Green Light for Future Funding

During its meeting in Berlin on 11 July 2017, the Senate of the Leibniz Association recommended funding the Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research for a further seven-year period. Founded in 1975, the Institute earned a very positive second evaluation, convincing the panel with its close integration of research, research infrastructure, and knowledge transfer. Read more

The Georg Arnhold Program

Research Fellowships in 2018 for Textbook and Educational Media Research

The Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research (GEI) is inviting applications for several research fellowships for 2018. Research fellows receive a monthly grant of 1,000 EUR. Established academics or educational practitioners are also invited to apply for the Otto Bennemann Grant, which provides recipients with 2,000 EUR a month. The deadline for applications is 15th September... Read more

Quellen und Methoden der Geschichtswissenschaft im digitalen Zeitalter - Neue Zugänge für eine etablierte Disziplin?

Zum Abschluss des Projektes "Welt der Kinder" findet am 25./26. September 2017 gemeinsam mit Vertretern der digitalen wie der klassischen Geschichtswissenschaften eine Tagung an der Humboldt-Universität in Berlin statt, die Grundfragen methodenbewusster historischer Forschung adressiert. Read more


What do children learn about Islam from their textbooks and what is not included? Germany’s classrooms have reflected its position as a country of immigration for some time. Many textbooks, however, still do not adequately portray this social diversity. Teaching materials on the subject of Islam, for example, frequently still lack a differentiating perspective. Read more

Reference: Open Science from the point of view of technology assessment (TATuP)

Open science promises a completely new way of scientific publication and work. The movement’s goal is to reduce the barriers between science and society and to facilitate more efficient research. Digitisation measures are planned which aim  to open up research data and methods and to make these processes accessible from an early stage (TATuP 1-2/2017, Vohland/Göbel: S.19).

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In 2018 the presentation of the Georg Eckert Research Award, which is sponsored by the Westermann publishing group in Braunschweig, will again honour academic work in the field of international educational media research. The Georg Eckert Institute also recognizes outstanding dissertations with its separate award for young academics. The closing date for applications is 30 September 2017. Read more