Since 2010, historians coming from four universities (Le Maine-France, Kaslik-Lebanon, Geneva-Switzerland, Agadir-Morocco) prepared courses focused on “religious history”. The academics worked over four years to create a common narrative of the (wider) mediterranean basin. Thirty-five professors have been able to write 400 pages of lesson, to present 200 documents (texts, images, maps), and to prepare more than 600 definitions and biographical information. All the material has been prepared for classroom-usage, and is available in English and Arabic: “Honouring the gods in the classical Mediterranean realm and on its fringes” (2014), “Politics Religion and State building (11th-16th/19th centuries)” (2013) and “Migratory flows (16th-19th century)” (2012). The project-leader Prof. Dominique Avon, University of Maine-Le Mans (France), writes: "We tend to think that, in the current context where the “religious fact” is connected with tensions and violence, especially (but not only) in the Near and Middle East, a such work proposed to professors and students may have some extent and value. Your reactions are welcomed."
May has been a month of exciting new opportunities for EUROCLIO, with a multiple new projects commencing across Europe and the Mediterranean region. The first of these came between the 3rd and 6th of May, when EUROCLIO in cooperation with new EUROCLIO member the Lebanese Association for History (LAH), organized its first ever regional seminar in Beirut, Lebanon, within the framework of the Mediterranean Dialogues programme Supported by the Open Society Foundations and kindly hosted by the Notre Dame University – Louaize, 30 participants from Cyprus, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia and Turkey came together for the seminar “Towards a responsible and disciplinary approach to history education in the Mediterranean region” to learn about the use of multi-perspective approaches and historical thinking concepts in the classroom.
EUROCLIO, as head of network for the Dutch Anna Lindh foundation, is happy to announce that the organization of this year’s Network Activity is in full swing, and that registration for the event is now open! "Connecting through Art" offers the participants an opportunity to learn about the value of the creative arts in respect to connecting people, and how creative arts can be a form of dialogue that leads to empowerment of and connection across cultures.
"Connecting through Art" is a full-day event, during which the participants will interact in various workshops as well as the active breaks, enjoy a performance by a culture group and a speech by a professional in the field of international relations and policy-making. Stay updated and keep track of the developments surrounding the event on our Facebook page.
EUROCLIO in cooperation with Lebanese History Teachers’ Association, and Notre Dame University – Louaize is organizing the Regional Training of the Mediterranean Dialogues Programme in Lebanon from the 3rd until the 7th of May, with the enthusiastic participation of 32 education professionals from Lebanon, Marocco, Cyprus, Tunesia, Jordan and Turkey.
- New Free Teaching Resource on the Global History of the Mediterranean Now Available
- New Step in the EUROCLIO Mediterranean Dialogues Programme: Regional Training in Beirut, Lebanon
- "The Mediterranean: A History to be Shared", a regional approach to history education
- Discussing intercultural dialogue in the EuroMed region during Anna Lindh Meeting in Vilnius