The Teaching of History Workshop 21st – 23rd February 2020

Turda, Romania​

Agenda

Friday, the 21st of February

13.00 – 19.00

Arrival of the participants

19.00 – 19.15

Welcome by Nicolae Ratiu

19.15 – 20.30

Wine tasting

Saturday, the 22nd of February

9.30 – 10.30

Introduction by John Lotherington
“The Past or History?” by Prof. Christopher Coker

10.30 – 11.30

Why teach history?
Presentations by participants
Moderator: John Lotherington
Discussion: participants and guests

11.30 – 12.00

Coffee break

12.00 – 13.00

Talk: “Confronting a dark past” 
Speaker: Prof. Carol Capita
Moderator: John Lotherington
Discussion: participants and guests

13.00 – 14.00

Lunch

14.30 – 16.00

Panel: “The relationship between history teaching and national identity”
Speakers: Slobodan Markovich (Serbia), Wojciech Przybylski (Poland), Louisa Slavkova (Bulgaria)
Moderator: John Lotherington
Discussion: participants and guests

16.00 – 16.30

Coffee break

16.30 – 18.00

Panel: “How have political changes and political forces in other countries shaped history teaching since 1989?”
Speaker: Dr. Eric Weaver (Hungary)
Moderator: John Lotherington
Discussion: participants and guests

18.00 – 19.00

Talk: “Contested histories: Constructing non-nationalist narratives of national pasts
Speaker: Valur Ingimundarson
Moderator: John Lotherington
Discussion: participants and guests

Sunday, the 23rd of February

10.00 – 12.30

Break out groups: “What the future holds for national history teaching”
Participants will divide in groups of 6 and discuss, guided by speakers.

12.30 – 13.00 

Coffee break

13.00 – 14.00

Conclusions & Recommendations
Participants, speakers and guests
Moderator: John Lotherington

14.00

Lunch & departure

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