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The teaching of History down the ages

30 November 2011
19:00
Upper Stage
The “History as a historical phenomenon and the teaching of History” cycle seeks to shed light on critical issues concerning the way History is taught in schools and the public debate on historical matters.
Free entrance
The teaching of History in schools, and its presence in public discourse in general, can stimulate debate, even violent clashes. The same events can be portrayed very differently depending on where and when the narration is taking place, and even within the same era or country. And new historiographical approaches can often conflict with stereotypical school accounts which society is not yet ready to let go of. But can a single historical account ever be universally accepted? And how effective have collaborative, reconciling attempts like the joint Gallo-German textbook on the events of War World Two been?

The “History as a historical phenomenon and the teaching of History” cycle seeks to shed light on such critical issues as the moulding of the collective consciousness through the way History is taught in schools and through public debate on historical matters, and the oft-noted disparity between the History of specialist historians on the one hand, and the ‘official’ version of history taught in schools, and public history in general, on the other. It will also address how political goals and social trends can impact on the teaching of History.

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Speakers:
Costas Agelakos: Assistant Professor of Pedagogy, Department of History, Ionian University, Editor of the Nea Paideia journal
Corine Defrance: Historian/researcher at the CNRS (IRICE, Paris), visiting professor at the Freie Universität Berlin
Giorgos Kokkinos: Professor of History and the Teaching of History, University of the Aegean
Anastasios-Ioannis Metaxas: Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Chair of the Political Communication Workshop, University of Athens
Chair:
Evanthis Chatzivassiliou: Assistant Professor of Contemporary History at the History Department of the University of Athens

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The distribution of entrance tickets begins one (1) hour before each event.
Simultaneous translation is provided in the case of speakers using a language other than Greek.

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