Between the 20th and 22nd of March, EUROCLIO Director Jonathan Even-Zohar and trainee Martin George were joined by Historiana deputy-editor Chris Rowe and Macedonian history teacher Boro Veljanoski in Vienna to participate in the conference ‘The First World War in Central European Memory: Trans/national Perspectives, European Contexts’. The conference, organised mainly by the Austrian Ministry if Education, reflected on how, in the 100th year since its outbreak, The Great War is remembered in both national and European contexts.
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EUROCLIO is thrilled to announce that The Evens Foundation agreed to support the further development of the Historiana World War One Module! The WWI Module consists of a package of (online) learning resources that is being developed to help educators to put the First World War in a wider perspective. The module will consist of cross-border source collections, learning activities, and online tools that promote multi-perspectivity and historical thinking. Currently the Community of Voluntary Contributors, Content Team and Learning Team, supported by the EUROCLIO Secretariat Staff, Trainees and Research Trainees work hard for the Launch of the Module in July 2014.
From 21-23 February Bob Stradling, Chris Rowe, Helen Snelson and Steven Stegers met in Edinburgh to work on the development of the Historiana First World War module. The team worked on different content areas that highlight specific aspects of the WW1, such as “The Descent into War”, “Experiences in the War” and “The Search for a Lasting Peace”. The module will consist of several resources that can be used to teach about WW1 in a comparative and transnational way: a wide range of source material, learning activities; and tools that can be used to online learning activities. More information can be found in the brochure.
At the “Unlocking Sources – The First World War online & Europeana” conference more then 200 representatives from research and teaching, mediation of history and education came together at the Berlin State University on 30-31 January to discuss the possibilities and limits of digital access to material about the First World War and review – from different perspectives – the contributions which have been made in the past years. As part of the plenary, Steven Stegers shared the challenges and opportunities for the use of these digital collections in history education and introduced the work done by EUROCLIO on the development of the Historiana First World War Module within the EuropeanaCreative project. The full programme as well as the presentations can be downloaded here.
In cooperation with the British Library, EUROCLIO organized a Historiana Learning Team Meeting from 10 to 12 January in London to discuss the progress of the EuropeanaCreative History Education Pilot, test the Analysis of Visual Sources and Compare and Contrast tools for the Historiana website, edit material from the History that Connects the Western Balkans projects and create ideas for exemplar Learning Activities.