Doctoral candidate Brian Van Wyck has received a research fellowship from the Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research in Braunschweig, Germany. The fellowship will support research related to Turkish textbooks used in West German schools.
The Georg Eckert Institute conducts applied and multidisciplinary research into textbooks and educational media related to textbooks, informed primarily by history and cultural studies. One of the Institute’s principal attractions to researchers from around the world is its research library, whose collection of textbooks for history, geography, social and political studies, religious studies and values education is unparalleled worldwide.
The purpose of the fellowships and research stipends offered by the Georg Eckert Institute is to provide young and established academics alike, as well as authors of textbooks, with the opportunity to have extensive access to the textbook collections in the Institute’s library, take a comparative approach to their work and enter into close academic communication with colleagues in Germany and abroad.