13 Jun 2019

Controversy and Polarization in European Contexts: Sharing insights from a research meeting in Brussels

One of a teacher’s worst nightmares is when a classroom explodes into a heated argument that gets out of control. This is possible in all contexts and for various reasons; some instances are predicable, while others are completely unexpected. EUROCLIO has been exploring these issues with the ongoing Learning to Disagree project, with resources available in March 2020. The Evens Foundation and The Flemish Peace Institute called a research meeting May 23-24 2019 to dig into the difficulties surrounding controversy and polarization. As part of my research traineeship at EUROCLIO, I was asked to present the Learning to Disagree project and parts of my master’s research at Erasmus University on controversial and sensitive history in a Dutch context. Here I…
Controversy and Polarization in European Contexts: Sharing insights from a research meeting in Brussels
Historiana: a new source collection on Medicine and Anatomy is now available!
27 May 2019

Historiana: a new source collection on Medicine and Anatomy is now available!

EUROCLIO continuously works to improve its innovative educational platform Historiana. To do so, it has been collaborating with Europeana in the creation of source collections. The aim of this collaboration is to guarantee to teachers across all Europe the possibility to have free access to historical content, learning activities and innovative digital tools. We are now working on many new collections focusing on the Renaissance, and on how the ideas of the Renaissance fed into different disciplines (painting but also sculpture, cartography, music, literature, architecture, philosophy, and science), across different countries. Newly available is the collection “Medicine and Anatomy” that focuses on how Anatomy and Medicine evolved as the scientific method gained prominence during the Renaissance period. This collection gives…
27 May 2019

18th Michael A. Sant Memorial Lecture

The History Teachers’ Association (Malta) organised the 18th Michael A Sant Memorial Lecture. The lecture dealt with the teaching of history in honor and remembrance of Michael. A. Sant, Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Education, University of Malta, pioneered innovative methodologies in history teaching in line with international developments in the field of history education. They had the honor to have as the guest speaker, EUROCLIO Ambassador Bistra Stoimenova, lecturer and a teacher trainer in the Department of Information and In-service Teacher Training at Sofia University St Kliment Ohridsky, Bulgaria. The lecture was attended by all Maltese history teachers. During the M.A. Sant Memorial Lecture two new history textbooks have been launched, edited by Professor Yosanne Vella and published…
18th Michael A. Sant Memorial Lecture

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21 May 2019

Starting of cooperation with makers TV Documentary “In Europe Now”

Together with the VPRO broadcasting company and the VGN, the Dutch History Teachers Association, EUROCLIO is working on a new exciting project In Europe at School - History Caught in the Act. The project will result in an educational toolkit based on the follow-up of the VPRO series In Europe, made with Geert Mak, the author of the books on which both series are made. The new series will focus on the question what changed in Europe during the last twenty years. As part of the project, students will make their own documentary on a topic from the series, which means they will have to do their own research on history and learn to communicate it to others. There will…
Starting of cooperation with makers TV Documentary “In Europe Now”
Introducing our New Executive Director – How to make EUROCLIO future proof? 
21 May 2019

Introducing our New Executive Director – How to make EUROCLIO future proof? 

During the board meeting in Gdansk this April, the EUROCLIO Board signed a Management Agreement with Steven Stegers, appointing him as Executive Director, with a mandate until 2021. What does this mean for our organization? I talked to Steven about his proudest moment at EUROCLIO, and how he aims to make our organization future-proof, as was asked by the Board in the vacancy. Having been involved with EUROCLIO since 2006, Steven has witnessed our organization change over the years. ‘The scope of EUROCLIOs work has changed significantly over the years’ he explains: ‘When I started to work at EUROCLIO, we worked mostly on a national and regional level. There were less projects, but the projects that we did have were…

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21 May 2019

General Assembly 2019: new board composition and new members

On 6 April the 2019 General Assembly took place in Gdansk, Poland. The EUROCLIO General Assembly votes on the election of board members, Full and Associated Membership, internal rules and statutes changes. This year resulted in a new board composition, 2 new associated members and 1 new full member being voted in. The General Assembly voted for a new board composition. After finishing his second and final term, Board President Mire Mladenovski finished his board membership. Paolo Ceccoli has taken over the role of President. Board Secretary Sinéad Fitzsimons decided not to stand for re-election after her first term and also finished her board membership this Assembly. Two new board members were voted in: Denis Detling from Croatia will take…
General Assembly 2019: new board composition and new members
16 May 2019

Football Makes History* : Addressing the Inclusion of National Minorities

From the 2nd to the 5th of May, the 2rd Short-Term Staff Training for the Football Makes History project took place in Bucharest, Romania. The Training was organised by the Romanian Football Federation, one of the partners in the Project. 28 enthusiastic developers from all over Europe met in the capital city of Romania for this meeting, which focused on the inclusion of national minorities, both in football and in public life in general. Presentations on this topic, which is of high relevance within the Romanian context, were given by the Florin Sari, CSR Manager of the Romanian Football Federation, and by Ms. Lacziko Eniko Katalin, State Secretary for Interethnic Minorities. During the meeting, developers presented the topics that they…
Football Makes History* : Addressing the Inclusion of National Minorities
Football Makes History*: Third Transnational Project Meeting in Bucharest
16 May 2019

Football Makes History*: Third Transnational Project Meeting in Bucharest

The 3rd Transnational Project Meeting for the Football Makes History project took place in Bucharest, Romania on the 6th of May 2019. The partner organisations: Anne Frank House, EUROCLIO, Eintracht Frankfurt Museum, Evenzo Consultancy, Fare Network and the Romanian Football Federation, met in order to discuss the development of the project and further develop the strategy to successfully bring the project to fruition. An evaluation of the Short-Term Staff training that took place from the 2nd -5th of May in Bucharest was performed, and specific intellectual outcomes of the project were discussed. Among them, the results of the survey for the Needs Assessment were analysed, the design of the Policy Recommendations was presented and the tentative design of the Public…
16 Apr 2019

Historiana: Building Transnational Source Collections

Historiana Editor-in-Chief, Bob Stradling, recently gave a presentation at our Annual Conference in Poland in which he presented an overview of the development of the Historiana website and ongoing efforts to create more transnational source collections for use by history educators. He began with a retrospective look at the stages of development of the Historiana website. This commenced with the inception of the idea for a website for history educators in the early 2000s and was bolstered in 2013 by the formation of a partnership with Europeana - a collection of online sources from many libraries, archives, museums and other institutions around Europe with over 50 million digitised books, music, artworks and other sources. Historiana’s development continued with the creation…
Historiana: Building Transnational Source Collections

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