Call for Workshops for EUROCLIO Annual Conference

EUROCLIO is delighted to announce the official Call for Workshops for the 23rd EUROCLIO Annual Conference in Belfast, Northern Ireland (19-24 March 2016).

Interested parties are encouraged to participate in the call and realise their own workshop project during one of the most significant conferences in the field of history, heritage and citizenship education across Europe.

Workshop application forms (see below) should be filled out and sent in to Aysel Gojayeva (aysel@euroclio.eu) before 15 December 2015.

The authors of the selected workshop proposals will get an opportunity to take part actively in the conference programme and engage other participants in interactive learning, reflecting the aims of the conference. By leading your small workshop project you can spread your word and experience across Europe!

If you are not registered in the conference yet, please complete your registration through the Google form here. The deadline for registrations is 1 January 2016.

The conference aims to explore the question of “How to teach controversial history in a responsible manner” through a highly (inter)active and engaging programme with workshops, dialogue tables, open spaces, on-site study visits, public debate and reflective and interactive panels. The conference will provide a platform of intercultural exchange in which the participants will actively learn, share best practices and network.

For more information, see the conference page.

Call for Workshops for EUROCLIO Annual Conference 2016

EUROCLIO is delighted to announce the official Call for Workshops for the 23rd EUROCLIO Annual Conference in Belfast, Northern Ireland (19-24 March 2016).

Interested parties are encouraged to participate in the call and realise their own workshop project during one of the most significant conferences in the field of history, heritage and citizenship education across Europe.

Workshop application forms (see below) should be filled out and sent in to aysel@euroclio.eu before 15 December 2015.

The authors of the selected workshop proposals will get an opportunity to take part actively in the conference programme and engage other participants in interactive learning, reflecting the aims of the conference. By leading your small workshop project you can spread your word and experience across Europe!

If you are not registered in the conference yet, please complete your registration here. The deadline for registrations is December 1, 2015.

The conference aims to explore the question of “How to teach controversial history in a responsible manner” through a highly (inter)active and engaging programme with workshops, dialogue tables, open spaces, on-site study visits, public debate and reflective and interactive panels. The conference will provide a platform of intercultural exchange in which the participants will actively learn, share best practices and network.

For more information, see the conference page.

Call for Papers Pro Torpedo Rijeka History and Heritage Conference

Pro Torpedo Rijeka, the association for promotion and protection of Rijeka industrial heritage is holding its 7th biennial International Industrial Heritage Conference   on ‘Torpedo History and Heritage’ on from 19 – 21 May 2016   in Rijeka, Croatia.

The conference, which will be organized under the high patronage of the President of the Republic of Croatia, H.E. Kolinda Grabar Kitarović, is still open for registration – of participation and papers. For more information and the programme, visit the Pro Torpedo website.

EUROCLIO is looking for new trainees – do you want to join us?

EUROCLIO Association, Opportunities ,

EUROCLIO offers university students in the final stage of their University Bachelor degree or in their Master degree the opportunity to enrich their knowledge with the practical experience of working for an International NGO in the field of History Education.

As a trainee, you will learn all about the world of an International NGO. You will get in touch with different institutions, donors, funding organs, and international associations and learn about the importance of networking, organising and reporting. Your tasks will include communication with members and partners, public announcements, fundraising and all aspects of event management. It is also possible to do a research traineeship.

For our Spring/Summer traineeships (February 2016 – July/August 2016) we are looking for dedicated students that have:
• An interest in History, History Education and International Cooperation;
• Skills in Standard Microsoft Office Applications;
• Flexibility, strong motivation and the capability to work independently;
• Fluency in written and spoken English, which is the working language at the Secretariat. Knowledge of any other language is an advantage.

Students who are interested can send their letter of motivation and CV by e-mail to Judith Geerling ( judith@euroclio.eu). The deadline is 1 November. For more information including experiences from former trainees, go to our website.

Call for Papers: Negotiating the Nation – Young People, National Narratives and History Education

The London Review of Education calls for papers for their special issue on ‘Negotiating the Nation – Young People, National Narratives and History Education’ will explore the multiple sources of young people’s historical knowledge – in collective memory and social conversation as well as in the formal history classroom – and the implications for historical education of the fact that young people are not passive assimilators but active builders of historical sense.

Please send abstracts, outlines and expressions of interest by 31 January 2016 to Dr Arthur Chapman (a.chapman@ioe.ac.uk). The deadline for submission of manuscripts is 30 June 2016. For the full call, please click here. More information about the London Review of Education can be found here.

