Call for Papers: The Environmental Crisis and Education

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CALL FOR PAPERS by the Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research

The Environmental Crisis and Education
Online | August 23-27, 2021

This year’s conference will explore questions and topics related to education in the face of the
environmental crisis. GEI invites submission of original contributions that draw upon current
theories and innovative methods, in a range of contexts, to illuminate the different aspects and
challenges facing education for sustainable development, particularly in the most severely affected regions.

You can find the complete call for papers and information about the application at the GEI website

Deadline for submission of abstracts: May 15, 2021.

Georg Eckert Institute

Georg Eckert Institut

The Georg Eckert Institute conducts applied, multidisciplinary research into textbooks and educational media, informed primarily by history and cultural studies. It also provides advisory services to national and international education policymakers, practitioners and organisations, and acts as a coordinator and mediator in international issues and projects around textbooks. Research, knowledge transfer and research infrastructure services are all closely interconnected at the GEI; as a non-university institution both carrying out and facilitating research into textbooks and educational media, the institute is on its way to becoming an internationally recognised centre of excellence in the field.

One of the principal attractions of the GEI to researchers from around the world is its research library, whose collection of history, social studies, religious studies and geography textbooks is unparalleled worldwide. The GEI’s information and communication gateway Edumeres.net provides virtual access to the world of textbook and educational media research; among its principal features are the user-led textbook reviews it publishes. The institute’s extensive programme of fellowships and scholarships is dedicated to raising awareness of textbooks and research into them and advancing academic work in the field, as is its research award for outstanding work in the area and its support scheme for visiting academics. The year 2012 saw the inception of the “Textbook of the Year” award, with which the GEI honours excellence in educational media annually at the Leipzig Book Fair.