The Evens Education Prize 2020

Katria Tomko Opportunities

For the 2020 Evens Education Prize we are looking for inspiration and new ideas to foster the motivation and abilities to think critically about social questions.

To counteract the fact that practice and research are often two worlds apart, the new Evens Education Prize, Critical Thinking as a Practice of Freedom, invites applications in two categories:

  • Embedded practices that support critical thinking about social questions
  • Scholarly but practice-oriented work that furthers our understanding of practices, pedagogies, curricula or projects that foster critical thinking, and the conditions in which education for critical thinking can thrive

The call is open to a broad variety of practices implemented in institutional and non-institutional spaces by teachers, scholars, students, educators, youth workers, artists, civil society organizations, citizen groups etc. This includes formal, non-formal and community-based education for youth as well as adults.

Selection criteria for jury deliberations

Ideally, the practice or research:

  • understands diversity in its broadest sense, emphasizing differences not only between but also within groups;
  • focuses on both the motivation and the development of intellectual dispositions and abilities to think critically and on the integration of imagination and emotional growth;
  • values the process of thinking and learning together;
  • reflects on the different and sometimes conflicting conceptions of critical thinking held by participants from diverse backgrounds;
  • takes the particularity of each context into account while at the same time working towards the sustainable development of critical thinking ability and motivation across contexts.

The Evens Foundation, aware of the ambitiousness of the criteria, invites candidates who meetsome but not (yet) all of the criteria above, especially if efforts are being made to meet more of these criteria in the future.

Formal criteria (must be fulfilled)

  • Only applicants based and operating in Europe* can participate.
  • Only ongoing or recent (initiated in the past two years) practices and research are eligible.
  • The laureates of the prize must be willing to take part in future projects of the Evens Foundation related to the focus of the prize, in particular regarding the dissemination of the winning practice or research.

If you would like to apply, please read the Call for Applications carefully, download and fill in the Application Form and send it to Marjolein Delvou by 15 March at the latest.

Learn more about the opportunity and apply via the links below. 

Václav Havel Human Rights Prize 2020: call for nominations

EUROCLIO Opportunities

Strasbourg, 15.01.2020 – The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), in partnership with the Vaclav Havel Library and the Charta 77 Foundation, has today issued a call for nominations for the 2020 Václav Havel Human Rights Prize.

The Prize, created in 2013, aims to reward outstanding civil society action in defending human rights in Europe and beyond. Candidates should have made a real difference to the human rights situation of a given group, been instrumental in uncovering large-scale systemic violations, or have successfully mobilised public opinion or the international community for a cause.

The deadline for submitting nominations is 30 April 2020. Nominations should be sent to the Parliamentary Assembly by e-mail to the following address: hrprize.pace@coe.int, using the form available on the Prize website. They should be signed by at least five sponsors and submitted in either English or French.

The Prize, which will be awarded on 12 October 2020 in Strasbourg, consists of a sum of €60,000, a trophy and a diploma.

Since 2013, it has been awarded in turn to Ales Bialiatski (Belarus), Anar Mammadli (Azerbaijan), Ludmilla Alexeeva (Russian Federation), Nadia Murad (Iraq), Murat Arslan (Turkey) and Oyub Titiev (Russian Federation). Last year, the Prize was awarded jointly to imprisoned Uyghur intellectual Ilham Tohti from China and the Youth Initiative for Human Rights (YIHR), which brings together young people from across the Balkans to promote reconciliation.

Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize

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Prague conferences in honour of the Laureates 

 

For further information, please contact:

Call for trainers to give national trainings in Sharing European Histories

Veronika Budaiová Opportunities

Call for trainers to give national trainings in Sharing European Histories

Do you believe it is important to teach history that goes beyond national narratives?

Do you enjoy sharing experiences with colleagues from your country and giving workshops?

Do you want to come to EuroClio’s Annual Conference in Serbia?

Then we are looking for you!

The Evens Foundation and EuroClio will support six enthusiastic history educators to give a training based on the teaching strategies in the Sharing European Histories project.

The project

With the Sharing European Histories initiative, the Evens Foundation and EUROCLIO are seeking to support and disseminate innovative projects and pioneering teaching strategies that help young people (and by extension the general public) to understand the complexity and multiplicity of European history, and recognize how history can engage everyone in understanding Europe and their part within it.

The past is often a source of conflicting interpretations rather than easy consensus. Still, historical identity is central to relations between states and people in the here and now.
We believe that opening up a space to engage with the dissonant and often conflictual nature of European history is the first step in discovering common positions or overcoming divisions while acknowledging existing differences.

In response to our call for applications, we received a wide range of ideas and project proposals from all over Europe. In close consultation with an international expert group we selected and invited five individual contributors and two projects to further develop their ideas and projects.

The individual contributors are currently in the process of finalizing the teaching strategies they proposed to engage with European history, making them accessible and user-friendly for history educators across Europe. These strategies will be presented during the next EUROCLIO conference.

