Open Access Book: “History Education and Conflict Transformation” – Mario Carretero

Social representations of history are vital to form a group’s identity. They have a wide social and political impact as they provide some of the cultural contents that accompany identity changes following societal transformations. In Europe, these representations are fragmented between nations or ethnic groups. They elicit group-based emotions that influence behaviours and may lead to intergroup conflicts or reconciliation​

COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is Europe’s longest-running intergovernmental framework for cooperation in science and technology funding cooperative scientific projects called “COST Actions”. With a successful history of implementing scientific networking projects for over 40 years, COST offers scientists the opportunity to embark upon bottom-up, multidisciplinary and collaborative networks across all science and technology domains.

Mario Carretero’s new book “History Education and Conflict Transformation” was published within the context of COST Actions. The book touches upon a wide array of subjects such as the effects, models and implications of history teaching in relation to conflict transformation and reconciliation from a social-psychological perspective. Providing an in-depth exploration of the role of historical narratives, history teaching, history textbooks and the work of civil society organizations in post-conflict societies undergoing reconciliation processes. It reflects on the state of the art at both the international and regional level. As well as dealing with the question of the ‘perpetrator-victim’ dynamic, the book also focuses on the particular context of transition in and out of cold war in Eastern Europe and the post-conflict settings of Northern Ireland, Israel and Palestine and Cyprus. It is also exploring the pedagogical classroom practices of history teaching and a critical comparison of various possible approaches taken in educational praxis. The book will make compelling reading for students and researchers of education, history, sociology, peace and conflict studies and psychology.

As it is one of the final products of the EU COST Action IS 1025, it’s freely accessible online.

More information on COST Actions can be found here.

Final COST ACTION IS1205 Conference: Agents through Time: How Do People “Make History”?

In the framework of Cost Action IS1205 “Social Psychological dynamics of historical representations in the enlarged European Union” an international conference is organised by the Department of Psychology in collaboration with the Department of History and the Centre for Irish-German Studies, from University of Limerick.

The international conference “Agents through Time: How Do People “Make History”?” is organized in the framework of Cost Action IS1205 “Social Psychological dynamics of historical representations in the enlarged European Union”. The conference is hosted and organized by the Department of Psychology in collaboration with the Department of History and the Centre for Irish-German Studies, from University of Limerick.

This conference has 3 main objectives:

  • To create interdisciplinary dialogue
  • To disseminate research findings on core themes of interest
  • To generate knowledge and discussions between academics and stakeholders

For the preliminary programme go to this page.

“Agents Through Time” Submitting Papers Deadline Extended until 28 March

The deadline for submitting papers to the conference “Agents through Time: How Do People “Make History”? has been extended until 28 March 2016!

This conference will focus on the relevance of history in contemporary people’s lives. How history is being represented contributes to shaping current ethnic, national and European identities. Representations of history elicit group-based emotions that influence behaviours and may lead to intergroup conflicts or reconciliation in Europe and beyond.

The organisers are inviting submissions of individual presentations, poster presentations, or symposia/panels.

For submitting your paper click  here.

To see the previous call posted on EUROCLIO’s website click here.

 

 

 

 

 

Call for papers: Agents through Time: How Do People “Make History”?

International Conference | July 7-8, 2016

Call for Papers | March 20, 2016

In the framework of Cost Action IS1205 “Social Psychological dynamics of historical representations in the enlarged European Union” an international conference is organised by the Department of Psychology in collaboration with the Department of History and the Centre for Irish-German Studies, from University of Limerick.

The conference “Agents through Time: How Do People “Make History”?” will focus on the relevance of history in contemporary people’s lives. How history is being represented contributes to shaping current ethnic, national and European identities. Representations of history elicit group-based emotions that influence behaviours and may lead to intergroup conflicts or reconciliation in Europe and beyond.

The organisers are inviting submissions of individual presentations, poster presentations, or symposia/panels.

The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 20 March 2016 and can be done here. The deadline for conference registration is 25 May 2016.