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Webinar series on Decolonising History

Starting 16 April and wrapping up 18 May, EuroClio will spend a month focusing its activities on decolonisation. This dedicated webinar series will include lectures, workshops, and networking events diving deep into the topic of decolonising history.

While we have received an unprecedented number of registrations to our webinar series, there are still seats left and we encourage everyone to sign up! We kick off with a keynote lecture by Prof. Peter D'Sena on 16 April, but there are plenty other opportunities ahead... See you online!

On 23 April, David Rawlings and members of the CARGO collective of artists will host a workshop on the CARGO classroom initiative. The workshop will explore the process of decolonising history in the classroom, as well as what changes we can make to our own practice to teach more decolonised histories.
More info & registrations
General Assembly 2021
Message from the EuroClio President
On the 10th of April 2021, EuroClio held its annual General Assembly. For the second time running, due to the Covid-pandemic, this was done virtually, as a Zoom meeting. Due to the expertise of the EuroClio Secretariat, the General Assembly proceeded smoothly without technical problems. This bears witness to EuroClio’s growing expertise in the field of online conferences, an area that was exploited in the last year with success, and an area EuroClio will continue to work in, since it provides an easy and efficient way of bringing people together from all over Europe. 

This year, Riitta Miikola stepped down as president of EuroClio, after a year where we benefitted from Riitta’s wholehearted involvement and industriousness in promoting the mission and vision of EuroClio. Riitta will be missed after 6 years on the board, but will continue to be involved as a EuroClio ambassador. 

We are lucky to be joined on the EuroClio board by Bistra Stoimenova from Bulgaria and Ute Ackermann Boeros from Cyprus. Both have a long history of involvement with EuroClio and we look forward to working together with them on the board.

We also welcomed two new full member associations: Center for Education and Innovations (CEDIN) from Slovakia and Terraforming from Serbia, as well as got history? from the US who joined us as an Associate Member, who will hopefully benefit from their new relation with EuroClio.

Lars Peter Visti Hansen
President of EuroClio

From 4 to 7 October 2021, the National Committee of Russian Historians will be hosting a World Congress of School History Teachers. The World Congress represents a unique opportunity for history educators to meet colleagues from all across the world and to discuss several key aspects of History Education today. EuroClio has been invited to host several sessions of the Congress and to invite colleagues from Europe to join the event.

We are happy to launch a call for participants to the World Congress of School History Teachers. The call is dedicated both to participants who would like to join the event face-to-face, travelling to Moscow, and to participants who would like to join the event online. The deadline to apply is 16 May 2021. Click here for more information -> 

This interactive webinar uses 14 images from 19th century Europe to show how the E-Learning Builder allows students to create insightful and compelling historical arguments. By using these images, part of a superb source collection of 84 images from 42 BCE to 2019 CE, the webinar will focus on the ways in which women have been represented in Belgium, France, Spain, and the United Kingdom. The webinar, hosted by James Diskant, works to answer the following questions: In what ways can students use this material to make a defensible historical argument? Which tools make more sense to use than others? Why? 

The webinar is free of charge and will take place on 21 April 17:30 CEST.
Click here for more information on the webinar series -> 
Join us online 21 April
Are you interested in inspiring opportunities for inclusive education? The brand new European Compendium of Inspiring Practices on Inclusive and Citizenship Education contains a wealth of ideas on how to approach this issue. The Compendium addresses almost 190 national and international examples across five themes, including European history education. An international editors group was responsible for collecting and portraying these practical examples, among them EuroClio Founder and Special Advisor Joke van der Leeuw-Roord. Read on for an introductory text on the publication -> 

New Podcast Episode: Emotions in the Classroom 

In the latest episode of our very own EuroClio podcast series Past Times: Talking and teaching history, we speak with history teacher Dr. Amaia Lamikiz from Spain and Prof. Michalinos Zembylas from Cyprus on the place and role of emotions in history education. Should we encourage emotions as a tool for teaching or are they "in the way", clouding the vision of both teacher and student? What strategies are available for teachers when emotions do arise? Click here to listen or find us on Spotify, Google Podcast & other podcast services.
Our latest articles & reviews
"Good source criticism always bypasses good misinformation, this is especially crucial at the moment as the media is not trusted and dismissed as unreliable and hostile." Michel Letteboer is currently a history teacher in the Netherlands. In his youth, Michel was involved with the extreme right. He talked to EuroClio about his experience with radicalisation, de-radicalisation and the role history education has played in his life. Read on for the full interview -> 

Decolonising Literary Canons and Fostering Multiperspectivity through Fiction: why Nella Larsen’s “Passing” should be used in history education

Nella Larsen’s ‘Passing’ was first published in 1929. The title refers to the practice of “racial passing” which meant crossing the colour line between blacks and whites. The attempt to claim recognition in a different racial group than the one people belonged to was a quite common practice in the US of the 1920s. In tune with our thematic focus on decolonising history, we review a classic of the Haarlem Renaissance and how it can be used in history education. Read on for the full review -> 
Historiana Updates
We are continuously working to expand our collections of free historical content on the Historiana portal.  Here's a sneak peak of three recent lesson plans from our Football Makes History project:
EuroClio - European Association of History Educators supports the development of responsible and innovative history, citizenship and heritage education by promoting critical thinking, multi-perspectivity, mutual respect, and the inclusion of controversial issues. Read more

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