May 24, 2023 @ 8:00 am - January 16, 2024 @ 5:00 pm
We are proud and happy to announce the calendar of our online events for 2023. Starting in May, we will be hosting a total of twelve high-level keynote addresses on a variety of themes.
In particular, we will host six lectures that will focus on pedagogy and teaching, and six lectures focusing on content knowledge and historical events.
We will be creating dedicated event pages and registration links for all the webinars as soon as possible, but we simply couldn’t hold our enthusiasm anymore! Below, you can find the complete list of webinars, with indicative dates when possible.
Webinars to develop content knowledge
June 2023 – The experience of Women and Children during wartime As part of our new partner project Rememchild, we will host a panel discussion on the experience of women and children during the Spanish Civil War, the Second World War, and the 1990s Wars in the Western Balkans. Three experts on this topic will tell us more about how the events impacted those who were not fighting at the front, and where we can find primary sources and testimonies on this.
We will host this webinar on Thursday 08 June at 16:30 (Amsterdam Time). Registrations will open soon!
June 2023 The Troubles and the Good Friday Agreement 2023 marks 25 years from the signature of the Good Friday Agreement. During this webinar, we will be talking with experts from Ireland, discussing the events that led to the signature of the agreement and how the Troubles and the Agreement are remembered and taught today.
We will host this webinar on Tuesday 20 June at 16:30 (Amsterdam Time).
Fall 2023 – An introduction to the History of Latin America In the Fall, we will host a mini-series of four sessions that will introduce us to the history of Latin America, a topic often neglected by the history textbooks and thoroughly fascinating. Sessions will take place every month, at 16:30 (Amsterdam Time). We hope that, by spreading the sessions as further as possible in the fall, you will be able to join all the sessions that you find appealing. In particular, these are the sessions we foresee:
We will be able to only scratch the surface on these topics, and we hope that these sessions will mark the beginning of more sessions and projects about and with Latin America.
Webinars to discuss teaching approaches and pedagogy
May 2023 – The use of Video Testimonies in the classroom Together with the Zachor Foundation and the USC Shoah Memorial, we will talk about the iWitness repository, and discuss how to select video testimonies about the Second World War, as well as how to use them in the classroom. This webinar will take place within the framework of our partner project Rememchild. We will host this webinar on Wednesday 24 May at 16:00 (Amsterdam Time). Register now!
Summer 2023 – Fiction in the classroom Gearing up towards the summer and some well-deserved rest time, we will be focusing on beach reads and on how to bring the books (and movies) that our students are interested in to the classroom as a tool to promote history education. In particular, we will be hosting two sessions:
Postponed to 2024 – Dystopian literature in the classroom
September 2023 – Worldbuilding – Postponed to date to be confirmed Back from the holidays, we will turn our attention on how to help our pupils develop a strong sense of place and time. How can we help them visualise Medieval Germany, or Ancient Greece, or Renaissance France? How can we build an image of walking in the streets of Florence at the time of the Medici family? Or the royal court in Spain? We will borrow some techniques from Science-Fiction and Fantasy authors, and discuss world building.
October 2023 – Fashion and History Do fashion heritage and the history of fashion and costumes have a space in the classroom? We have asked this question to our members in October of 2022, and we will be discussing how to use fashion, and in particular costume history as a tool to help students reflect on everyday life in the past.
02 November 2023 @16:30 Amsterdam Time – Teaching history at a time of planetary crisis Finally, we will reflect on Climate Change and History, and on how talking about the environment and climate change from an historical perspective can help us engage students that might be failing to see how the teaching and learning of history relates to their life and their own experiences.
How were the topics selected?
You will notice that our calendar is quite eclectic in terms of content. This is because we have decided to base the selection of topics on the preferences expressed by our members and participants in the evaluation forms and surveys of webinar series held in 2022. We hope, in this way, to develop high quality content that is at the service of the EuroClio community.
We have started reaching out to the speakers for some of the sessions, but are still researching potential speakers. Is there any name jumping to mind? Let us know by emailing the address email@example.com!
How to join?
We will develop dedicated event pages and registration links for each session. The webinars before the summer are free of charge.
In the fall, participation will be free of charge for our Members. If you are not a EuroClio Member, please consider joining us. If you prefer not to, we will also be selling a limited tickets for each lecture, for a maximum amount of 10 EUR per ticket.
The calendar at a glance
24/05: The use of Video Testimonies in the classroom
08/06: The experience of Women and Children during wartime
20/06: The Troubles and the Good Friday Agreement
11/07: Historical fiction in the classroom
Postponed: Dystopian Literature in the Classroom
19/09: Pre-colonial civilisations and peoples of Latin America
Colonial empires in Latin America
Fashion and History
02/11 Climate and History
22/11 Independence and Decolonisation in Latin America
14/12 Latin American history from the independence until today