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Dealing with the Past in History Education: Study Visit to Cape Town
March 1, 2017 - March 5, 2017
Core team members Khaled El Masri (Lebanese Association for History) and Michael Robinson (Facing History and Ourselves) will represent the Dealing With the Past project in a study visit to Cape Town, South Africa. The aim of the visits is to interview civil society actors, teachers and students to find out about the practical challenges related to dealing with conflicting memories and narratives, dealing with emotional and difficult histories, dealing with uncertainties and sensitivities in order to document collected practices and practical recommendations in the form of a blog post and a report based on the findings from this data gathering that can be used for advocacy on global, regional, and national levels.
The study visit is co-organised by the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation. During the visit itself, El Masri and Robinson will meet with several NGOs, museum educators, and government officials. In addition, the two will attend history classes and discuss and interview students and history educators.