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In light of the persistent situation, we have decided that in order to ensure the health and safety of our participants, the Annual Conference “Controversy and Disagreement in the Classroom” will take place online over the month of November.

This innovative solution will allow us to maintain the ambitious programme while ensuring safety and it will allow participation for those who wouldn’t have been able to join us in Belgrade. You can find the up-to-date programme, our FAQ and how to register for the workshops of your choice on the event page of the Annual Conference on our website.

We look forward to seeing you online!
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'Past Times - Talking and Teaching History' is a monthly podcast series for and by history educators. The aim of the podcast is to discuss topics and ideas that are relevant for the teaching of history, to inspire each other and learn from some of the great minds that are part of our community. Launched in June, the first episode featured Prof. Sam Wineburg and a discussion on history and digital media literacy. 

In our latest episode "History under threat" we look at persecution and censorship  of history and ask ourselves why historians are so dangerous to so many different regimes.  We zoom in on the current developments in Brazil under President Bolsonaro and talk with Prof. Antoon de Baets, founder of the Network of Concerned Historians.

Tune in and subsribe on Anchor, Spotify, Overcast, Google, Apple - and many more!
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Virtual Discussion 



On 2 September 2020, the world is marking the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. The War remains one of the most painful and conflicting episodes of the European nations’ memories. Joining the efforts of our partner organisation the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum we are pleased to invite you to an online panel discussion on how WWII is remembered across our Continent. Taking the short film “Clash of Memories: 75 Years after the End of WWII in Europe” as a starting point, the discussion will tackle the current conflicts of memories and how this is reflected in education.  Is a unified history (textbook) even possible?

The panel discussion will take place on Wednesday 2 September at 16:00 CEST and will be moderated by EuroClio's Executive Director Steven Stegers. 

Register online!
 In Memoriam - Ljiljana Lazarević-Nedović

On 24 August 2020, Ljiljana Lazarević-Nedović, sadly passed away at the age of 47. Ljiljana was a EuroClio Ambassador and co-founder of the Serbian Association for Social History – Euroclio. She has been an author and coordinator in several EuroClio projects in the Balkans, including the very first ones, when trust (which stimulated friendships as well as professional standards) still had to be built.

In 2003, not even ten years after the Yugoslav Wars, she, together with Emina Živković, were courageous and enthusiastic project managers, daring to start working with colleagues from Bosnia and Croatia. With her soft but firm approach, she contributed in the building of bridges among history educators from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, and other former Yugoslav countries. Their common work resulted in many wonderful professional development seminars, highly acclaimed publications, and a strong and lasting regional professional network. 

Ljiljana was always pleasant and gentle in all our common work, and the joy on her face during the moments of relaxation, with regional music and laughter, and “mixing” will be remembered. The EuroClio community will dearly miss her.
Attention! Email scams and phishing attempts in EuroClio's name

We are unfortunately experiencing attempts at phishing or scams where unknown people pose as the EuroClio President (or other EuroClio functions) asking for money.  Please note that we do not ask for money in this manner. We urge you to be cautious and to verify that email addresses are legitimate before responding.

The emails will typically begin with sentences such as "I need your urgent assistance" or similar and after a short exchange money will be requested. The emails will be sent by accounts created in gmail or other popular email services and with names such as "assocboardpres2021@gmail.com". The scammers will create these accounts in the names of real people associated with EuroClio, including our President Riitta Mikkola. 

If you do receive such phishing attempts, please report and mark them as phishing attempts with your email provider or notify the EuroClio Secretariat if you are in doubt.
Our latest blog posts

Interview: Parallel histories

History teachers everywhere are grappling with the subject of how to handle controversial history in the classroom (incidentally also the theme of this year’s Annual Conference). We met with Michael Davies and Theo Cohen to talk about their project Parallel Histories, a UK-based educational charity aiming to change the way we study the history of conflict.

Read the interview here.
 

Contested Histories makes news in Chile!

When Chileans came out to the streets protesting against inequality and poor living conditions, statues became the epicentre of the riots. From Spanish conquerors to Chilean military commanders, several examples throughout the country revealed how statues matter, especially in times of crisis.

Read the full article here.
 

Conversation: Maria Grever on dealing with the past

Looking back at her illustrious career, recently retired Professor Maria Grever can not only be proud of her achievements, but also rest assured that her work is especially relevant today. Professor Grever and her team have relentlessly investigated how people deal with the past, including what and why they remember and celebrate.

Read the full article here.
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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