The Polish city of Gdańsk was the venue for a conference, held on 10 April, on "History Education in Germany and Poland: Selecting, Interpreting and Presenting Teaching Content", organised by the GEI, the Institute of History at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, and the European Solidarity Centre. The conference was the key and closing event of the project "The Interpretation of Socialism within the Politics of History and the Will of Individual Educationalists. A German-Polish Comparison", which launched in 2012 and was funded by the German-Polish Academic Foundation (Deutsch-Polnische Wissenschaftsstiftung).  [more]

The KIWI Research Days, an event run by the popular science and research centre Haus der Wissenschaft in Braunschweig to enable children aged 10 to 14 to take a fun and age-appropriate look behind the scenes of the region’s research institutions, saw eight young people descend on the Georg Eckert Institute and its library on 8 April 2014. [more]

There is barely a place in Europe where the various courses of the continent’s history are as closely intertwined as the Upper Silesian region. The online platform “Teaching about Upper Silesia” (Oberschlesien im Unterricht) provides teachers with ideas and support on discussing the region in the classroom, thus allowing them and their students to access an extended view of European history which transcends nationally-based points of view and explores the potential of this transnational region to generate a new European narrative.  [more]

The Georg Eckert Institute will be hosting a workshop from the 23 to 24 May 2014, exploring the topic of “History policy in the Weimar triangle” in partnership with the Fridtjof Nansen Academy, the German-Polish Institute and the Olsztyn University in Ingelheim. [more]


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