EUROCLIO‘s Summer School Albania 2017

Going Beyond Pride and Pain? ‘History that Connects the Balkans’ - 3rd Annual Regional Summer School

 

In 2017, EUROCLIO organised the third regional summer school together with the Association of History Educators of Albania (ALBNA). The general theme for the Summer School was ‘Going Beyond Pride and Pain’. Recently in the Balkan region, history education is utilised to reflect the past achievements of the nation (pride), and stress the injustice inflicted upon the nation by others (pain). During the Summer School the aim was to develop a new look on one’s own history in the Balkan region.

With the summer school, EUROCLIO and the Association of History Educators of Albania (ALBNA) sought to provide transnational transfer of knowledge and experience.  Through lectures, workshops, discussion groups and study visits, heritage/history educators, researchers and policy makers were stimulated to implement innovative teaching practices in their classroom and/or institute to work towards a framework for common approach for dealing with history. Participants improved their knowledge of cultures and got acquainted with new educational contents, services, and methods.

Education Partnership for Advocacy, Capacity-Building and Transformation: Public Report

EUROCLIO Project Updates , , ,

Within the Education Partnership for Advocacy, Capacity-Building and Transformation (ePACT) project, 6 national Peer-Training events will be organised in close cooperation with our 6 local partners in the Western Balkans. To prepare for these meetings, the national coordinators together joined forces with additional members from the associations for a Preparatory Meeting integrated in the second Regional Summer School in Lovćen, Montenegro from 12-17 July 2016. The coordinators discussed the timeline and planning of the upcoming national events that are designed to get valuable feedback to the Regional Needs Assessment that is planned within the ePACT project, on a national level. The survey for the Needs Assessment is planned to be disseminated in early 2017 and already received feedback from regional experts during the first Standing Working Group meeting on History Education in Vienna (June, 2016). Now project researchers Dea Marić and Rodoljub Jovanović hosted another feedback session to the survey during the summer school.

 

Download the public report by clicking this link: Report Preparatory Meeting National Peer-training Events ePACT

Call for Papers- Human Rights Education – The Georg Arnhold International Summer School 2016

Call for Papers 

Georg Arnhold International Summer School on Education for Sustainable Peace 2016

Braunschweig, Germany from July 25 to 30, 2016

Human Rights Education in Secondary School Settings:Theories, Practices

The Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research (GEI) and Teachers College of Columbia University, USA, announced the 3rd Georg Arnhold International Summer School, which will critically explore theories and practices of human rights education (HRE) at the secondary school level.  The Georg Arhnold program has a special interest in post-conflict and transitional societies promoting rights and fundamental freedoms.

The GEI and Teachers College thus invite original contributions that draw upon diverse context, theories, and methods to shed new light on questions including, but not restricted to, the following issues:

  1. HRE Pedagogies and the Challenges of Human Rights
  2. HRE Policies and Teaching Practices
  3. Traditional and Nontraditional Learning Tools
  4. Teacher Preparation and Training in HRE

Fore more information clik here

Apply now for “Democracy at School” Summer Academy in Poland

In the summer of 2016 a new Regional Summer Academy Democracy at School is organised by the Council of Europe, the Polish Ministry of National Education, the Centre for Education Development Poland and the European Wergeland Centre, and  the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This year the training is located in Sulejowek/Warsaw, Poland and the deadline to apply  is Friday 18 March.

This training programme is dedicated to building a democratic and inclusive culture in schools in the Eastern Partnership countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine), Poland and Russia through strengthening the competences of education professionals and community actors.

It is a great opportunity for school heads, teachers, civil society organisations, teacher training institutions and parents’ representatives to learn practical tools and strategies on how to create a more inclusive school environment.

For more information, check the website or see the flyer below.

Georgian-German Summer School on Mass Graves held in Tbilisi

From the 14th to the 23rd of September DVV-International has – in cooperation with the German foundations Bundesstiftung zur Aufarbeitung der SED-Diktatur and Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge– conducted a Georgian-German summer school in Tbilisi dealing with the topic “Stalin era mass graves”.

Twenty students from Georgia and Germany accompanied by several experts from both countries – among them Dr. Ulrich Mählert, head of the academic sector of the Bundesstiftung, and well-known Prof. Dr. Jörg Baberowski from the Humboldt University in Berlin – met in Georgia’s capital to discuss the problems and challenges which the Georgian society has to face – as soon as any mass graves are found on Georgian ground. The mixture of sophisticated lectures, joint trips around the city and to presumably sites of mass graves as well as the collective gathering around Georgian food and wine helped to create a fruitful atmosphere of mutual exchange of knowledge and opinions between the students of both countries.

Augsburg University History Didactics Chair Hosts EUROCLIO at East China Normal University Shanghai Summer School

More than twenty Chinese students, history teachers and doctoral candidates visited the Chair of History Didactics at Augsburg University from 29 June until 11 July to take part in the first German-Chinese Summer School on Public History. EUROCLIO Director Jonathan Even-Zohar joined the summer school for two days and contributed to the programme with a discussion on the role of civil society and hisotry education across borders, as well as a series of talks with prominent University representatives.

