Voices

The Voices blog is curated by EUROCLIO Ambassadors and history, heritage and citizenship education professionals. Would you like to contribute? Please send us a message!

Best of the Web in History: November and December 2015

Jaco Stoop

This is the first post in our new “Best of the Web in History” series. The posts contain a roundup of interesting articles and useful tools to teach history in an online or digital setting. Decision-Making Adventure: Undercover in Imperial Rome ActiveHistory designed a decision-making simulation tool about the Roman […]

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Nayla Hamadeh Shares Her Experiences as AHDA Fellow at Columbia University

Jaco Stoop

My fellowship at the Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability at Columbia University is one of those long-impact experiences that enriches one’s career and broadens its spectrum. I was fortunate to be a member of the AHDA 2015 group of fellows and to live through an intense journey of learning […]

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War Surgeon: Arius van Tienhoven in Serbia 1912-1915

Jaco Stoop

Arius van Tienhoven only just graduated as a doctor at Leiden University, when in 1912 the Balkan War breaks out. Van Tienhoven doesn’t hesitate for a moment. He collects an amount of money, buys himself a medical equipment, and travels directly to Serbia. He offers his services to the Serbian authorities. He receives a warm welcome and is put to work in a military hospital. The whole medical staff there is formed by two students. The equipment consists of two tweezers, two scalpels and one razor. Almost immediately trains arrive with hundreds of wounded from the battle of Kumanovo. After a few weeks the Dutch Red Cross sends a medical team to support Van Tienhoven. Under his leadership they found their own hospital in a school building in Belgrade and provide medical service to wounded soldiers.

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“Countries are stronger together than on their own.” – Obituary Edmund Wellenstein (1919-2016)

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This obituary was written by Ineke Veldhuis-Meester, EUROCLIO Ambassador. A European of the first hour, Edmund Wellenstein, a disciple of Jean Monnet and Robert Schuman, has passed away. This Dutch pioneer of the European integration was present in Luxembourg at the birth in 1952 of the European Coal and Steel […]

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The Power of Images

Steven Stegers

It is often said that young people today prefer visuals over texts in their education. The widespread digitization of images from the collections of museums, archives and libraries offer the chance to educators to meet this demand. For individual educators the offer, however, can be overwhelming, which is why EUROCLIO, in partnership with Europeana, has created sets of visual sources selected for use in history education.

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Croatia can do better!

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On Wednesday, June 1, at 18:00pm, citizens of Croatia will participate in demonstrations under the slogan Croatia can do better! The demonstrations will be simultaneously held in 13 towns in Croatia as well as in London, Budapest, Shanghai, Paris & Brussels (more towns are getting organized). WHY? For the past 16 […]

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Historical Memory: Thinking Critically about Museums and Monuments with Students

EUROCLIO

There are many reasons to visit the beautiful old cities of Central Europe. In the summer of 2015 I joined a two-week tour with the non-profit organization GEEO (Global Exploration for Educators Organization). In addition to the museums of art, archeology, and history that one expects to see in Western […]

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Shedding new Light on Known Historical Figures

Steven Stegers

Part 2 in a series on new Europeana source collections on Historiana         The featured source collections can be found on Historiana and therefore can be used to create online learning activities. This blog is part of a series of four releases of source collections. Stay tuned for more in […]

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Historians Without Borders in Helsinki

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On May 19-20 an international conference of Historians without Borders (HWB): The Use and Abuse of History took place in Helsinki, Finland. A gathering of a diverse group of historians, academics, peace builders, journalists and plenty of interesting people sharing one interest: to promote the use of historical knowledge for […]

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