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July 2017

A Multiperspective Understanding of the Past: The Elephant in the Room of Diverse Societies?

July 14, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

Dealing with sensitive histories through intercultural dialogue Dutch society is diverse, and Dutch citizens express in everyday life their multiple identities and perspectives. However, Dutch society has also seen plenty of controversy when a one-sided view on history and heritage has inflamed public debate. We need to get to the root causes of this kind of conflict, radicalisation and polarisation. Could people's interpretations of the past be one of these root causes?Whereas every society has its own peculiar struggle with…

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October 2017

“Learning Local Football Histories: A Tool for Social Inclusion?” Seminar in Rotterdam

October 21, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

This Saturday - 21 October - EUROCLIO will host a seminar at Erasmus University Rotterdam as part of the ongoing project, "Football. A People's History of Europe", which takes the history of football as a lens through which to explore wider historical themes in an accessible manner. The seminar is part of the Football People action weeks, funded by the FARE Network and participants will have the opportunity to share experiences of using football to teach history and explore possibilities for closer…

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December 2017

How can Europe Help the Balkans Consume its History?

December 18, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

It is often said that Winston Churchill believed that “the Balkans produces more history than it can consume.” Besides the fact that this quote is incorrectly attributed to him, and that it was originally made in reference to Crete, it nevertheless resonates very well with all those involved in the promotion of responsible history education in this region. There is a visible difficulty for the established public and political cultures to refrain from using historical interpretations and concepts as divisive…

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