What is a graphic novel? How could graphic novels be used as a source of engaging with history in the classroom? What are existing novels that look at history through a critical lens? How do we tell stories of difficult pasts through this medium? How might you go about creating your own graphic novels? This is an introductory workshop that will discuss some of these questions with space for brief activities with participants.

Simultaneous translations from English are offered in Sinhala and Tamil. Ensure to join through the desktop application to access these channels.

Workshop Leaders:
Misko Stanisic is a co-founder of Terraforming, an NGO based in Novi Sad in Serbia. Since 2008 he has developed educational methodologies and teaching materials in the field of teaching about the Holocaust and combating antisemitism, anti-gypsyism and other forms of xenophobia, combining best practices in contemporary pedagogy with new-media technologies.

Irushi Tennekoon is an illustrator, animator and educator based in Sri Lanka. She has a background in English Studies with a particular academic interest in graphic memoirs and teaches at the University of Colombo. Most recently she produced an animated series ‘Animate Her’ on exceptional female role models working and living in Sri Lanka.

Join us online via Zoom 25 September 12:30 CEST (16:00 Colombo).