Lars Müller, MA

Lars Müller studied history and politics at the universities of Braunschweig and Vienna and the University of Wales Institute Cardiff (UWIC). After graduating, he joined the Georg Eckert Institute as a research assistant working on a number of projects, including the Euroclio Historiana project, which developed an internet platform to provide teaching materials on topics related to Europe. He also worked on a project connected to the EU’s Lifelong Learning Programme which compared teacher education in a range of European countries (https://che.itt-history.eu/).

Lars Müller received a doctoral fellowship from Villigst and the German Historical Institute, London. He was responsible for the DFG-sponsored project Knowledge about Africa: Discourses and Practices of Textbook Development in Germany and England, 1945–1995, which examined practices of textbook production and societal negotiation processes related to knowledge about Africa. He was also one of the organisers of the conference Knowledge production in a hybrid age: Contemporary and historical perspectives on producing textbooks and digital educational media.

Lars Müller is currently working on the project Preventing Violent Extremism Through Education (PVE-E)

Publications

Wissen in Bewegung. Migration und globale Verflechtungen seit 1945. (edited with Stephanie Zloch and Simone Lässig) (forthcoming)

Wissen in Bewegung. Migration und globale Verflechtung seit 1945. Introduction in: Stephanie Zloch, Lars Müller, Simone Lässig (eds.): Wissen in Bewegung. Migration und globale Verflechtungen seit 1945, 1-34 (edited with Stephanie Zloch and Simone Lässig) (forthcoming)

Entwicklungspolitik als Bildungsinhalt. Schule und die Produktion von Wissen über globale Ungleichheit, in: Stephanie Zloch, Lars Müller, Simone Lässig (eds.): Wissen in Bewegung. Migration und globale Verflechtungen seit 1945, 247-281. (forthcoming)

Concepts of the Past: Colonialism, in: Eckhardt Fuchs, Annekatrin Bock (eds.): The Palgrave Handbook of Textbook Studies, London: Palgrave 2018, 281-292.

British and German Textbook Publishers. Guide to Archival Collections, in: Eckert.Dossiers 12(2017), 127 pages.

Working Paper: Textbook Production in a Hybrid Age: Contemporary and Historical Perspectives on Producing Textbooks and Digital Educational Media, in: Eckert.Dossiers 6(2016), 31 pages. (with Felicitas Macgilchrist, Marcus Otto and Steffen Sammler)

Schulbücher zwischen Verlagsarchiv und Erinnerungsort. Potentiale der Archivarbeit für die Schulbuchforschung, in: Trültzsch-Wijnen, Sascha; Barberi, Alessandro; Ballhausen, Thomas (eds.): Geschichte(n), Repräsentationen, Fiktionen. Medienarchive als Gedächtnis- und  Erinnerungsort. Jahrbuch Medien und Geschichte 2016, Köln: Halem 2016, 176-188.

Die Geschichte sichtbar machen. Kontrastive Schulbuchanalyse und die Grenzen von Narration, in: K. Berner, F. Faß (eds): Sichtbares und Unsichtbares, Münster: LIT Verlag 2014, 135-156. (with Lucas F. Garske)

Schule und Empire. Das neue englische Geschichtscurriculum, in: Eckert. Das Bulletin 13(2013), 26-29. (with Susanne Grindel)

‘We Need to Get away from a Culture of Denial?’ The German-Herero War in Politics and Textbooks, in: Journal of Educational Media, Memory, and Society (JEMMS), 5(2013)1, 50-71. (peer reviewed)

Kolonialismus und Modernisierung. Das diskursive Ringen um Afrika bei der Schulbuchentwicklung, in: M. Aßner, J. Breidbach, A. A. Mohammed, D. Schommer und K. Voss (eds), AfrikaBilder im Wandel?, Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang 2012, 195-208. (with Felicitas  Macgilchrist)

Projects

Preventing Violent Extremism Through Education (PVE-E)

Knowledge about Africa: Discourses and Practices of Textbook Development in Germany and England, 1945-1995 (completed)

Knowledge production in a hybrid age: Contemporary and historical perspectives on producing textbooks and digital educational media (completed)