The Summer School was planned by Prof. Dr. Meng Zhongjie, Vice Dean of the History Faculty at East China Normal University (ECNU) in Shanghai, and Prof. Dr. Susanne Popp with her team at the Chair of History Didactics at Augsburg University. Its aim was to discuss and develop ideas in the broad field of historical culture in research and mediation in a representative, diverse, theoretical and practically oriented way.

One objective was to look at the differences, similarities, perspectives, theoretical concepts and practical models of modern history mediation in two systems, which are politically, socially and culturally completely different.

The Summer School program included presentations, workshops, excursions and visits to school lessons. The main topics for these activities were the methods, media and institutions of history mediation in Germany and Europe. Another focal point was history teaching in schools providing general education; here participants of the Summer School concentrated on the basics and characteristics of history as a subject in schools, as well as the teaching aims, methods and media used in the lessons and the school books by comparing their use in Germany and China.

The concepts of memorial cultures in Germany were looked at, using the National Socialism, the holocaust and the Second World War as the topics of mediation. During visits to the memorial site at the former concentration camp in Dachau, and several places in Nuremberg participants discussed the ways Germany handles its historical responsibility.

The EU-project EMEE, which is looking into the contemporary history mediation in museums, provided an insight into conventional and modern concepts of museological history mediation. These insights as well as other museum and exhibition concepts were explored in numerous visits to museums in Augsburg, Munich, Nuremberg and Berlin.

The last aspect, which was discussed during the summer school, was the media of history education, particularly popular history magazines. The University of Augsburg was able to contribute to this aspect by using the results of the EU-research project EHISTO, which was completed successfully in 2014. Additionally, Dr. Stefan Bergmann, the editor-in-chief of DAMALS – one of Germany’s leading history magazines – provided further insight into the development of popular history magazines. The program of the Summer School was completed by lecturers from both Augsburg and Shanghai, and experts from Bremen, Berlin and Milan. The organizers were very happy that EUROCLIO-director Dr. Jonathan Even-Zohar visited the Summer School to present EUROCLIO and to have a discussion with the participants.

The Summer School is sponsored by the Gesellschaft der Freunde der Universität Augsburg e.V., the Deutsch-Chinesische Gesellschaft Augsburg e.V., the Huangshan Publishing House, Shanghai and the East China Normal University (ECNU) Shanghai.

1st Regional “History that Connects” Summer School Enables Regional Cooperation

The “History that Connects” Summer School was a regional summer school bringing educators and experts in history and cultural heritage from the countries of South East Europe. More than 70 people participated the training. The theme of the summer school was “Rethinking On-Site Learning to Find the Global in the Local”. It was organised by EUROCLIO in cooperation with all its regional Member Associations and the RCC Taskforce on Culture and Society. The event is considered to be a platform for capacity building, in-service trainings, networking and sharing of expertise. The training was important for targeting educators and experts who come from the countries that have been in conflict with one another. The event was also very important for EUROCLIO because for the first time a summer school was organised and carried out. A full report, including follow-up actions, is expected later in September, wheras a mini-documentary on the experiences of participants will come in time for the winter holidays. For more information, please contact Jonathan Even-Zohar (jonathan@euroclio.eu).

1st Regional “History that Connects” Summer School Enables Regional Cooperation

The “History that Connects” Summer School was a regional summer school bringing educators and experts in history and cultural heritage from the countries of South East Europe. More than 70 people participated the training. The theme of the summer school was “Rethinking On-Site Learning to Find the Global in the Local”. It was organised by EUROCLIO in cooperation with all its regional Member Associations and the RCC Taskforce on Culture and Society. The event is considered to be a platform for capacity building, in-service trainings, networking and sharing of expertise. The training was important for targeting educators and experts who come from the countries that have been in conflict with one another. The event was also very important for EUROCLIO because for the first time a summer school was organised and carried out. A full report, including follow-up actions, is expected later in September, wheras a mini-documentary on the experiences of participants will come in time for the winter holidays. For more information, please contact Jonathan Even-Zohar (jonathan@euroclio.eu)

EUROCLIO presents History that Connects Programme during Georg Arnhold Summer school

From 21 until 27 June the second international Georg Arnhold Summer School on Education for Sustainable Peace took place in Braunschweig, Germany. The summer school was organized by the Georg Eckert Institute [www.gei.de] in partnership with the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) on the theme of “Transitional Justice and Education: Engaging Children and Youth in Justice and Peacebuilding through Educational Media, Curricula and Outreach”. EUROCLIO Project Manager Judith Geerling participated in the summer school that brought together 20 participants – combining civil society practitioners and researchers that were coming from all over the world to present their research and work on the theme. She discussed the specific role of history education for sustainable peace and transitional justice processes, and presented the work of EUROCLIO, specifically the History that Connects Programme in the Balkans, and established useful contacts for future cooperation.