In cooperation with the British Library, EuroClio organized a Historiana Learning Team Meeting from 10 to 12 January in London to discuss the progress of the EuropeanaCreative History Education Pilot, test the Analysis of Visual Sources and Compare and Contrast tools for the Historiana website, edit material from the History that Connects the Western Balkans projects and create ideas for exemplar Learning Activities.

The first day of the conference evolved around the demonstration and testing of the apps that are developed by Webtic for the Historiana website: the compare and contrast tool and the analysis of visual sources tool. During this day the team was strengthened with the presence of Henning Scholz (EuropeanaCreative), Susanne Tremml (Austrian National Library), and Jiri Frank (National Museum in Prague) who are all involved in the EuropeanaCreative project, and James Mark from the University of Exeter.

The other two days were used to further develop the Learning Section of Historiana that is currently constructed. Denis Detling presented the module he developed for the History that Connects the Western Balkans project and the team (existing of Ineke Veldhuis-Meester, Benny Christensen & Helen Snelson) together with EuroClio Deputy-Director Steven Stegers and Project Manager Judith Geerling discussed how this module and other material from the project could be best edited to feature on the Historiana website. Furthermore, the Learning Team developed some good ideas for exemplar Learning Activities to show how the apps and material of Historiana can be used in the classroom.

The apps and Learning Activities will be launched before the summer, so keep an eye on the Historiana website! If you are interested to contribute to Historiana, please contact Judith Geerling. You can also help develop the Historina website by joining the International Training Seminar “History beyond Textbooks” in London 12-17 April. Registration via this link.