Updates on the “E-Story: Media and History” Project

Various things are going on in the “E-Story: Media and History” project, in which specialists in history and media education from different organisations from Hungary, Italy, Poland, Slovenia, Spain, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom have combined their efforts to see how history education can help young people acquire media literacy competences. This project poster gives an overview of the project at a glance.

First results

The first results of the project are now accessible online. This includes the first round of an online observatory on how history is represented on TV and internet in the partner countries. Another output is the digital learning environment, or e-Workshop, that the partners have developed.

Current developments

A second round of the observatory in which history on TV and internet is analysed is still in progress, and will be available later this year. The first steps of another outcome of the project, the development of resources that will be published online, including teaching strategies, have also been taken. These and other developments within the project, as well as the next steps, were all discussed during the transnational project meeting in Logroño, Spain, which took place in April. Read more about this meeting here.

Three key aspects of the E-Story website, where all the results of the project will come together and will be freely available

Other developments that are currently in progress are the collection of media literacy competence models from numerous different countries. By collecting these, the partners want to analyse which competences are seen as media literacy competences in different countries, so that they can agree on a model of competences on which they will base the project results. For example, the teaching strategies that will be developed will then be based on this media literacy competences model. This way, the final aim of the project becomes even more clear and concrete.

Finally, the partners have already started to look forward to the next, final project meeting in The Hague, in 2018, which will be organised by EuroClio.

For more information on this project, you can visit the website www.E-Story.eu, or subscribe to the newsletter by sending an email to Steven Stegers at steven@euroclio.eu.

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Panel Discussion on Agreements and Disagreements in the Mediterranean: History Education and Historical Account

On 14 March 2016 EuroClio Board Member Paolo Ceccoli from Instituto Parri (Bologna, Italy) attended to the panel discussion on "Agreements and Disagreements: New studies and its tall tales (16th- 21st centuries)" hold in Barcelona. The initiative, organised in the research programme framework "MediTerraneum: An historical perspective of the regional interconnections of the Mediterranean and Europe" (METE) has been jointly promoted by the Institut d' Historia Jaume Vives (University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona) and Casa de Velazquez. During the meeting three important discussions took place:

  • The State of the Art in Mediterranean history
  • Historical Account on the Mediterranean between science and geopolitics
  • Mediterranean history in education and society nowadays

Speakers emerged into the several discussions concerning Mediterranean history, different narrative approaches and dissemination. Paolo presentend EuroClio's mission which states a multiperspective, responsible and innovative history education and its possible application into this Mediterranean history education approach.

One of the main conslusions of the meeting was to involve teachers and scholars from all the Mediterranean shores to enable more innovative and responsible history education in the region.

 

“Media and History” Project Starts in Piacenza, Italy

On 9 and 10 February 2016, an intermediate transnational meeting took place in Piacenza (Italy) for the “Media and History” project. In the project, specialists in history and media education from Hungary, Italy, Poland, Slovenia, Spain, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom work together to encourage history educators to use multimedia resources to help students become more media literate. The team, consisting of representatives of all the participating countries, has made important decisions on the next steps for the project. EuroClio was represented by Steven Stegers and Laura Steenbrink. In the upcoming months, we mainly focus our attention on the observatory and the digital learning environment. All team members will provide input for an analysis of how history is represented in television and on the web in the different project countries and, if possible, comparisons will be made.

More information is available on the website of the project and on the Facebook page of the project.