We are delighted to announce the call for Workshop Hosts to join us at the Monument(al) Challenges International Workshops in Belgrade, Serbia (April 12-14, 2024).

About the Project Monument(al) Challenges

School classrooms across Europe are continuing to become more and more diverse. At the same time, controversies over contested historical legacies in public spaces worldwide have increasingly led to contestations over cultural heritage and conflicts over the interpretation of national histories. The new EuroClio project Monument(al) Challenges, collaboratively implemented with the Contested Histories Initiative and funded by the European Union, aims to respond to some of the challenges educators across Europe face in teaching history. Specifically, we aim to address teachers’ requirements for resources and training materials that equip them with the skills to discuss sensitive and complex histories, including colonialism and slavery, in their classrooms.

At the beginning of the project, we conducted research to inform the development of a set of educational resources. These resources will include an educational toolkit and various teaching-learning materials consisting of lesson plans, learning strategies, learning activities, and source collections related to contested cultural heritage. These resources will be piloted in school classroom settings and teacher training workshops organised by the Team Members. They will be disseminated to a wider audience through workshops, a webinar series, and an accredited and self-paced online course, all of which aim to further support educators’ professional development.

What are we looking for?

Have you developed teaching and learning materials on contested histories? Have you integrated cultural heritage into your teaching? Do you have experience teaching about dissonant and contested heritage? We are looking for interactive, innovative workshops that deal with contested histories in the classroom. 

Each workshop should last no more than 90 minutes and present ready-to-use teaching methods that participants could apply in their classroom.

How to apply?

You can apply by submitting your workshop title, a short outline of the content (max. 300 words) and the relation to the project topic to secretariat@euroclio.eu by February 29, 2024. All parts of the application must be submitted in English.

We will be selecting a total of 3 workshop hosts for the event. Selections will be made in the first week of March.

What do we offer?

All expenses relating to your travel to/from Belgrade and your accommodation and subsistence costs will be covered.