2 Apr 2020

The normalization of violence in history textbooks, an interview with Dr. Angela Bermudez

EuroClio had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Angela Bermudez on the subject of her recent study on the normalization of violence in history textbooks. Dr. Bermudez is a researcher at the Center for Applied Ethics at the University of Deusto (Bilbao, Spain) where she investigates how history education in different countries fosters or hinders a critical understanding of political violence. She is the author of several papers on civic and moral education, history education, and memory. Her recent working paper titled “The Normalization of Political Violence in History Textbooks: Ten Narrative Keys” is part of a series sponsored by the Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability, Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights, and Dialogues on Historical…
The normalization of violence in history textbooks, an interview with Dr. Angela Bermudez
Input Needed: EuroClio Network Needs Interest Survey
30 Mar 2020

Input Needed: EuroClio Network Needs Interest Survey

Here at EuroClio, we understand that all of us are trying our best to maintain as much normalcy in and out of work during these strange and uncertain times. In an effort to better support you, we have created this survey to inform the agendas of upcoming courses and webinars, as well as our outreach and content creation. If you could please take a few minutes to share with us your needs, preferences, and expectations, that would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!
24 Mar 2020

Surviving under pressure - Testimonies on the coronavirus outbreak

As the coronavirus pandemic gains traction across the world, there is no doubt that we are living through truly historic times. People deal with situations of crises in a myriad of ways. We are keen to hear from history educators and the EuroClio community how the crisis affects your work, but also your state of mind and how the crisis is dealt with in your local communities. Witnessing this history "in the making", we call on anyone interested to contribute with short testimonies or stories through our online form (see below). How are you coping with lock downs, absence from work, friends and family? How do you keep yourself entertained, challenges and educated? We hope you may find this 'live…
Surviving under pressure - Testimonies on the coronavirus outbreak

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24 Mar 2020

Join EuroClio's General Assembly 2020

Hello everyone! On behalf of the EuroClio Board, we would like to invite you all to join EuroClio's General Assembly (GA)! It is open to all of our members and is meant to democratically discuss how the Association is doing. As you know, the General Assembly was set to take place in Belgrade, Serbia, embedded in our 27th Annual Conference. Unfortunately, due to health and safety regulations implemented throughout Europe to face the spread of covid-19, we decided to postpone the Annual Conference to the Fall. We decided, however, to hold the General Assembly when it was originally planned, on 04 April 2020 from 16:00 to 18:00. The General Assembly will be held online. Why attend the General Assembly? One…
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Can video games improve history education?
24 Mar 2020

Can video games improve history education?

Formal history education is mainly based on textbooks and teacher exposition; however, an increasing number of different resources are being used by educators to supplement their teaching. Among the various media employed, novels and films are certainly the most popular among teachers. The Historical Association, the main History Charity in Britain, provides a twenty pages list of historical fiction ranging from medieval sagas to modern day Afghanistan, “to help history teachers to inspire students of all ages in secondary school to read historical fiction for pleasure and also to get better at doing history”. Films too have long been utilised in history education since, according to recent research, movies were screened in classes already in the 1920s (R. Paxton and…

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16 Mar 2020

Five tips for online history teaching

Currently hundreds of million of children are not attending school due to COVID-19 that is holding Europe and large parts of the world in its grip. More and more countries decided to close their schools and take their learning online. There are many possibilities in teaching online, if students have access to the internet and a device to use for their school activities. Unfortunately not all students have the same access to these vital resources, which is something that educators are struggling with all over the world. The presented tips in this blog post are written under the presumption that students have internet access and a device to use for their learning. This article briefly explains the different modes of…
Five tips for online history teaching
12 Mar 2020

Help Us Find the Next Global Pluralism Award Winners! Submissions now being accepted for the 2021 Awards

The nomination process for the 2021 Global Pluralism Award has now started and we need your help to spread the word to all corners of the globe!  Ottawa, Canada – March 3, 2020 – Individuals and organizations that are doing exceptional work to build thriving, diverse societies are sought for the 2021 Global Pluralism Award, presented by the Global Centre for Pluralism. Submissions are now being accepted at award.pluralism.ca until April 30, 2020.  Through creative and high-impact initiatives, Global Pluralism Award recipients are building societies where differences are genuinely respected and valued. Individuals, businesses, academics, civil society and government bodies from around the world are eligible for the Award. Three winners are chosen by an independent, international Jury chaired by the Rt. Hon. Joe Clark, former Prime Minister…
Help Us Find the Next Global Pluralism Award Winners! Submissions now being accepted for the 2021 Awards
Announcement on COVID-19: Annual Conference POSTPONED to 10-14 November
12 Mar 2020

Announcement on COVID-19: Annual Conference POSTPONED to 10-14 November

UPDATE 23-03-20 New Conference Dates Announcement: 10-14 November ------------------ The EuroClio Annual Conference for 2020 was originally planned for 31 March - 4 April 2020. On 11 March 2020, the Serbian government issued a ban on all meetings with more than 100 participants throughout April, and several European countries have since been placed in lockdown as a result of the pandemic. As a result, the Conference was postponed to Fall 2020 and we are now pleased to announce the new dates as 10-14 November 2020. We aim to offer the same programme sessions whenever we can. The postponed conference will take place in Belgrade, Serbia, as originally planned. Please consult the event page for updates on the programme and Conference registrations.
9 Mar 2020

Podcast review: History Behind the Headlines

History Behind the Headlines - a podcast series from journalist David Keys David Keys is a journalist based in London who works extensively with historical topics. He has researched the context to more than 70 conflicts and crises around the world. He aims to be as objective and comprehensive as possible in his portrayal of the past and is producing a rolling series of podcasts that may be very useful for history and civics teacher in the EuroClio network. They may also be useful to older / higher attaining students studying specific topics in class. David argues that the conflicts and crises of today have political, cultural and psychological roots that go back into the past. It therefore follows that…
Podcast review: History Behind the Headlines

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