War Childhood Museum Foundation (WCM) and International Association for Intercultural Education (IAIE), in collaboration with EuroClio and Step by Step Foundation, are organising the conference Children as Peacemakers in Divided Societies in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina 7-10 October 2023.

The deadline to submit papers for Strand 7: Challenging Dominant Narratives through History Education has been extended to July 1, 2023.

This Conference builds on previous IAIE conferences and focuses on the intersection of intercultural education and peace education. The intersectional approach becomes all the more vital at a time when intolerance and challenges to democratic principles, as well as ongoing wars worldwide, threaten to unravel the fabric of societies everywhere.

Strand 7 calls for papers that examine practical strategies and research exploring questions such as: How can students learn to disagree in the classroom, and bring these skills with them into their everyday lives outside the classroom? How do/should teachers integrate personal views of history? How can “hot” topics be dealt with effectively? What role do emotions play, especially when dealing with sensitive topics? It is anticipated that presentations will be oriented toward practice and theory.

Please click here for the full text of the Call for Papers.