From 26 to 28 June, the team working on the “Decisions and Dilemma: Learning about the EU from a historical perspective” project met in The Hague for the 3rd and final development meeting. They are working on the development of a package of engaging learning sources. The project team aims to get away from the boring approach that focuses primarily on treaties, membership and institutions by focusing on an issue-based or even a ‘crisis-based’ approach, which in the view of the project team goes to the heart of the concerns of the students and their parents. In addition, the project team aims to help educators to put the EU in its historical context.
Historiana - Your Portal to the Past
EUROCLIO announces a competition on the conference theme of the Annual Conference 2016 in Belfast. The idea behind the Historiana competition is to encourage educators to find practical ways to overcome a common challenge for history, heritage and citizenship educators. The challenge for the 1st edition is to create learning activities that help to address stereotypes by teaching sensitive history in divided societies.
On 19 and 20 May, Europeana Foundation organized the kick-off meeting of its new Europeana Digital Service Infrastructure (DSI) project. The meeting took place at the National Archives and National Library of the Netherlands in The Hague, Netherlands. In this project EUROCLIO will build on the work that has been done within the EuropeanaCreative project and further develop the functionalities on the Historiana website to stimulate the re-use good quality and free to use sources from the large database of digitized cultural heritage of Europeana. In this one and a half year project we will work with European Schoolnet and the Foundation for the History of Technology of Eindhoven University in The Netherlands specifically for the re-use of the sources in education. This will enable us to largely increase our offer of useful and ready-to-use sources on Historiana by the end of the project in 2016.
The UK Historical Association conference, Bristol, 8-9 May 2015: Helen Snelson presented some of the materials from the Decisions and Dilemmas project to a workshop of UK secondary school history teachers in Bristol. The World Wars and the Cold War often feature in history teaching in the UK and as part of that students learn about the international relations of the 20th century. However, these studies are rarely focused on Europe per se and rarely reach back into the past.
- Workshops on History of European Cooperation Peer-Reviewed at Annual Conference Denmark
- Educational Research Institute (IBE) Reports on Focus Group Interviews held in Denmark
- EUROCLIO to Further Develop Historiana in Partnership with Europeana
- Historiana presented to 150 cultural heritage specialist during DigiKult in Göteborg