The latest EuroClio collaborative educational publication “Once Upon A Time … We Lived Together: Joint Work in a Multiperspective Approach” is now available in 8 languages, for free in full, downloadable PDF Book format.
‘Once Upon A Time … We Lived Together’ was publically launched by Chief Editor Bojana Dujkovic-Blagojevic at the 21st EuroClio Annual Conference in Ohrid, Macedonia, and is the main outcome of the History that Connects project ‘How to Teach Sensitive and Controversial History in the Countries of Former Yugoslavia’ (2011-2014). It contains 23 innovative exemplar workshops focusing on some of the most sensitive and controversial topics of regional history between 1900-1945, with contributions from educators of all seven project countries (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia).
In October, the current EuroClio project in the Black Sea Region “Sharing History, Cultural Dialogues” has entered the stage of piloting and peer review of the edited versions of the teaching modules developed in the framework of the project.
A series of secondary schools and history and citizenship educators in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine are cooperating in the process of piloting and peer review of the modules. Piloting and peer review are being streamlined with several guiding questions which will be in the end reviewed by the Editorial team in preparing the modules for the final publication.
The piloting and peer review will continue until the end of 2014 and will be followed with the final editing, translation, design and respectively the printing of the publication. Between 5-7 November the Coordinators of the project convened in Kiev to jointly discuss the next steps in the project.
On 25-28 May 2014, Dean Smart (United Kingdom) and Olha Pedan-Slyepukhina (Ukraine) revisited Yerevan to follow-up their spring meeting with the authors in Armenia. They worked individually with the authors on their thematic modules for the Sharing History, Cultural Dialogues publication. This final step in the authors’ support process will lead to the pre-final versions of the modules, which will be reviewed during the final editing meeting in Chisinau, Moldova, in the beginning of July.
At the end of February and the beginning of March, the first three mentoring meetings of the Sharing History, Cultural Dialogues project took place in Baku (Azerbaijan), Tbilisi (Georgia), and Chisinau (Moldova). The work sessions invited the authors of the different thematic modules, who are now finalizing their contributions to the publication, to get additional feedback and support. For this important step in the editorial process, mentors Tamara Eidelman (Russia), Iryna Kostyuk (Ukraine), and Mare Oja (Estonia) intensively reviewed the work of the previous months and met with the authors to discuss how to refine the materials even more. Together with the Azerbaijani, Georgian, and Moldovan authors, the mentors reviewed 18 modules which will form part of a coherent publication with innovative and ready-to-use content. The mentoring process will continue with a similar visit to Armenia during the second weekend of March.
On 14 January Sharing History, Cultural Dialogues project coordinators met with Wim van Meurs (Radboud University Nijmegen), who was proposed as External Reviewer for the educational resources of the project. He showed a positive interest in the project, and accepted the proposal. His experience with and understanding of history teaching in the region will contribute to the development of a successful publication. He will review the final publication of the project and assist with issues of historical sensitivity, where necessary. EuroClio is delighted to have him on board in the project.
Lviv, Ukraine on 4-7 October 2012
EuroClio Coordinators are planning the 1st Regional Seminar of ‘Sharing History, Cultural Dialogues’ Project. This seminar aims at reaching an agreement on the parameters for the common publication based on input from the round-table discussions, trainings and reflections during the seminar, building on experience from key people from previous projects and transfer key elements learned to the Sharing History, Cultural Dialogues themes, discussing and reflect on innovative methodologies and identify historical themes and topic related to culture that are relevant across the project countries, plan the work of the next semester of the project. The seminar will be attended by 49 participants from 5 project countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine), EuroClio Coordinators, as well as International Trainers from Turkey, Russia, Ukraine and Balkans. The programme of the seminar is filled with a number of active workshops, project presentations, ice-breaking activity, On-site Learning activities etc.
The first Regional Seminar of ‘Sharing History, Cultural Dialogues’ Project is organized by EuroClio in close cooperation with All-Ukrainian Association of Teachers of History, Civic Education and Social Studies in Ukraine (NOVA DOBA). This seminar aims at agreeing on the parameters for the common publication of the project based on input from the round-table discussions, trainings and reflections during the seminar, building on experiences from key people from previous projects and transferring key elements learned to the Sharing History, Cultural Dialogues themes, discussing and reflecting on innovative methodologies and identifying historical themes and topic related to culture that are relevant across the project countries and finally planning the work of the next semester. The seminar will be attended by around 50 History Teachers from Project countries such as Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. The programme of the seminar is filled with active workshop, trainings, panel presentations, round-table discussions which aim at sharing experiences from previous EuroClio Projects, deciding on a common framework, gathering inputs of all seminar participants. The participants will also get a chance to discover culture and history of a beautiful medieval city of Lviv during the programme. For more information about this visit and the project contact Aysel Gojayeva.