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Another Brick in the Wall is an international conference that  will take place in Amsterdam (Piet Mondriaanstraat 140) from the 11-15 November 2019.

This year, EuroClio is chairing a strand for this event for the first time! The strand will focus on “Multiperspectivity in History Teaching”.  The conference will bring together academics and practitioners.

Over the last 25 years, the term multiperspectivity has gained importance in history education and has been a key concept for the work of organizations such as EuroClio. On the one hand, advocates find that a multiperspective approach is the only way to respect the complex and multi-layered nature of history amongst diverse societies.

On the other hand, critics fear that a multiperspective approach may lead to relativism and the denial of established facts. In practice, educators who are committed to multiperspectivity have difficulty applying this approach when it concerns topics that are highly emotive or sensitive. This strand hopes to present evidence-based research regarding how multiperspective approaches can be applied to teaching and learning history in a critical way.

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We look to blend this in our strand as well by combining academic paper presentations with interactive short sessions. Therefore we are looking for:

  • Papers on research focusing on questions that arise when applying multiperspectivity
  • Suggested sessions that you would like to host related to multiperspectivity in history teaching.

We are thinking about questions like: What place do extre(mist) or hateful views have in multiperspective approaches? How do/should teachers integrate personal views of history? What kind of assessment is most/least suited to a multiperspective approach?

If you have a paper that deals with these kind of questions, send your 200-400 word abstracts to co-chair Leslie Bash. If you are interested to host a session, share your 200-400 word abstract on your session idea with co-chair Steven Stegers.

The first selection for sessions and papers will be made after 1 July so share your ideas now! 


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Monday, November 11 will offer optional field trips: e.g. an opportunity to visit the Anne Frank House, Take a Black Heritage Tour in Amsterdam, or visit the International Criminal Court in The Hague, etc.. These will be coordinated by the coordinating committee of the conference.

Tuesday, November 12 and Wednesday, November 13 will consist primarily of workshops.

Wednesday, November 13 – Friday, November 15 will be the main academic conference, though some workshops are also planned.

The final program, including pre-conference workshops and optional field trips, will be posted in early September, 2019.

The best paper from each strand (decided by strand chair) will be published in a special issue of the academic journal Intercultural Education.

There are also plans to publish the Conference Proceedings.




November 11, 2019
November 15, 2019

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