International Georg Arnhold Summer School

The sixth annual Georg Arnhold Summer School will take place at the GEI from 25 to 29 June. This year’s topic is ‘Global Citizenship Education und Citizenship Education in a Changing World (GCE-CE)’ and will be attended by numerous scholars from around the world. Read more

New Publication

German-Polish Textbook Commission in Brussels

The annual committee meeting of the Joint German-Polish Textbook Commission was held from 13 to 15 June in the Leibniz Association’s European office in Brussels. On the agenda was the next phase of the joint history textbook ‘Europe – Our History’ and a visit to the exhibition at the House of European History. Read more

Preventing extremism

Dr Simona Szakács-Behling and Dr Eleni Christodoulou’s publication ‘Preventing Violent Extremism through Education’ is now also available in German. ‘Prävention von gewalttätigem Extremismus durch Bildung’ was released in May and is available as an open access publication. The project of the same name is sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Read more

like a streaming service for textbooks

In an article in 'Der Tagesspiegel', Dr Annekatrin Bock explains the changes required to enable textbooks to function within Learning Clouds. The GEI is a contributor to the ‘HPI Schul-Cloud’ project. Read more

New Leibniz ScienceCampus approved

The GEI will work with Ostfalia, the German Maritime Museum, Haus der Wissenschaft, the Technische Universität Braunschweig and the Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien (IWM) to develop a new ScienceCampus for ‘Post-digital Participation’. The Campus is being financed by the Lower Saxony Ministry for Science and Culture, and by the Leibniz Association. Read more

Myths in German-language Textbooks

The 4th edition of Eckert.Dossiers in 2019 examines the depiction and function of a range of myths in German-Language textbooks. The authors explore how the study of myths can lead to new perspectives on developing critical historical consciousness in the classroom. Read more