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History as a historical phenomenon and the teaching of History

Cycle II

November 2011 - February 2012
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.
Specific issues will be addressed, including the teaching of History in different eras; the history textbooks which have been struck off the school curriculum at various times as a result of the clashes, ideological and otherwise, which they have provoked; and the extent to which very recent post-war history is taught in schools, and how. Finally, the cycle will take a look at the reception of the Holocaust and the annihilation of Greece’s Jews in school and public history, as well as lesser-known aspects of the history of Greece's most important monument: the Athens Acropolis.
INCLUDED IN CIRCLE

29 Feb 2012

19:00 Upper Stage
Free entrance

TALKS & THOUGHTS

The Acropolis: a biography of Athens’ most emblematic monument

8 Feb 2012

19:00 Upper Stage
Free entrance

TALKS & THOUGHTS

The teaching of post-war history in schools

25 Jan 2012

19:00 Upper Stage
Free entrance

TALKS & THOUGHTS

The Greek Holocaust in school and public history

11 Jan 2012

19:00 Upper Stage
Free entrance

TALKS & THOUGHTS

History’s purged textbooks

30 Nov 2011

19:00 Upper Stage
Free entrance

TALKS & THOUGHTS

The teaching of History down the ages