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Georg Eckert. Grenzgänger zwischen Wissenschaft und Politik

Georg Eckert was a figure who contributed significantly to initiating new democratic foundations in teacher education and a unifying cultural policy in the Federal Republic of Germany after the Second World War. The authors of this volume illuminate important chapters in Eckert's life and his globally influential work. Read more

Friedens-und Konfliktforschung

Spannungen zwischen den USA und Russland, Terroranschläge in Berlin und Paris, aber auch Friedensprozesse in Kolumbien und Annäherung zwischen Kuba und den USA: Die Dynamiken gewaltsamer Konflikte und friedlicher Kooperation spielen eine zentrale Rolle in der heutigen Weltpolitik. Der neu erschienene Sammelband leistet eine systematische Einführung in das zuständige Forschungsfeld. Read more

Denise Bentrovato, Karina V. Korostelina, Martina Schulze (eds.): History Can Bite. History Education in Divided and Postwar Societies

Göttingen: V&R unipress, 2016. 314 p. ISBN 978-3-8471-0608, 40,00 €

The volume provides critical insights into approaches adopted by curricula, textbooks and teachers around the world when teaching about the past in the wake of civil war and mass violence, discerning some of the key challenges and opportunities involved in such endeavors. The contributors discuss ways in which history teaching... Read more

Barbara Christophe, Kerstin Schwedes (eds.): Schulbuch und Erster Weltkrieg

Göttingen: V&R unipress, 2015, 226 p. ISBN 978-3-8471-0553-4, 35,00€.

One hundred years after World War I, textbook narratives from different countries still – despite globalisation – reflect the diversity of national patterns of interpretation. The contributions to this volume reveal the national differences in traditions of memory, either from a cultural studies or from a history didactics... Read more

“Textbooks and Religion” - The new Eckert. Bulletin 15

Eckert. Bulletin 15 introduces a special thematic focus, “textbooks and religion”. Specialists share their expertise on how changes in cultural and religious diversity have been reflected in educational media. We also provide you with a taste of our research and share news from our library. Read it online Read more

Thomas Strobel: Transnational Academic and Negotiating Culture: the Joint German-Polish Textbook Commission 1972-1990

Göttingen: V&R unipress, 2015. 378 p. ISBN 978-3-8471-0524-4

The History of the Joint German Polish Textbook Commission explores one of the original, and most important, platforms for academic dialogue between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Republic of Poland following the Second World War. It provides an insight into three main aspects of the process: casting new light on academia’s... Read more

Jana Kiesendahl, Christine Ott (eds.): Linguistik und Schulbuchforschung. Gegenstände – Methoden – Perspektiven

Göttingen: V&R unipress, 2015. 346 p. ISBN 978-3-8471-0515-2

What can linguistics reveal about textbooks – and why are textbooks regarded as a rich vein of investigation for the field of linguistics? These questions are at the heart of this edited volume which combines manifold linguistic perspectives and applies them to the textbook as a pivotal educational medium. The methodological and... Read more