Article by Bridget Martin, member of the Scientific Advisory Council

Integrating Multiperspectivity in the History Classroom

Article 5 August 2022 Paris, France

Ms Bridget Martin is a secondary History Teacher at the International School of Paris, Bridget also leads teacher training activities with EuroClio. She holds a Master of Teaching from the University of Melbourne as well as a Master of Arts (History) from the University of Groningen. She has...

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Purchase of Communication, Infographics and Social media services for the Observatory on History Teaching in Europe

Call for Tenders - Apply by 29 August 2022

Call for Tenders 22 July 2022 Strasbourg, France

The Observatory on History Teaching in Europe is currently seeking the provision of communication services for its key activities in 2022: The Observatory’s 2nd Annual Conference will take place on 1-2 December 2022 at the Council of Europe, Strasbourg, on the topic of “A Futute without History...

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Article by Raul Cârstocea, Vice President of the OHTE Scientific Advisory Council

The Democratisation of History

Article 7 July 2022

The deservedly famous line from E.P. Thompson’s landmark 1963 book that inaugurated a new phase in social history is one of those ‘quotes’ that has stayed with me since the first time I read it, a very long time ago in my days as an undergraduate student, and one that I employ, quite frequently,...

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Interview with Piero Simeone Colla

Teaching History and Citizenship Education in Europe

Article 12 May 2022

via Novecento.org (Italian) As a member of the Observatory on History Teaching in Europe, can you tell us something about how and when this institution came into being? Who initiated it and why at this time? What are its objectives? The Observatory (OHTE) is still a 'young' body and at the same...

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Teachers’ questionnaires open for contributions to the OHTE Thematic Report “Pandemics and Natural Disasters as Reflected in History Teaching”

Survey 18 May 2022 Strasbourg, France

In order to gain as much insight possible on how pandemics and natural disasters are taught in schools, a large number of responses from teachers is needed per country. The thematic report on “Pandemics and Natural Disasters as Reflected in History Teaching”, the first report issued by the...

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Republic of Moldova joins the Observatory on History Teaching in Europe as observer state

7 May 2022 Strasbourg, France

On 7 May 2022, the Republic of Moldova joined the Observatory, as an observer, following validation by the OHTE Governing Board of the application submitted by its Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration on 11 April 2022. The Observatory now stands at 16 member states and 2 observer...

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HISTOLAB new joint project of the EU and Council of Europe to support cooperation in history education

Joint Project 1 May 2022 Strasbourg, France

It was during OHTE’s 1st Annual Conference that the EU Commission Vice-President Margaritis Schinas first announced European Commission support for the work of the Observatory and the allocation of €1 000 000 for a new joint project that would support cooperation in the field of history...

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OHTE Report on the State of History Teaching – Questionnaires to be sent out by 31 May 2022

Expert's Group Meeting 21 April 2022 Paris, France

The Observatory’s mission is to provide a clear and factual image of the state of history teaching in its member states. This mission will materialise through its flagship reports: the report on the state of history teaching in Europe – first edition due in 2023; and the first thematic report...

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Teaching the History of Minorities in Europe : the Case of Roma History – Webinar Report

Webinar 14 April 2022 Online

Co-organised by the Observatory on History Teaching in Europe and the Roma and Travellers Team of the Council of Europe, the webinar on “Teaching the History of Minorities in Europe : the Case of Roma History” brought together some 60 participants online and was lauded for the rich contribution...

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Historical Thinking at the Service of Democratic Cultures – Webinar Report

31 March 2022 Online

The Council of Europe was constructed on the ruins of the Second World War, in a strive for sustainable and long lasting peace. In 1954, it equipped itself with an instrument – the European Cultural Convention – that underlines the need for quality history teaching in order to prepare young...

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