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.

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.


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?



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!

Call for front-end-developers

Fani Partsafyllidou Opportunities

EuroClio is looking for front-end-developers to contribute to the development of Historiana, a progressive web application designed to inspire and support history educators to teach history in an innovative way, as part of an open source project. The main task is to develop the user experience of a new block in an existing interface  that can be used in the eActivity Builder. The block is designed to help users analyse texts. The eActivity Builder makes it possible for users to create their own eLearning Activities in any language. The Building blocks can be used to create eLearning Activities. Each building block has its own functionality, and the different building blocks can be put in any order.

The development process, starting from a sketched design, includes:

  • The development of a prototype;
  • Processing feedback from partners and users at several occasions;
  • Delivery of a copy of Historiana with a new functional building block; and
  • Integration of the code in the main Historiana website.

The last step of the development process needs to be done in cooperation with Webtic, that has developed Historiana up to now.


All tenderers will submit a tender document, with a budget for the project and a time planning, as described above. As a general guide, a budget of 10,000 – 20,000 euro (including VAT) should cover all phases of development, management, operation and associated costs.

Eligibility criteria

  1.  Working level of English.
  2. Submission of complete tender (including itemised budget and timeplan).
  3.  Experience with Javascript (ES6), HTML5
  4. Experience with reactive JavaScript: VueJS, Angular or React.
  5.  Working knowledge of the Git version control system.
  6. Interest to be involved in the development of Historiana beyond the scope of this tender.

Selection criteria

Our selection is based on best value for money.

-Quality and relevance of the portfolio.
-Experience of working in open source projects.
-Experience of working in projects with multiple web developers.
-The willingness to be involved with Historiana beyond the scope of this project (please provide a short motivation).

Competences sought

We’re especially looking for people who are smart, get things done and are good in cooperation. E.g. people that know how important the team effort is.

Submission procedure
Please send your offer (including itemised budget and timeplan), portfolio and CV to steven@euroclio.eu before the end of business 15 November 2019.

For tender specifications, including sketches, please read our tender procedure.

Call for Papers – International Society for History Didactics (ISHD)

Lorraine Besnier Opportunities

The International Journal of Research on History Didactics, History Education, and History Culture. Yearbook of the International Society for History Didactics (JHEC) is the official journal of the International Society for History Didactics. The journal is issued once a year and publishes peer reviewed papers in English. The abstracts are tri-lingual (English, French, German). The tradition of the journal goes back to the year 1980. The journal continues the former journal of the ISHD, which was published as "Yearbook - Jahrbuch - Annales. Journal of the International Society for History Didactics".

The 2020 issue of the JHEC will deal with the topic of 'Historical education and migration‘

We welcome theoretically and empirically oriented papers related to various aspects of migrations in history education, based on local, national and international research. They may include but do not have to be limited to explorations of national and/or world history textbooks and/or curricula with regard to the presentation, interpretation, and historical assessment of migration history and of migration movements in the context of national or world history narratives; exploration of new theoretical concepts, research findings, teaching concepts and best practice examples related to the teaching of migration history; explorations of the teaching of migration history in history lessons, e.g. explorations of the beliefs and ideas of teachers, students, and/or teacher students about migration and migration history; explorations of the impact of personal migration experiences (1st, 2nd, 3rd generation) on history teachers, students, and/or teacher students and on their attitudes to teaching (migration) history; explorations of public discourses that use the past to deal with current (im)migration and/or of public history dealing with migration history. International, diachronic, and/or cross group comparisons are welcome. As always, articles on other topics related to history didactics, history education and historical culture, will be considered for publication in the "Forum" section of the Journal.

Overviews of literature and reviews of book related to history didactics, history education and historical cultures are also welcome, but please consult managing editor at
joanna.wojdon@uwr.edu.pl prior to submitting your review.

The deadline for submission of papers is February 10, 2020.

For more information visit their website here.

Call for Workshops at the 27th EuroClio Annual Conference

Alice Modena Opportunities

Do you know a teaching method on how to deal with controversies and disagreement in the classroom? Do you teach about People on the Move, Borders, Surviving under Pressure, or (controversial) Cultural Heritage? Then, we invite you to apply to become a workshop host at our upcoming Annual Conference!

We are looking for workshops that are interactive, innovative, and that deal with the conference theme or with the sub-topics. Each workshop should last no more than 90 minutes, and present ready to use teaching methods that participants could apply in their classroom. More information can be found at this link. The deadline for application is Sunday 01 December 2019.

If you have any question on the Call for Workshops, please contact us at alice@euroclio.eu.

If you would like to apply, please fill in the application form below.

Step 1 of 2

Please specify the relation of the workshop to the theme of the conference, as described in the Conference description available on the EuroClio website (Max. 200 words)

Will your workshop present (an) interactive element(s)? If yes, which one?

Call for Papers – International Research Association for History and Social Sciences Education (IRAHSSE)

Veronika Budaiová Opportunities

International Research Association for History and Social Sciences Education (IRAHSSE) in collaboration with the Société des professeurs d’histoire du Québec (SPHQ) organise 7th Conference on "Teaching and learning history and the social sciences in relation to minorities-majorities dynamics in a national context" will take place on October 15-17, 2020 in Trois-Rivières, Québec.

Focus questions of the conference are:

How does the teaching of humanities and social sciences reconcile with contrasting national contexts characterized by situations of great cultural diversity marked by the presence of minoritized groups? What is the contribution of history and the social sciences to this question? What pedagogies are put in place to implement school curricula and how do they advance teaching around such a sensitive question?

This conference is organised around three axes:

  1. Emerging Challenges characterising majority-minority situations
  2. Aims, curricula, teaching practices and teaching materials
  3. Actors, Teachers, students and other members of the educational community, through the prism of multiple identities in different national contexts


For more information about conference click here

For the application form click here

You can send your proposal before November 15, 2019 to airdhss.uqtr.2020@gmail.com


Grant Opportunity – ‘Democracy Needs Imagination’ by the European Cultural Foundation

Andreas Holtberget Opportunities

The European Cultural Foundation – an organization created 65 years ago for the promotion of European unity by encouraging cultural and educational activities – has launched a second round of their Action Grant ‘Democracy Needs Immigration’

The grant aims to support people who are working for European democratic values. People who are fighting for their rights as citizens, for their right to public space and personal freedoms, and for their right to creative expression. Applications are open to individuals or organisations working at a local, national or transnational level and will support imaginative ideas in the fields of arts and culture, media/journalism, citizen actions, education, digital and even across a range of different sectors.

This is an ongoing call with a deadline of 27 September 12:00 CEST.

Find out more and apply online through the European Cultural Foundation’s webpages.