Voices

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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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‘I Don’t Want to Influence You, But…’

Frans Van Rumpt

On November 13 Jonathan Even-Zohar, the director of EUROCLIO, posted an article on Facebook about Frank Navarro, a Californian history teacher who got suspended for holding a lesson in which he examined parallels between the rise of Trump, and the German Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler. Jonathan asked himself and his […]

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A Comprehensive and Absorbing Narrative: Iron Kingdom. The Rise and Downfall of Prussia, 1600-1947

Joke Van der Leeuw-Roord

It is strange how my historical interest has developed over time. During my studies, I focused on social economic history of the 19th century and got a flavor for what in Groningen was called ‘contemporary history’, the period after 1945 till the present-day. In my time as history teacher, I […]

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Rethinking Education

EUROCLIO Secretariat

Joke van der Leeuw-Roord speaking about History Heritage, Education and Citizenship Education through the lenses of the EUROCLIO Community during the Life Long Learning Week 2016. On 11 October 2016 founder and special advisor of EUROCLIO, Joke van der Leeuw-Roord was part of the panel during the event “Rethinking Education: […]

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Understanding Historical Time

Marjan De Groot-Reuvekamp

On the occasion of the presentation of 20 new NWO PhD scholarships, on 12 September 2016, I was interviewed by the Secretary of State for Education, Sander Dekker. The interview was about my research: Improving the understanding of historical time for pupils between 6-12 years old. Understanding of historical time […]

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History Teachers Association of Northern Ireland Launches!

EUROCLIO Secretariat

The History Teachers Association of Northern Ireland held its launch event on 23 September 2016. The content below is written by leader of Press output of the association, Alice Johnson, and serves as a report of the event, the contextualisation of history teaching in UK’s educational environment, and the creation […]

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