EUROCLIO, the European Association of History Educators, was established in 1992 on request of the Council of Europe to build bridges between history education professionals from all parts of the then recently reunited Europe. EUROCLIO started as an umbrella organisation gathering 14 Associations from 14 predominantly Western countries and grew to become a far-reaching network of 44 member Associations and 15 associated members from 52 countries 20 years later. EUROCLIO supports the development of responsible and innovative history, citizenship and heritage education by promoting critical thinking, multi-perspectivity, mutual respect, and the inclusion of controversial issues. The Association advocates a sound use of history and heritage education towards the building and deepening of democratic societies, connecting professionals across boundaries of communities, countries, ethnicities and religions. It seeks to enhance the quality of history and citizenship education through capacity building for educators and producing and implementing innovative teaching tools.
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The Centre for the Study of Historical Consciousness [CSHC]
THE CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF HISTORICAL CONSCIOUSNESS is dedicated to facilitating research on the understanding and teaching of history. The Centre sponsors research in the field of historical consciousness, serves as a base for Canadian and international scholars, both as researchers and as visiting professors and lecturers, and draws highly promising graduate students to UBC. Jointly located in the Faculties of Education and Arts at the University of British Columbia, the Centre (led by Professor Peter Seixas) also establishes links with schools, museums, and the broader community for discussion and dissemination of research projects.
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The Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research
The Georg Eckert Institute conducts application-oriented, multidisciplinary research into textbooks and educational media, informed primarily by history and cultural studies. It also provides advisory services to national and international education policymakers, practitioners and organisations, and acts as a coordinator and mediator in international issues and projects around textbooks. Research, knowledge transfer and research infrastructure services are all closely interconnected at the GEI; as a non-university institution both carrying out and facilitating research into textbooks and educational media, the institute is on its way to becoming an internationally recognised centre of excellence in the field. One of the principal attractions of the GEI to researchers from around the world is its research library, whose collection of history, social studies, religious studies and geography textbooks is unparalleled worldwide. The GEI’s information and communication gateway Edumeres.net provides virtual access to the world of textbook and educational media research; among its principal features are the user-led textbook reviews it publishes. The institute’s extensive programme of fellowships and scholarships is dedicated to raising awareness of textbooks and research into them and advancing academic work in the field, as is its research award for outstanding work in the area and its support scheme for visiting academics.
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The History Education Network THEN | HiER Historie et éducation en réseau
THEN/HiER is the first pan-Canadian organization devoted to promoting—and improving—history teaching and learning by bringing together the multiple and varied constituencies involved in history education: academic historians; public historians in museums, archives and historic sites; practicing teachers; researchers based in faculties of education; and curriculum policy makers. Our goal is to create more research-informed practice (from kindergarten to graduate school) and more practice-informed research through dialogue among these various communities.
HONEST HISTORY promotes balanced consideration of Australian history, by making contesting, evidence-based interpretations available to students, teachers, universities, journalists and the public. We challenge the misuse of history in the service of political or other agendas.
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International Society for History Didactics [ISDH]
The purpose of the society is to promote the academic research and teaching of history didactics, focusing on issues related to historical thinking and consciousness, learning and teaching history, historical culture, and the education of history teachers. Our society functions as a forum for communication and cooperation between history didacticians in the five continents. It organizes international conferences, publishes a yearbook and other publications, and cooperates with national and regional groups and with other international research associations in order to support the development of history education and related fields, such as civic education.
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Je Me Souviens de l’historie du Québec
The JE ME SOUVIENS DE L’HISTOIRE DU QUEBEC website is dedicated to the work of Professor Jocelyn Létourneau (Québec, Canada), and particularly his latest book Je me Souviens? Contrary to popular opinion, young Quebecers do take an interest in the history of their society. They are capable of expressing a general overview of the trajectory of their community. They are the trustees of the historical experience of the Nous québécois. Drawing on an original body of work made up of thousands of answers to the question “If you had to sum up Québec’s historical journey in a single sentence or phrase, what would you say?” the author takes us to the heart of a fascinating study on the historical consciousness of the next generation.
[ Visit the Je me Souviens? Website ].
Public History Weekly
PUBLIC HISTORY WEEKLY is an international Blogjournal for History and Civics Education. [From the PHW website}: We want to build bridges between research and application, politics and science, and the school and the university. Look forward to the weekly contributions of our authors and get the journal through your comments to a place of lively debate.
The Virtual Historian [TM]
The Virtual Historian [TM] is a web-based educational program for teaching and learning Canadian history, in both official languages, developed by a scholarly team at the Faculty of Education, the University of Ottawa, led by Stéphane Lévesque. Designed with advanced technology in computer programming and reality-like imaging, the Virtual Historian [TM] places learners in the virtual environment of authentic historical investigations of key events and issues in Canadian history, such as the Halifax Explosion (1917), the Person’s Case (1929), The Dieppe Raid (1942), and the October Crisis (1970)..
[ Visit THE VIRTUAL HISTORIAN [TM] Website ].