Tina van der Vlies wins the Georg Eckert Research Award

City Hall Braunschweig
Tina van der Vlies Georg Eckert Research Award

Tina van der Vlies’ first book Echoing Events has been awarded with the Georg Eckert Research Award on December 2, 2022. The ceremony took place in the Old Town Hall, an impressive medieval monument, in Braunschweig. The award is endowed with a 5,000 EUR prize, subsidised by the Westermann Gruppe, and is handed out every two years by the Leibniz Institute for Educational Media | Georg Eckert Institute (GEI) for outstanding academic work in the field of international educational media research. The findings from such work benefit the Institute’s goals and educational media providers, as the research offers valuable stimuli for the development and improvement of teaching materials.

An independent panel of international respected academics selected her book as winner. Her work was praised for the new developed theoretical viewpoint and method to analyze history textbooks as well as for the thorough empirical part in which these new viewpoints gain a foothold. Next to the academic relevance, the jury mentioned the societal relevance of the comparative work: insights in narrative patterns and the transmission will help the further development of new educational media.


Echoing Events book

Book launch in january

The book Echoing Events. The Perpetuation of National Narratives in English and Dutch History Textbooks, 1920-2010 has just been published by Brill | V&R unipress in hard copy and open access variant. The book launch in the Netherlands is planned on Thursday January 19, 2023. This event is organised by History@Erasmus and the Center for Historical Culture and will start at 2 PM with a book presentation and a first reaction by prof. dr. Johannes Westberg, professor in Theory and History of Education at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. The event will end with discussion and drinks. You are very welcome to attend, please register beforehand via this form: https://forms.gle/9YH3ydt1pAXzfTgH7Opens external

About the Leibniz Institute for Educational Media | Georg Eckert Institute (GEI)

The GEI conducts research into the production, content, and appropriation of educational media and investigates schools in its socio-cultural, political, economic, and historical contexts. The Institute also provides unique research infrastructure services that are founded in research and available on site and digitally. At the core of the Institute is its research library containing the world’s most comprehensive collection of international textbooks for the subjects of history, social studies/politics, geography, and ethics/religion. The Institute develops digital, freely available infrastructure services for research in the social sciences and humanities, related to educational media as used in schools. The Institute also provides transfer services using different critical research perspectives for application in national and international education practice and theory.

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Tina van der Vlies will present her book 'Echoing Events' on 19 January at Erasmus University Rotterdam Campus Woudestein.
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