How to teach the history of recent wars that is often considered not to be history yet, but is remembered in so many different ways, and has been investigated in great detail in the context of transitional justice? This is the main question the project seeks to answer by investing in a unique partnership among teachers and their associations from former Yugoslavia, in which transnational teams will collaboratively create a free ready-to-use learning resource about the 1990s Yugoslav wars.
This resource explores how this history should be addressed in a multi-perspective way; how war impacts developed societies and everyday life and to what extent history educators can also address current wars across the world through the lens of the experiences in the wars of the 1990s.
The project aims to contribute to the field of European remembrance through raising the awareness among teachers, students and pupils that common approaches to the very sensitive past are possible, so that they may raise awareness in their countries that common remembrance is possible.
In order to raise awareness and stimulate discourse about the remembrance of the Yugoslav Wars, International Students of History Association (ISHA) will be organizing the following local events for students and educators in the months of November and December 2017. These events are organised in close cooperation with EUROCLIO, and aim to promote a multi-perspective approach to these sensitive historical issues.
At the ISHA event in Maribor, participants filled in a survey meant to analyze how the 1990s Yugoslav Wars are remembered and commemorated across Europe. The report which analyses the results is available to download here.
For a concise overview of all activities for this project, click here.
Below you will find reports for the remaining public events: