Friday, 8 April 2011

Dictatorships of the 20th Century and their Representations in Schoolbooks: Symposion in Berlin, May 26-28

International experts in the field of school education, historians and other interested educators from European countries are invited to a symposium to discuss changes in perceptions of dictatorships of the 20th century and their representations in schoolbooks. The reflections of the dictatorships have become apparent over the last two decades and found their way into school curricula and educational supplies for students. In this respect the year 1989 is viewed as a turning point in shaping perceptions about the 20th century dictatorships and their representations, which the symposium aims to discuss.

The symposium presents an excellent opportunity for an international group of 60 teachers and facilitators from historical societies and unions, publishers of schoolbooks and representatives of institutions dealing with historical and political education, as well as other pedagogues and researchers (particularly those concerned with schoolbook studies) and individual members of communities to explore the issue in a practical and comprehensive way.

The symposium will take place from May 26, 2011 to May 28, 2011 in Berlin and Teltow, Germany. It is supported by the Foundation “Remembrance, Responsibility and Future” and the Federal Foundation for the Reappraisal of the SED Dictatorship.

At the symposium simultaneous interpretation will be provided in both English and German. To learn more, please find enclosed the current programme or visit our website

We're looking forward to your applications until April 17, 2011.

Patricia Krolik