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Kindgerecht und anspruchsvoll - Nominiert für das "Schulbuch des Jahres 2017"

Am 24. März 2017 verleiht das Georg-Eckert-Institut - Leibniz-Institut für internationale Schulbuchforschung (GEI) gemeinsam mit der Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung/bpb auf der Leipziger Buchmesse den Preis „Schulbuch des Jahres“. Mit der Auszeichnung werden Herausgeber und Autoren für die Entwicklung und Umsetzung innovativer Schulbuchkonzepte gewürdigt. Der Preis steht unter der... Read more

In Memoriam: Władysław Markiewicz Has Died at the Age of 97

The GEI bids farewell to a man who shaped the path of the Joint German-Polish Textbook Commission like no other: Władysław Markiewicz. He passed away in Warsaw on 18 January 2017 at the age of 97. Read more

Ceremony in Braunschweig to Award the Georg Eckert Research Prize 2016

State premier of Lower Saxony Stephan Weil presented awards for academic works in the field of international media research to Anja Kirsch and Anna Heym on 11 November 2016. Read more

Specialised Information Service for Pedagogy and Educational Research: Initial Services Online

The service sends specialist international literature, that is not generally available in Germany, directly to you and digitises historic source material and textbooks upon request. Read more

Writing history together: a textbook for Germany and Poland

On 22 June the German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier met his Polish counterpart Witold Waszczykowski in Berlin in order to launch the first volume of a joint history book titled, ‘Europe – Our history’ (Europa – Unsere Geschichte). Read more

Can language (re)produce rascism?

New teaching materials – now under Creative Commons License! Societal processes throughout history imprint themselves upon our language keeping it in a constant state of flux. It not only represents our reality it also creates it – language can (re)produce racism and reinforce it. Read more

Over 4,000 historical textbooks digitised

The Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research (GEI) is enabling free online access to over 4,000 historical textbooks at The process of digitising the historic textbook collections started in 2009 and is supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG). Over one million pages have now been digitised. Read more

‘Textbook of the Year 2016’ Award Ceremony Surprises at the Leipzig Book Fair

On March 18, winners of the ‘Textbook of the Year 2016’ were announced at the Leipzig Book Fair. The expert jury of representatives from academia, teaching and publishing presented awards to textbooks for the upper secondary level: ‘philo’ is the textbook of the year 2016 in the category ‘History and Society’. ‘Green Line Oberstufe’ took the prize in the ‘Languages’ category. Read more

Nominees for the Textbook Award 2016

On March 18, 2016, the Georg Eckert Institute will present the fifth annual ‘Textbook of the Year’ award at the Leipzig Book Fair in cooperation with the Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb). This prize recognises editors and authors who have developed and implemented especially innovative textbook concepts. Read more

Neue EU-weite Studie zur Erziehung über den Holocaust und den Genozid

Die UNESCO, die Europäische Kommission und das Georg-Eckert-Institut Leibniz-Institut für internationale Schulbuchforschung (Braunschweig) stellen ihr neues gemeinsames Forschungsprojekt zur Beurteilung von Holocaust- und Genoziderziehung in der Eurpäischen Union (EU) vor. Read more