22 Sep 2020

Three Promises: The Kalef family of Belgrade, a Centropa multimedia film

“The film is a valentine to a lost Sephardic world, but one that doesn’t shy away from the horrors that destroyed that world.” Lilith Magazine, New York, March 2016     Backgound: what makes Centropa different Centropa was founded in 2000 so that they could interview over a thousand elderly Jews still living between the Baltic and the Black Seas and ask them to tell stories about the entire century, just as they lived it. Centropa was not founded as a Holocaust-interview project. They did not use video in those interviews. Instead, Centropa’s teams spent a decade sitting in 1,200 living rooms in 15 countries, held up 25,000 old family photographs, and asked their respondents to tell stories about the…
Three Promises: The Kalef family of Belgrade, a Centropa multimedia film
Join the #FootballPeople weeks movement!
15 Sep 2020

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  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  project to undertake as part of the #FootballPeople weeks if you wish to try them out. For more information about the Football Makes History…
2 Sep 2020

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

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

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20 Aug 2020

Black-Lives-Matter and the importance of history education: 
a conversation with Professor Maria Grever on how to deal with the past

Looking back at her illustrious career, recently retired Professor Maria Grever can not only be proud of her achievements, but also rest assured that her work is especially relevant today. Emeritus Professor of Historical Culture at Erasmus University Rotterdam, Professor Grever and her team have relentlessly investigated how people deal with the past, including what and why they remember and celebrate. Therefore, she has a lot to say about the current destruction of statues related to the Black-Lives-Matter movement taking place around the world. Interviewed by Erasmus Magazine shortly after the launch of her latest book, Onontkoombaar verleden (Inescapable Past), she warns against the total eradication of monuments and statues that constitute testimonies of past injustice: destroying statues is no…
Black-Lives-Matter and the importance of history education: 
a conversation with Professor Maria Grever on how to deal with the past
Join the #FootballPeople Movement To Help Fight Inequality!
19 Aug 2020

Join the #FootballPeople Movement To Help Fight Inequality!

The Fare Network, a partner of our Football Makes History project is organizing a movement to help fight inequality - the #FootballPeople weeks. This event unites supporters, players, clubs, minority groups, and communities alike to support equality and inclusion. The #FootballPeople weeks will take place between 8 and 22 October 2020. This is the largest social change campaign in football. It will unite over 150,000 people together to advocate against social injustices such as racism, sexism, homophobia, and support inclusion, diversity, and social change with more than 2,000 events in over 50 countries. The Fare Network is now offering grants up to €500 for both large and small organizations so they may hold related activities during the #FootballPeople weeks. The…

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13 Aug 2020

The Legacy of Cecil Rhodes at Oriel College

When a protestor left a sign on the doors of Oxford’s University Church reading ‘Rhodes, You’re Next’, there was little doubt that the monumental Black Lives Matter movement, sweeping the world after the death of George Floyd, would next be turning its attention to the statue of the imperialist figure adorning Oriel College’s entrance arch.  With the pulling down of a statue of Edward Colston in Bristol only days earlier, a fresh series of protests, beginning on Tuesday 9th June, sought removal of the controversial monument of Cecil Rhodes, fuelled by the 19th century mining magnate’s association with colonialism and racism on multiple accounts. On the 12th June, the University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Louise Richardson, released an open letter that reached…
The Legacy of Cecil Rhodes at Oriel College
12 Aug 2020

Radicalisation Awareness Network: Call for Participants

The Radicalisation Awareness Network (RAN) is holding an online meeting on 24 and 25 September (1 pm-4:30 pm CET), and they are currently looking for participants! The RAN Youth and Education meeting will focus specifically on polarised (Post-)COVID narratives. During the COVID-19 pandemic, narratives blaming people of specific nationalities or religions for the crisis arose. Such narratives have the power to divide youth in society and can become the breeding ground of radicalisation. With this meeting RAN aims to equip youth workers and teachers with the tools and methods to deal with polarising narratives among the children and youth they work with. Call for Participants RAN is looking for youth workers, school counsellors, teachers, and principals among others, who have…
Radicalisation Awareness Network: Call for Participants
Call for Proposals: International Conference on History Education and Multiculturality
12 Aug 2020

Call for Proposals: International Conference on History Education and Multiculturality

The recent outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and the consequent challenges and changes experienced, have led to discussions over key social and educational concepts, such as, racism, equity, nationality, empathy, diversity, and technology. These concepts form a basis for discourse on their role in intercultural education. In light of this, the International Association for Intercultural Education (IAIE) is organising a conference in which a variety of topics relevant to the current global situation, as well as other intercultural topics will be discussed. The conference will take place on June 27-30, 2021. The conference will include a number of strands, such as peace education, cooperative and collaborative learning in multicultural settings, language awareness, history education and multiculturality among others. You may…
27 Jul 2020

Monuments Matter: A Singaporean Solution

We are pleased to present the case on The Statue of Sir Stamford Raffles and His Legacy as part of a series of in-depth studies for the Contested Histories Initiative. We hope that this series will provide insights and lessons learned for engaging with and addressing instances of disputed historical legacies in public spaces. Oftentimes, the Contested Histories Team encounters statues embroiled in conflict, which can result in destruction or removal of a monument. The public debates over images of Cecil Rhodes or the watery ending that met the Colston statue in Bristol, England are two memorable examples. In stark contrast, the case of the Sir Stamford Raffles statue in Singapore presents an absence of contestation that offers an innovative…
Monuments Matter: A Singaporean Solution

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