To mark the centennial of the beginning of the First World War, the Institutes of History from the University of Sarajevo together with partner research organisation from Budapest, Graz, Ljubljana, Regensburg, Skopje, Sofia and Zagreb, and the European Network Remembrance and Solidarity worked together to organise the Conference “The Great War: Regional Approaches and Global Context”. The conference was opened by a key-note speech by EUROCLIO Honorary Board Member Prof. Mark Mazower (see video). Historiana editor-in-chief Bob Stradling and EUROCLIO Programme Director Steven Stegers presented the Historiana First World War Module, in a session moderated by EUROCLIO Ambassador Edin Radusic (see video). For more information, please see the official site of the conference or the YouTube Channel.
Historiana - Your Portal to the Past
EUROCLIO was invited to participate in the International Conference "Remembering the Past and Building the Future together" of the Pädagogischer Austauschdienst (PAD) 26/27 May 2014 in Bonn. Over 200 participants from various pedagogical professions came together to discuss and discover the roles international exchange projects between schools can play within international cooperation of schools and how they can be designed. These topics were explored through various Q&A's and thematic workshops. One of these workshops was hosted by the Historiana Learning team and showed the participants the various ways in which Historiana contributes to internationalisation and innovation of history education. Furthermore, EUROCLIO deputy-director Steven Stegers gave a speech to the PAD audience about responsible history in a globalising society which was enthusiastically received by the public.
Fifteen young people from ten different European countries enrolled in the EUROCLIO workshop “Your World War One Story” during the HistoryCampus Europe 14/14 in Berlin which took place from 7 until 11 May 2014. The workshop was part of a four day event in which four hundred youngsters from Europe and North Africa met in Berlin to investigate the personal significance of the First World War for themselves, for their national identity and for modern day Europe as a joint peace project.
From 20-22 May Historiana editors Bob Stradling, Chris Rowe and Historiana trainee Jorien van Driel met in Edinburgh to work on the further development of the Historiana First World War module. The team worked on different content areas that highlight specific aspects of the WW1 and agreed on a strategy on delivering the content of the Historiana First World War Module up to July. The module will consist of several resources that can be used to teach about WW1 in a comparative and transnational way: the Multi-Stranded Timeline, TimeMap and the Multiperspectivity Video. More information can be found in the brochure.