Call for Proposals: The Conference of the Americas on International Education

The Conference of the Americas on International Education (CAIE), whose seventh edition will be held in virtual mode with a possible face-to-face component for those interested, convenes researchers and academics, specialists and representatives from civil society, to submit proposals for posters or parallel sessions that, in line with this year’s main theme, motivate conversations on the ways in which international academic collaboration contribute to the global knowledge community to accelerate the pace and broaden the scope of our academic and scientific contributions to ultimately achieve collaborative solutions to our shared challenges.

The posters and parallel sessions will be presented during the event on the CAEI 2021 virtual platform.

Deadline for submission: 28 May 2021.

Learn more on their website: https://caie-caei.org/en/info-call-for-proposals-2021/.

Call for applications: the Georg Arnhold Senior Fellow 2022

Alicia Rijlaarsdam Opportunities ,
Education for Sustainable Peace
The Georg Eckert Institute – Leibniz Institute for International Textbook Research (GEI) is pleased to announce the Call for Applications for the 2022 Georg Arnhold Senior Fellow. The appointment, for the fellowship including a research stay of up to six months at the GEI, offers outstanding scholars and experienced practitioners in the field of peace education the opportunity to carry out work in the area of education for sustainable peace, preferably with a focus on educational media and transformation societies, and to discuss their project and findings with other scholars and practitioners at the annual international Summer Conference of the Georg Arnhold Program.
The fellowship aims to promote education for sustainable peace with a particular focus on educational media and curricula at secondary school level in post-conflict or transitional societies. Its principal objectives are to bridge the gap between theory and practice, to foster international scholarly exchange as well as to translate research findings into practical recommendations for those active in conflict resolution, thereby contributing to civil society capacity building. The output from the fellowship holder’s work should therefore preferably be policy papers, educational materials, research papers, or a larger publication.
The fellowship offers
  • A monthly stipend of up to 3,300 EUR for a fellowship period of up to six months, to include a longer stay (of at least 3 to six months) at the Georg Eckert Institute in Braunschweig, Germany
  • Return economy airfare to Germany
  • Administrative support provided by the program coordinators (including English language editing of publications published during, and as a result of, the fellowship).
The application deadline for the 2022 fellowship is January 31, 2021. Further information and the application form are available at http://www.gei.de/en/fellowships/georg-arnhold-program/application.html 

Call for Applications: 2020 World Congress of Teachers of the Korean War

Anna Ivanova Opportunities ,
The Korean War Legacy Foundation is honored to host the 2020 World Congress of Teachers of the Korean War to commemorate the 70 anniversary of the war. The conference will be a special online event on Saturday, December 12th from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM EST and will include 100 history and social science teachers from 22 countries. The sessions will include special commemoration ceremonies, a historical lecture on the war and its significance, training on an oral history library of veteran interviews, case studies of materials on the Korean War, and presentations on the unique contributions of UN Nations.
Teachers from the following countries are particularly invited to participate:
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Sweden
History teachers attending the World Congress are offered a $200 scholarship.
Applications are still open! Find the required qualifications and the application form here.

MOOC Teaching the Holocaust: Innovative Approaches to the Challenges We Face

Anna Ivanova Opportunities ,

UCL Centre for Holocaust Education and Yad Vashem are delighted share this unique MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) that offers educators innovative approaches to the challenges presented when teaching about the Holocaust.

Starting on 26th October, over three weeks you will explore the history, delve into pedagogical challenges revealed by research, and find practical solutions for teaching about the Holocaust.

For a brief film outlining the MOOC please click here.

Join for free and learn more here.

Graz Conference 2020 – Moved Online

Anna Ivanova Opportunities ,

We would like to inform you that the Graz Conference 2020, which will take place from 11 to 14 November 2020, is moved online.

The thematic focus of the Graz Conference 2020 remains the same: Historical Consciousness – Historical Thinking – Historical Culture. Core Concepts of History Didactics and Historical Education in Intercultural Perspectives. Reflections on Achievements – Challenges for the New Generation'.

The Graz Conference 2020 aims to discuss the core concepts of history didactics and historical education in the intercultural and global dimension. It will create opportunities to strengthen the international ties and to make them more robust in terms of international comparison, exchange of information, and the creation of new research networks and projects.

To learn more and register, visit the conference website: https://grazconference2020.uni-graz.at/en. Registration will be open until 30th October 2020.

Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History Call for Proposals “Making History Together: Public Participation in Museums”

The Public History as the New Citizen Science of the Past (PHACS) project at the University of Luxembourg (Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History) invites proposals for presentations to a one-day online symposium about public participation in the creation, enrichment, uses, and presentations of historical collections and exhibitions in museums.

The international online symposium “Making History Together: Public Participation in Museums” will take place on 15 December 2020. It will bring together scholars, museum professionals and heritage practitioners to discuss how participatory history is constructed, developed, and implemented in museums.

Deadline for proposals in October 30. Visit their website for more information: https://www.c2dh.uni.lu/news/cfp-making-history-together-public-participation-museums

 

Historians without Borders Webinar “Direction of European History: Past and Future of an Illusion?”

