or historical perspective Read more

  • ‘Europe – Our History’ at the University of Mannheim

    As European elections open across Europe the GEI and the Historical Institute at the University of Mannheim are offering an insight into the work behind the transnational history book ‘Europe – Our History’. On 23 May 2019 the team will explain the project’s significance and discuss its challenges and opportunities with student and trainee teachers. Read more

  • Awards for the Best Textbooks

    The winners of the ‘Textbook of the Year 2019’ were announced on 19 February at the didacta education trade fair in Cologne. First place in the languages category was awarded to ‘Camden Town’ by the Westermann Verlag. The society category was won by the history book ‘Zeit für Geschichte’, also published by the Westermann Verlag. Read more

  • Primers and Reading Books After the War

    The year’s first edition of the Institute's journal JEMMS examines European primers and reading books published around 1945. In addition to articles analysing Greek, Romanian and Polish books one paper examines differences and similarities between reading primers in East and West Germany. Read more