EUROCLIO is pleased to announce that the registration deadline for the 23rd Annual Conference “Remembering the Difficult Past through History and Heritage Education” (19-24 March 2016, Belfast) has been extended to 1 January 2016! If you’ve missed your chance to register before, you can do so by filling out the Google form here.
Your registration will definitely be worthwhile, as the conference programme has by now been enriched with an attendance of Northern Ireland Minister for Education John O’Dowd, key-note speeches from several prominent historians, including prof. Tony Gallagher (Queens University), Eamon Phoenix (Stanmillis College), and Philip Orr (historian and author of several books).
Moreover, partnerships with Peace and Reconciliation organizations Corymeela and Nerve Centre form a true asset to the on-site learning programme, whereas partnerships with National Museums Northern Ireland and Ulster Museum, as well as Queens University, mean that most of the conference venues are now determined. Ulster University and St Mary’s College are taking a bigger role in the making of the programme. Even more spectacularly, we can announce that the final dinner and reception will be held at the beautiful and historic Belfast City Hall.
More new programme elements are in the making. An updated version of the preliminary programme is available below.
In the meantime, the conference organizers are reviewing the workshop applications. More updates on the workshops will follow in January, but we can already say that the applications show an intriguing and wide array of learning opportunities.
Lastly, we’d like to draw your attention to some attractive accommodation deals for the conference participants. This year, EUROCLIO has chosen not to book accommodation for the participants, to offer some more leeway and flexibility. Information about these deals can be downloaded below. Please visit the conference page for more information.