There are strategies that

  • Use object biographies to foster curiosity and underline the complexity of the past
  • Compare different representations of the same historical figures to put their historical significance in perspective.
  • Use personal life stories to demonstrate that people experience historical events or developments in different ways.
  • Analyse commemorative practices to understand the constructed nature of history.
  • Trace the roots of an idea to learn about the cause and consequence.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for history educators (teachers, teacher trainers, educators involved in the work of National History Teachers’ Associations) who:

  • have a genuine interest in teaching history that is transnational and multiperspective;
  • believe that there is, or should be a place for shared European histories in their national curricula;
  • have experience in training their peers in using new teaching strategies;
  • can participate to a train the trainer in April 2020;
  • are able to organise a training on the topic in their own country/region.

What do we offer?

We offer:

  • Participation to the train the trainer event on Thursday 2 April 2020 and the EuroClio Annual Conference Friday 3 and Saturday 4 April. These events will take place in Belgrade, Serbia.
  • accommodation for these nights.
  • coverage of the travel to and from Belgrade, Serbia, which is where the events will take place.
  • mentoring by a team of international and experienced trainers, who have been involved in the editing and development of the teaching strategies;
  • exclusive preview of the developed teaching strategies and training on their application by the developers themselves;
  • the opportunity to gain experience and organise a 1-day training event in your own country;
  • financial support up to 500 euro, to cover the costs this training event.

How to apply?

To apply, please send a CV and a Motivation Letter to katria@euroclio.eu. We will accept applications until Wednesday 5 February 2020.

Applicants can expect to hear from us by Friday 14 February 2020. Six applicants will be selected.

Selection process and criteria

The selection will be based on:

  • availability to join the train the trainer event;
  • relevant experience in teaching European histories;
  • working level of English;
  • ability to organise a training in the home country.

In addition, motivation, experience, geographical balance, gender balance will be taken into account.

Registrations are open for applicants from all Council of Europe member states. 

For additional information, please contact us at veronika@euroclio.eu.

To apply, please fill in the form that you can find below. Applications are open until Friday 31 January 2020.

HistoCON 2020 75 years after WWII: Peace under Construction?

EUROCLIO Opportunities
To commemorate the end of World War II, the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung will be organizing the histoCON 2020 in Berlin,Germany, from the 6th to the 9th of May 2020. 500 young people aged between 18 and 35 from around the world will be invited to this festival to learn about and discuss new perspectives on war and post-war events.

The histoCON 2020 combines two events for two different target groups in one location: the„Newcomers“, and the „Young Professionals“. The explicit intention of the histoCON 2020 is not only to commemorate World War II but also to consider the implications for the present and future. Our event will be subdivided into three focal points concentrating on "After the Holocaust", "Global Memories of War" and "Hopes for Peace, Liberty and Human Rights".

They are looking for:

Workshops in various formats such as fishbowls, panel discussions, lectures, open spaces, cultural and artistic workshops, excursions, city tours etc. as well as proposals for the Cultural Side Program such as readings, film screenings, concerts, theatre performances, art performances, dance performances etc.

  • that focus on one of the three topics of the concept paper
  • which are aimed at one or more target groups from the concept paper
  • which especially contribute transnational / transregional perspectives
  • which use notably interactive / innovative / creative methods
  • which use English as working language
 
The deadline to apply is January 10th.
 
For more information, visit: http://www.bpb.de/veranstaltungen/format/festival/301276/histocon-202075-years-after-wwii-peace-under-construction

Teaching About Contested International Issues: An Introduction to Brown University’s Choices Program

Brown University’s Choices Program invites educators to join a two-day, introductory immersion workshop on their curriculum and approach for teaching about contested international issues.

9:00 am — 3:30 pm at The American School of Barcelona (Spain)

Brown's inquiry approach to controversial issues—both current and historical—will support your students to:

build historical thinking skills such as sourcing, contextualization and chronological reasoning;
create persuasive arguments;
analyze evidence to determine fact from opinion;
build consensus across differences to sharpen civic literacy skills.

This interactive workshop is appropriate for middle and high school history, social studies, and humanities teachers, including AP and IB educators.

Learn more and register on choices.edu

Making sense of history – call for papers

EUROCLIO Opportunities

HisLit - Historical literacy practices in Finnish general upper secondary schools is organizing conference "Making sense of history” at the University of Jyvaskyla (Finland) in June 4-5, 2020.

Making sense of history seeks to strengthen research on history pedagogy by furthering cooperation between history education practice and research. Scholars and practitioners interested in the pedagogy of history in both schools and universities are invited to submit proposals that address the learning, teaching and researching of history in schools, universities, and, more generally, society. We encourage submissions from teachers who specialize in history or social science education, as well as from graduate students and scholars.

