International Guest Lecture 27.04.23: "We're here because you were there. Immigration and the End of Empire"

Ian Patel, PhD I London School of Economics and Political Science I Birkbeck College, University of London Moderation: Prof. Dr. Viola B. Georgi, Sina Freund I Institute for Educational Sciences

This talk explores post-war migration to Europe, with a focus on the experiences of migrants to the British Isles after 1945. The British empire was dismantled in the first decades of the post-war era. Simultaneously, during the same period, British nationality retained its imperial scheme. This meant that migrants from former British colonies in the post-war era were legally entitled to enter, live and work in the British Isles. 

Date/Time: 27. April 2023 16 - 18 Uhr c.t.  

Location: Main Campus, FORUM / Atrium + online   

Language: English

Autumn Academy #kinderbuch (children's book)

ZBI is participating in the Autumn Academy #kinderbuch (#Children's Books) from September 26-30, 2022 at the Kulturcampus Domäne of the University of Hildesheim. What is a good children's or young adult book? How are stereotypes and gender positioning reproduced? How does it work: writing for children and young people? What ideas of childhood and children can be identified? The interdisciplinary Autumn Academy enables participants to get to know and explore issues in children's and young people's literature beyond the horizons of their own subjects.

In order to gain an insight into the different academic approaches to the media of children's and young people's literature in the individual disciplines, there will be introductory lectures as well as intensive workshops in mixed-subject student groups. In addition to a writing workshop, invited authors, illustrators, and artists enrich the Fall Academy. The exhibition "Diversity in Children's Books" also encourages a diversity-sensitive perception and reflection of these educational media. Registration is no longer possible. Participating students will receive all information via LearnWeb.

International Conference "Images of Migration" May 31 – June 1, 2022

The international conference of the project Migration Lab Germany at the University of Hildesheim provided diverse insights into how images about migration are generated, used and transformed in social discourse and what role different contributors can play in this process. We brought together scholars and cultural practitioners, civil society projects, schools, museums, theaters and memorial sites to take a critical and forward-thinking look at the production and reflection of images of and about migration from the perspective of different disciplines. more ...

Center for Diversity, Democracy and Inclusion in Education

The Center for Diversity, Democracy and Inclusion in Education (CDE I ZBI) sees itself as a research infrastructure and platform for interdisciplinary exchange on the topics of diversity, educational participation and migration.

The CDE ensures greater visibility of research on inclusion and exclusion processes in increasingly diverse societies. In particular, the center aims to contribute to the reduction of educational inequality. Therefore, the diverse and interconnected aspects of diversity, integration and participation in educational trajectories, educational processes, educational media and educational systems, among others, are investigated.

The CDE initiates, accompanies and networks research and practice projects of educational integration, develops best practice models and implementation strategies. It strives for both research and practice-oriented, regional, national and international networking with diverse civil society, political, cultural and economic actors who help shape this socio-political field of action.