2016 marks the centenary of two important events in Northern Ireland History, namely the Easter Rising and the Battle of the Somme. Both events have come to be seen as key moments in the history of both sides of a divided society. How these issues, amongst others, are taught can provide a number of obstacles for teachers to address. How can we teach controversial history in a responsible manner?
EuroClio (Inspiring History and Citizenship Educators) is inviting you to register in the 23rd EuroClio Annual Conference Professional Development and Training Course on ‘Reimagining Remembrance. Dealing with the Legacy of a Violent Past in History and Heritage Education’ in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The conference will run from the 19th until 24th March 2016.
Educators from all over the world are invited to apply to participate in one of the most significant history education conferences in Europe.
The conference aims to explore this question through an active programme which will engage the participant in workshops, dialogue tables, open spaces, on-site study visits, public debates and reflective and interactive panels. The core group of teachers and heritage educators will be involved in activities that will empower them to engage their students and other target groups in critical debate from multiple perspectives. For questions please contact Aysel Gojayeva (Project Manager).
Visit the conference page for more information about the conference fee and practical information or download the preliminary programme below.