Call for Registrations to NEMO’s 23rd Annual Conference Revisiting the Educational Value of Museums

The Network of European Museums Organization, NEMO holds its 23rd Annual Conference “Revisiting the Educational Value of Museums – Connecting to Audiences” in this year’s European Capital of Culture Pilsen, Czech Republic from 5-7 November 2015.

Registration for the conference, workshops and Working Group meetings is open until 26 October 2015.

Find the complete programme and further information on NEMO’s website.

NB Until 30 September 2015 you can book a hotel room close to the conference venues at a special delegate price.

Call for Papers: Unique Format for Dialogues on Historical Justice and Memory Network Working Paper

The Dialogues on Historical Justice and Memory Network is considering new work to feature in the Working Paper (WP) Series for 2014-2015. The series editors are looking for unpublished texts that emerging scholars, practitioners and others are willing to “workshop” within the intellectual community. This is a unique format for online working papers, and an excellent opportunity to receive interdisciplinary feedback on your ideas and writing.

Your WP will be features on the Network website for a period of approximately two months, promoting the series on the Network’s bimonthly newsletter, blog, Twitter, and Facebook pages, encouraging members to read your paper and contribute to an online discussion.

For submissions, there are no restrictions on topic, length, or citation format, though fewer than 30 pages in length are recommended, and the use of a consistent citation method with complete references is required. Deadline is rolling. For questions, and to send in your submission, you can address co-editors Michelle Bellino and Cathlin Goulding at dialogues@columbia.edu.

Call for Education for Sustainable Peace Professorship at the Georg Eckert Institute

The Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research is pleased to announce the Call for Applications for the 2016/2017 Georg Arnhold Visiting Research Professorship in Education for Sustainable Peace. The appointment is for a three- to six-month research stay in Braunschweig and offers distinguished scholars from a variety of disciplines and practitioners in the area of peace education the opportunity to conduct research projects or to finish major publications without teaching or administrative obligations. Individuals with extensive high-level international experience in government or non-governmental organizations or in international organizations may also apply. In exceptional cases, the Georg Eckert Institute will consider applications from practitioners who do not hold a Ph.D. but who have at least five years of advanced professional experience in the area of peace education and who can demonstrate that their work and/or research projects have made an exceptional impact in the field of peace education.

The fellowship aims to promote education for sustainable peace with a particular focus on educational media and curricula at the secondary school level in post-conflict or transitional societies. The application deadline is October 1, 2015. For more information please click here.

European Union Invites Experts on Skills and Competences to Contribute to Closed Survey

As part of the Europe 2020 Strategy for sustainable growth in the EU, the multilingual classification of European Skills, Competences, Qualifications and Occupations (ESCO) was set up. The ambition is to develop within ESCO a portal for all occupations competencies profiles in 24 languages in order to enhance the common language and relation between the labour market and education, with education more focused on competencies needed, and employers more explicit in what competencies they are looking for when they have vacancies. This would also enhance labour mobility as people from abroad would find themselves qualified to enter the job market in another country.

However, that requires input from people in the field.

EUROCLIO and ESCO are calling upon you to register for a closed online English language survey about the preliminary results of the ESCO portal. If you or your organisation would like to contribute to the online consultation you can register one or more experts by 13 October 2015, on here.

Any question now or during the consultation process can be directed to Nuria Moyes education@esco-secretariat.eu

Join the Europeana Network Association Free of Charge and Benefit

EUROCLIO Opportunities, Partners

Europeana wants to make Europe’s cultural and scientific wealth available, accessible and useable for everyone and encourages active engagement of Europe’s cultural heritage resources. In 2014, EUROCLIO Founder and Special Advisor Joke van der Leeuw-Roord joined the Europeana Governance Structures. One of the results is this implemented strategy for a Network Association.

As Education is increasingly using the digital world as a learning environement, the Europeana digitized Collection is an important trans-border resource for education in general but certainly for history, heritage and citizenship education.

To make Europeana a truly democratic and representative network and to deliver the Europeana Strategy 2015-2020, it is important for education practitioners to join the Europeana Network Association in order to have a voice on Europeana’s policy on education and more.

The advantages to registering for the Network Association are multiple but here are some highlights:

As a member of the Europeana Network Association, you will have a say in how we run Europeana. Read what this entails on our blog. You will be able to:

Please access Europeana Network Association Registration page if you want to become a member.

If you want to participate in the decision making process during the first official Europeana general Assembly in early November (Members Council candidacy, Members Council elections and Business Planning 2016), you should confirm your free membership registration before September 30, 2015.

 

Welcome in the world of Europeana,

Joke van der Leeuw-Roord, Board Member Europeana Network Association