Voices

The Voices blog is curated by EUROCLIO Ambassadors and history, heritage and citizenship education professionals. Would you like to contribute? Please send us a message!

Book Review: Developing a culture of co-operation when teaching and learning history

EUROCLIO Secretariat

Book Review by Paolo Ceccoli Title: Developing a culture of co-operation when teaching and learning history Author: Council of Europe Year of publication: 2017 Language: English Pages: 313 All school systems are coping today with more or less divided societies. All the history teachers have to deal in their classes […]

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The Fourth Conference of International Federation of Public History in Ravenna 2017

EUROCLIO Secretariat

On behalf of EUROCLIO, we (EUROCLIO ambassador, Vassiliki Sakka, and EUROCLIO board member, Paolo Ceccoli) attended the Fourth Conference of International Federation of Public History (IFPH) which took place in Ravenna, (May 5-9th , 2017). The Conference was a big affair, as there were four sessions per day with 5 […]

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An analysis of history on TV in the Netherlands

EUROCLIO Secretariat

  Written by Laura Steenbrink Edited by Steven Stegers and Will Mason Introduction   As part of the “Media and History. From cinema to the web. Studying, representing and teaching European history in the digital age” project, Laura Steenbrink (with contributions from Rick Hoefsloot, Bjorn Pels, Joyce Schäftlein, Romana Sijakovic […]

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Why Teachers doing Research Matters

Sinéad Fitzsimons

As a teacher, we notice certain trends in our classroom: what makes our students focus, what helps our students understand, what divides our students, what engages them… This kind of information is not always common knowledge, nor is it always common to each classroom. What I have noticed in the […]

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Understanding Historical Time

Marjan De Groot-Reuvekamp

Teachers as Researchers is the first Special Interest Group (SIG) within the EUROCLIO community that is established for individual members, and I hope that many of you will join. For me the combination of being a teacher and a researcher is very enriching. As a lecturer of history education and […]

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Punishment as driver for Colonialism, Tsarist Siberia

Joke Van der Leeuw-Roord

Years ago, during a short Dutch cycling holiday we came in the beautiful old town Zutphen. While walking the town, I found a real bookshop and upon entering the shopkeeper immediately came to me and asked me a little about my reading tastes. He walked away and came back with […]

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Two Very Different Jewish Family Histories: Oliviera and Schlesinger

Joke Van der Leeuw-Roord

When I was still living at my parents’ home our family doctor was Elsa Jesserum d’Oliviera. One of my best friends was her daughter Suzanne Rodrigues Pereira. I was also –very secretly- in love with her brother Rob. As we were also almost neighbours, I frequented their home regularly. I […]

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The German War, a Book That Sometimes Makes You Hold Your Breath

Joke Van der Leeuw-Roord

Interest in the Second World War has been part of my life, as I was born in the shadow of this war and I was made aware of it through many stories of my parents’ family and friends and by its physical legacy in my surroundings. This was similar to […]

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War Allies but Colonial Rivals: Britain, France and the Middle East

Joke Van der Leeuw-Roord

On New Year’s Eve 1956, I watched Television for the first time in my life. It was the annual 1956 news overview of the NTS, the Dutch Broadcasting Corporation. It was a shocking experience, the (very small) screen was full of tanks, bombardments and military planes related to the events […]

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