EUROCLIO (European Association of History Educators) is delighted to announce the official Call for Participation for the 23rd EUROCLIO Annual Conference Professional Development and Training Course on ‘Remembering the Difficult Past through History and Heritage Education’ in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The conference will run from the 19th until 25th March 2016.
Educators from all over the world are invited to apply to participate in one of the most significant history education conferences in Europe.
2016 marks the centenary of two important events in History, namely the Easter Rising and the Battle of the Somme. Both events have come to be seen as key moments in the history of both sides of a divided city. How these issues, amongst others, are taught can provide a number of obstacles for teachers to overcome.
How can we teach controversial history in a responsible manner?
The conference aims to explore this question through an active programme which will engage the participant in workshops, dialogue tables, open spaces, on-site study visits, public debate and reflective and interactive panels. The core group of teachers and heritage educators will be involved in activities that will empower them to engage their students and other target groups in critical debate from multiple perspectives.
Thank you for your interest, please feel free to pass this message on to any contacts you feel may be interested in participating in this event.