Anna Ivanova Opportunities ,

Historians without Borders in Finland and the secretariat of the International Network of Historians without Borders invite you to join this webinar with Professor Timothy Garton Ash at the University of Oxford addressing us on the Direction of European History: Past and Future of an Illusion? The webinar will take place on October 19 at 15:00 CET.

This will be the first of a new series of virtual events that Historians without Borders is arranging to discuss issues of History with a particular emphasis on our work bringing together historians interested in and working on conflict resolution and the role that history plays in conflicts.

Register for the webinar by October 16 at hwb.fi/tga. Link for the webinar will be sent to you on October 18.

For more information on Historians without Borders visit their website: hwb.fi. For the Biography of Timothy Garton Ash go to timothygartonash.com/biography.php

In Europe Schools: Join in November!

Have you missed the start of In Europe Schools in October? No worries! You still have time to register for a start in November.

Register here, and choose one out of four Education Kits: Difficult History, Migration, Climate Change and Gender Equality. We will match you to another school in Europe and you and your students will be ready to work on their research and documentaries.

Curious how the documentaries look like? Have a look at the In Europe Schools YouTube Channel.

For a full overview of the project, please visit: www.vprobroadcast.com/ineuropeschools or contact us via eugenie@euroclio.eu. See you soon! 

 

Join the #FootballPeople weeks movement!

 

The #FootballPeople weeks is the largest global campaign to celebrate diversity and tackle discrimination in football, and this year’s event takes place between 8th and 22nd October.

Join other educational institutions, schools, as well as grassroots groups, clubs and NGOs throughout Europe.
You can take part by organising Football Makes History activities or by using the Fare network Educational Toolkit. All we ask you to do is to register your activity and run this during the #FootballPeople weeks.

Go to https://fare.force.com/FootballPeopleRegisterActivity_4736192 to register your activity!

Fare can also send you resources and materials to promote your event upon request. You'll also get activities from our Football Makes History project to undertake as part of the #FootballPeople weeks if you wish to try them out.
For more information about the Football Makes History project head to footballmakeshistory.eu and for the Fare toolkit see https://www.farenet.org/news/fare-launches-first-ever-educational-diversity-toolkit-resource-for-young-people/.

 

Call for Applications: Learning from the Past – Acting for the Future. Teaching about the Holocaust and Human Rights

Zaira Bulgheroni Opportunities , , ,

An 11-week online engagement professional opportunity for teachers in Europe (21 September – 4 December 2020)

Call for applications

This program, developed by The Olga Lengyel Institute (TOLI), in partnership with the Intercultural Institute of Timisoara and with support from the Council of Europe, is addressed to teachers working in Europe, who are interested to develop their competences to teach about the Holocaust and human rights.

The aim of this course is to contribute to increasing the quality of education regarding the Holocaust and human rights. The program provides a rich opportunity to integrate national and international approaches in teaching about these topics and in understanding the contemporary relevance of this important part of modern history.

The objectives of the program are to:

  • Develop teachers’ awareness of historical and current dialectical discussions concerning the Holocaust and other instances of social injustice;
  • Develop teachers’ understanding of the impact of stereotypes, prejudices and discrimination at individual, group and societal level;
  • Develop teachers’ understanding of Jewish history and Roma history before and after World War II;
  • Increase appreciation for innovative, student-centered teaching methods, including extra-curricular activities and partnerships between schools and other institutions and organizations;
  • Promote a blended approach to Holocaust education and Human Rights education.

A group of 40 teachers from across Europe will have the opportunity to attend the online course. Following the course, teachers will receive support to put into practice what they learned and develop local projects with their students. They will be able to access a Mini-grant Program which offers financial support and educational counseling.

The duration of the course is 11 weeks. The engagement required from the teachers is 2-3 hours per week. The methods used in the course will consist of both synchronous and asynchronous activities such as: webinars, discussion forums, collaborative work, video, individual and group assignments, readings, etc. Participants will create an account on the course platform where they will be able to access all the materials, as well as to communicate and collaborate with the other participants. Every week, a new module of the course will become available for participants and the learning process will be organized and supported by two facilitators, while guest speakers will address participant's live or through recorded videos.

Applications are welcome from teachers who:

  • Teach high school or middle school students in a Member State of the Council of Europe
  • Have some experience teaching about the Holocaust (have taught this topic at least one semester before)
  • Are committed to teaching about the Holocaust following their participation in this program
  • Are able to attend the program for its entire duration and to contribute to the program’s activities
  • Have basic skills to operate computers
  • Have good English language skills (at least B2)
  • Have not been previously involved in a seminar on the Holocaust organized by The Olga Lengyel Institute (TOLI).

Application deadline: September 11, 2020.

In order to apply for this course, please fill in the form available at the link below, no later than 11 September 2020: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TOLI-Europe.

You can find out more about TOLI programs in Europe at: https://www.toli.us.

For any questions, please contact us at: edu@intercultural.ro.