New Publications

Zrinka Štimac. Riem Spielhaus (eds): Schulbuch und religiöse Vielfalt - Interdisziplinäre Perspektiven

How is religion portrayed in education and, specifically, in textbooks? Analyses of religion in history, religion and ethics textbooks from a range of countries produce a disparate picture of the construction of religious diversity. It is certainly clear that the same challenges are faced in all school subjects with regards to religious and ideological diversity. This series of essays demonstrates... Read more

Clara Ramírez-Barat, Martina Schulze (eds): Transitional Justice and Education – Engaging Young People in Peacebuilding and Reconciliation

This volume addresses the role and importance of education for processes of transitional justice. In the aftermath of conflict and mass violence, education has been one of the tools with which societies have sought to achieve positive transformation. While education has the potential to trigger, maintain, and exacerbate conflict, it has also been designed to promote a deeper, more nuanced... Read more

Eckhardt Fuchs, Tokushi Kasahara, Sven Saaler (eds): A New Modern History of East Asia

For decades, historians and societal forces have campaigned for rapprochement, reconciliation and dialogue between East Asian nations. This book is a result of these efforts. Debates regarding the interpretation of the modern history of East Asia continue to affect bilateral relations between the states of the region. History education has become a particularly controversial issue in this context.... Read more

Claudia Lichnofsky, Enriketa Pandelejmoni, Darko Stojanov (eds): Myths and Mythical Spaces. Conditions and Challenges for History Textbooks in Albania and South-Eastern Europe

This volume addresses textbooks written in the Albanian language and in use in Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia and Serbia. Political myths and mythical spaces play a key role in shaping processes of identity-building, concepts of ‘self’ and ‘other’, and ideas pertaining to the location of the self and nation within a post-conflict context. The Albanian case is particularly interesting because the... Read more

Roland Bernhard, Felix Hinz, Robert Maier (eds): Luther und die Reformation in internationalen Geschichtskulturen. Perspektiven für den Geschichtsunterricht

What do school textbooks say about the Reformation? How do they interpret the work of Martin Luther? How do they portray the role of the Catholic Church and how do museums, novels and other manifestations of its historical culture deal with the topic? This book reflects the answers to these questions in light of history-didactic discourse. It also shows how formerly socialist countries... Read more

Denise Bentrovato: Learning to Live Together in Africa through History Education. An Analysis of School Curricula and Stakeholders’ Perspectives

This study draws on curricula and the experiences of educational practitioners to examine the design of and value placed on history education in Africa today. The central question is to what extent successfully addressing controversial and sensitive topics can foster ways of living together peacefully. Read more

Dieter Dowe, Eckhardt Fuchs, Heike Christina Mätzing, Steffen Sammler (eds): 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

Roland Bernhard, Susanne Grindel, Felix Hinz, Christoph Kühberger (eds): Mythen in deutschsprachigen Geschichtsschulbüchern. Von Marathon bis zum Élysée-Vertrag

This volume investigates the shape and functions of European and national myths in German-language textbooks in Germany, Austria and Switzerland – from the Battle of Salamis to Behaim’s globe to the Elysée Treaty. It considers different approaches to the notion of ‘myth’ in cultural studies and history didactics, as well as the impetuses these approaches produce. The difficulties of deconstructing... Read more