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Focus on decolonising history

Decolonisation of history and history education has been given more and more attention in public and academic discussion in recent years. But what does it actually mean to “decolonise the classroom” or “decolonise the curriculum”? How can it be put into practice, rather than only paying it lip service? In April and May, EuroClio will focus on decolonization with a dedicated webinar series in which we will dive deep into this topic. 

We invite you to explore our short introductory blog post, which discusses the concept of decolonisation in the classroom and the history curriculum, with background information and resources for putting these ideas into practice in your own classroom. Read on for the full article ->

How can we teach about colonialism without resorting to a narrative of victims and perpetrators? How do we account for the impact of colonialism on history curricula? And how can we recognise and challenge our own biases?  

Following the killing of George Floyd and the worldwide Black Lives Matter protests, we have been asking ourselves these questions. We are proud to launch our webinar series and thematic month ‘Decolonising History’, during which we will tackle these key questions for history educators today. Join us online on the 13th, 20th and 30th of April!
More info & registrations
IDEAS OR RESOURCES TO SHARE ON DECOLONISING HISTORY? CONTACT US!
  • Do you have a great lesson plan or practice that you would like to share with colleagues?
  • Have you read a beautiful book that can be used to teach about colonial history, or to make our way of teaching the past more representative of minorities?
  • Have you listened to a great podcast on the topic?
  • Do you know where we can find sources to make our lessons more representative?
  • Would you like more information on the upcoming webinar series?
If your answer to any of these questions is yes, we would like to know more! Please email us at secretariat@euroclio.eu. We will be in touch as soon as possible.
News & Opportunities
Sharing European Histories publication
After an eventful year of virtual development and training with highly-motivated educators and researchers across Europe, the Sharing European Histories project is proud to present its first publication. The 120-page book – composed of five innovative strategies for teaching multi-perspective and inclusive history – can be found at sharingeuropeanhistories.eu. The team expects to publish the strategies in an additional 10 languages over the course of the spring. Stay tuned for future training opportunities and an exciting announcement in the coming weeks!
With the pandemic still (!) with us, our 2021 General Assembly will as last year's be organised online. Open to the general public, we invite all members to join us on 10 April at 16:00 CEST. Register here ->

The GA offers our members a chance to discuss the Association's results of the year, the budget for the coming year, and plans for the future. In addition, this year the GA will elect two new board members and vote on three new applications for full memberships. The new prospective full members are Centre for Education and Innovations (Slovakia), Got History (US) and Terraforming (Serbia).  More information ->


New Podcast Episode: The Powers of Historical Knowledge

In the latest episode of our very own EuroClio podcast series Past Times: Talking and teaching history, we speak with Prof. Arthur Chapman and Dr. Maria K. Georgiou about the powers of historical knowledge, highlighting the recent book edited by Prof. Chapman: "Knowing History in Schools: Powerful knowledge and the powers of knowledge". The book includes a chapter co-authored by our two guests and we speak with both about its key concepts, the social justice potential of history education and how the ideas of powerful knowledge can make its way into classroom practice. Click here to listen or find us on Spotify, Google Podcast & other podcast services.
How to deal with contested history?
EuroClio is pleased to announce the launch of the Contested Histories Onsite project!
This project, funded by the EU's Europe for Citizens programme and led by the Memory Studies Association, aims to activate citizens all across Europe to re-approach the memories of a dark past. With online lectures, visual tours and podcast series, Contested Histories Onsite aspires to offer European citizens new tools to assess different contested landmarks of 20th-century Europe. Stay tuned for future updates!
Our latest blogposts
“What I actually want to do is use history to show students: where do we come from, who am I, what is my place in the world?” Read our full interview with the History Teacher of the Year 2020 in the Netherlands, Marianne de Soeten here -> 


Teaching Historical Perspective-Taking:  Colonial Contributions to WWI

We revisit Bridget Martin's webinar (one in a series of Historiana webinars with more to come!) highlighting some of the crucial points we should consider when teaching about colonial contributions to WWI.  Read the full article here -> 
Historiana Updates
We are continuously working to expand our collections of free historical content on the Historiana portal.  Here's a sneak peak of the three latest 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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