Georg Arnhold International Summer School, Germany

Deadline: 2 April 2014
Open to: early-career scholars, senior researchers and practitioners working in the field of education and peace from around the world
Venue: 24-29 July 2014, Braunschweig, Germany


The Georg Eckert Institute is pleased to announce its first annual Georg Arnhold International Summer School on “Education for Sustainable Peace.” It will explore the theme of “Teaching and Learning about the Past in the Aftermath of (Civil) War and Mass Violence: The Challenges and Promises of History Education in Divided and Post-War Societies” and will take place in Braunschweig from 24 to 29 July 2014.

The Summer School will be dedicated to examining how schools around the world deal with the topics of war and peace, and particularly with a nation’s violent past. It will explore experiences of war and transition as they are remembered, negotiated and articulated by policy-makers, as well as by teachers and pupils in conflict-ridden and post-war societies.

The GEI invites original contributions that draw upon diverse contexts, theories and methods to shed new light on questions that include, but are not restricted to, the following themes:

  • History Education and its Reform in the Aftermath of Civil War and Mass Violence: Actors, Processes, Discourses
  • Representations of War and Peace in Curricula, Textbooks and Other Educational Materials
  • Representations of War and Peace in the Classroom: Teacher and Student Voices and Experiences


The week-long Summer School will bring together early-career scholars, senior researchers and practitioners working in the field of education and peace from around the world.

The invitation to the Summer School is extended primarily to doctoral candidates and post-doctoral scholars from the humanities and social sciences (e.g. the fields of education, history, political science, sociology, anthropology and psychology). Staff members of international organizations and NGOs are also welcome to apply. Applications from M.A. students and recent M.A. graduates will be considered only in exceptional cases.


No registration fees apply. Accommodation and meals will be provided for all participants and economy class travel expenses will be reimbursed.


The GEI invites suitable applicants to submit abstracts of no more than one page together with the completed application form, a CV and a publication list. All documents must be in Word or PDF format and the file size must not exceed 3 MB (file name: last name, first name). Submissions should be made electronically. Please send applications to, with the subject line “Arnhold Summer School.” The deadline for completed applications is April 2014. Successful applicants will be notified byMay 2014.

For more information visit the official website HERE.

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