GEI Colloquia

Colloquium: ‘Engaging European Citizens with their Common Past- Europeana 1914-1918 and’

The online archive ‘Europeana 1914-1918’ allows people to share their family memories of the First World War with an international audience. It also provides a new approach to the challenge of European commemoration. On 14 February at 5pm Frank Drauschke will present his projects ‘Europeana 1914-1918’ und ‘’ at the GEI in Braunschweig. Read more

Colloquium - The Invention of Democratic Subjectivity: Political Education in the Federal Republic of Germany

What skills should a democrat possess? What defines a democratic personality? How can democratic characteristics be fostered? Philipp Wagner will address these questions on 17 January (6pm) in his presentation titled ‘The invention of democratic subjectivity: Political education in the Federal Republic of Germany’. Read more

Schulbücher als Spiegel von Geschichtskultur - Keltendarstellungen im deutsch-französischen Vergleich

Die frühgeschichtlichen "Kelten" oder "Gallier", die vor der römischen Epoche in Europa lebten und ihre Darstellungen in Geschichtsschulbüchern stellen ein Beispiel dar, wie Vergangenheit immer wieder anders, mit neuen Schwerpunkten und Deutungen erklärt wird. Miriam Sénécheau wird im Kolloquium am 13. Dezember um 17.00 Uhr dieses Beispiel aufgreifen. Read more

Colloquium: Al-Andalus in Syrian and German Versions of History

The Syrian refugees who have arrived in Germany since 2015 were socialised under a dictatorial system. As a result, they transport the knowledge and historical interpretations conveyed in their textbooks to German schools and universities. Franziska Proskawetz (M.Ed.) examines this historical view in her talk on 18 October. Read more

Colloquium on education for sustainable development (ESD): Opportunities and challenges for textbooks and teacher training.

Education for sustainable development is a new trend in educational policy, lately reinforced by a related international UNESCO decade which took place between 2005 and 2014. Nadia Lausselet’s presentation examines the challenges and opportunities facing ESD in terms of textbook development and teacher training. The colloquium will take place on 30 August 2017 in the Georg Eckert Institute... Read more

Colloquium: Digital education using OER

Open Educational Resources (OER) or freely-available educational materials provide innovative and interactive educational possibilities in the digital world. But how are such OER prepared and published through relevant networks? Ingo Blees and Luca Mollenhauer from The German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF) will present an insight into their work on 7 June. Read more

Human rights education and historical learning

Prof. Martin Lücke, professor of history didactics at the FU Berlin, will talk at the GEI colloquium on 22 March at 5pm. He specialises in the fields of the Holocaust and historical learning, the history of gender and sexuality, and on theoretical debates within history didactics. Read more

Narrative Analyses in Textbook Research: An Example from Religious Studies. Colloquium on 25 January

Anja Kirsch, recipient of the 2016 Georg Eckert Research Award for her dissertation ‘Ideology as Narrative Culture’, spoke on 25 January at the GEI Colloquium on narrative analyses in textbook research. In the GDR, civics textbooks in schools were a central tool in the systematic communication of the Marxist-Leninist scientific worldview. Read more

Transnational Education Influence during the Interwar Period: The League of Nations and China (1930-1939) (Kopie 1)

On 7 December research fellow Kaiyi Li, a research grantee from China, will hold a talk on transnational interrelations in the education sector in the interwar years. She will focus on the relationship between the League of Nations and China in the period from 1930 to 1939. The presentation will begin at 5pm and will be held in English. Read more

Otto Bennemann Grant for Research on Textbooks and Educational Media

The Otto Bennemann Grant, awarded annually by the Georg Eckert Institute, aims to promote work in textbook research that takes an innovative methodological approach. The grant offers funding of 2000 EUR per month and is awarded for a maximum duration of two months. It is financed by the Otto Bennemann Foundation. Applications will be accepted until 1 September 2016. Read more