Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Institut für Geschichtswissenschaften

The Project

The project Teaching European History in the 21st Century is a transnational project that was established in 2019. Experts from all over Europe collaborate in the development of English-language teaching material for courses in early modern, modern and contemporary European history to enable higher education institutions to improve and internationalize their curriculum.

What we do

TEH21 will result in innovative teaching material based on textual, visual and audiovisual sources produced by international author teams. As a result, the following four outputs will be published:

(1) An open access textbook that reflects the multiperspectivity of European history, covering transnational developments and networks in early modern, modern and contemporary history. The chapters are written collaboratively by international teams of authors from at least four of the participating academic partner institutions to ensure a truly European perspective.

(2) A collection of online lectures functioning as introduction to the chapters of the open access textbook.

(3) An online collection of selected primary sources in the original language and English translations, clustered around important themes in European history. The primary sources mentioned and described in the textbook will be made available in the form of online source collections, in their original form and in English translation.

(4) A best-practice guide to the use of the above-mentioned outputs in the international classroom. This digital volume will be based on the experiences of testing the outputs by international teacher teams in structured learning activities that form part of this project. The close integration of all outputs will create a blended learning environment giving teachers and learners an innovative and unique resource to create tailor-made lesson plans for internationalised curricula in European history.