Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research (GEI)
The Georg Eckert Institute is an accredited and internationally connected reference center for textbook research. Its central competence lies in the application oriented research of collective patterns of interpretation, concepts of identity and representations as conveyed through national education and as such also institutionally secured. The GEI’s concentration lies in the social studies (history, geography and civic studies). The heart of the institute and its broad network is its specialty library, a foundation for comparative research that draws academics – through the support of a scholarship program – to Braunschweig from both within Germany and abroad.