The goal of the website is to offer teachers – in addition to their national history textbooks – multi-perspective and comparative historical material. The website doesn’t try the give the ‘story of Europe’, but it offers a framework for a European shared history, which can give the scholars a better understanding of the world they live in.
The website is structured by seven themes: Conflict and Cooperation, Ideas and Ideologies, Life and Leisure, People on the Move, Rights and Responsibilities, Work and Technology and the Environment. These themes are relevant for all people, regardless their cultural, ideological or religious background. Within each theme it is possible to look at case studies from various countries. Next to information about Europe’s past Historiana offers many collections of posters, paintings, pictures, historical documents and other primary sources.
We still look for history teachers or other interested people who would like to help us testing the website, and maybe develop new material. You can help by offering ideas for new collections or timelines, or by making case studies. For more information, please contact the EUROCLIO secretariat.