We invite proposals for presentations, panels and workshops on a variety of relevant topics, including (but not limited to) the following questions:

  • How do we teach historical thinking and skills-based history to students?
  • How can educators support the teaching and learning of skills-based history and historical thinking?
  • How to teach multiliteracies in history?
  • What kinds of skills are needed in learning history and developing historical thinking?
  • How can new platforms (social media, digital archives, etc.) support the development of historical thinking?
  • How can we assess students’ historical thinking and its development?
  • What innovative pedagogical methods exist for teaching history?

You can find full Call for Papers and Sessions here: http://hislit.fi/teho2020en/.

Detailed instructions on how to submit a proposal for a presentation, workshop or panel can be found here: http://hislit.fi/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Submission-Instructions-TEHO2020.pdf

The website also has information about hotels http://hislit.fi/teho2020-accommodation-info/ and about how to arrive at Jyväskylä http://hislit.fi/how-to-get-to-jyvaskyla/

Keynote lectures at the conference will be given by Carla von Boxtel (University of Amsterdam) and Minna-Riitta Luukka (University of Jyväskylä), both leading scholars in their respective fields.

Proposal materials must be submitted by 12.1.2020. Please send all materials to e-mail address teho2020@jyu.fi.

Opportunity to Join EUROCLIO Board – Call for Candidate

EUROCLIO Opportunities

Each year, EUROCLIO – European Association of History Educators holds its General Assembly during the Annual Professional Training and Development Conference. In 2020 the Assembly will include elections for one new Board Member. Individuals are kindly invited to apply as new candidate for Board Membership. Applications should be received before February 23rd 2020, by using the Board Candidacy Form in order to circulate the information one month prior to the General Assembly.

The EUROCLIO Board meets regularly online and offline to determine the association's strategy, and review and monitor its budget and the implementation of the action plan. For more information about the responsibilities of board members, please have a look at Article X of the association's statutes. The elections will take place at the General Assembly on 4th of April, in Belgrade. 

 

We kindly ask you to forward this Call to your association’s membership and/or relevant networks.

 

Education for Sustainable Peace – Georg Arnhold Senior Fellow – Call for Applications

EUROCLIO Opportunities, Uncategorized

The Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research. Member of the Leibniz Association (GEI) is pleased to announce the Call for Applications for the 2021 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 application deadline is January 31, 2020. Further information and the application form are available at http://bit.ly/GeorgArnholdSeniorFellow.

The Graz Conference 2020

EUROCLIO Opportunities

Registration for the GRAZ conference of 2020 is now open!

The Graz Conference 2020 brings together eminent scholars from around the world to discuss core concepts in history didactics such as ‘historical consciousness’, ‘historical thinking’ and ‘historical culture’ (including public history and memory culture) in a comparative approach. The core concepts have been the subject of various approaches and definitions in the national and regional networks and schools of history didactics and historical education. However, the intercultural, transnational and global dimensions of the core concepts of history didactics and historical education have not been elaborated extensively or compared systematically. The Graz Conference 2020 aims to make essential steps forward in this direction by putting more emphasis on the intercultural, transnational and global dimensions of this discourse.

The Graz Conference creates opportunities to strengthen the international ties and make them more robust in terms of international comparison, exchange of information and results, and the creation of new research networks and projects. In this goal, the conference understands itself in the continuity of international cooperation and comparison in history didactics/theory and practice of historical education, organized for example in the framework of the International Society of History Didactics (ISHD), the International Research Association for History and Social Science Education (irahsse), HEIRNET etc. and previous initiatives to international debates on theory in history didactics/history education.

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 Conference takes place in Graz, Austria (University of Graz and conference hotel "Das Weitzer") 20–­­23 April 2020.

Conference Website: https://grazconference2020.uni-graz.at/en/

Registration: https://grazconference2020.uni-graz.at/en/registration

Early Bird Registration until 31st December 2019! Registration closes 3rd April 2020

 

Call for Papershttps://static.uni-graz.at/fileadmin/veranstaltungen/grazconference2020/CALL/Call_for_Papers_Graz_Conference_2020.pdf

Deadline: 14th February 2020

Accommodation: Hotel Weitzer, Graz, Austria.

https://webadmin.uni-graz.at/fileadmin/veranstaltungen/grazconference2020/Hotel_booking_form_Das_Weitzer_Graz_conference_2020.pdf

For any questions please contact the conference management team: grazconference2020@uni-graz.at

Call for team members in potential future project on European Integration

EUROCLIO Opportunities

EUROCLIO is working on an exciting new project about the  European Integration seen from the perspective of neighbouring countries:

what can we learn from discussions about joining the EU?

 

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

We are looking for practicing history and citizenship teachers that:
 have a genuine interest in historical and contemporary debates about European integration both in their countries and at international level;
 believe that there is a place for the history of European integration in their national curricula;
 feel that their country has a unique perspective towards EU integration;
 have experience in developing educational material;
 are able to develop educational material in English;
 can participate to 3 international development meetings;
 are able to organise trainings about the topic.

 

Read the full call for application here.

 

The deadline to apply is December 15th! Send an email to valeria@euroclio.eu with a motivation letter, an example of educational material you have already developed and a support letter from your school.

We look forward to hearing from you!