Crossing Borders. Human Rights Education and Historical Learning

Crossing Borders. Human Rights Education and Historical Learning

Falstad Memorial and Human Rights Centre, The European Wergeland Centre, the Programme for Teacher Education at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Trondheim/Falstad (Norway)
Vom - Bis
04.09.2013 - 06.09.2013
Claudia Lenz

The main topic of the conference is history and human rights education at historical sites and museums. The focus will be on investigating how historical learning processes, informed by Human Rights principles and values, can contribute to solidarity, mutual respect and the protection of human dignity. By combining relevant theory with tangible examples, the organizers wish to contribute to the development of educational theory, policy and practice in the service of sustainable democratic development and intercultural understanding.

We invite academics and practitioners from all over the world to participate. We especially encourage those with a special interest in history and human rights education at museums and memorial sites to apply. Scholars, policy makers, teacher trainers, and educators from formal and informal learning institutions are the main target groups.


Wednesday 4th September

12.00 Guiding in Trondheim for early arrivals
14.00 Press conference
14.30 Lunch at Theaterkafeen (separate registration)

Plenary session: Living together
- Speech by guest (not confirmed)
- Snežana Samardžić-Marković, Council of Europe’s Director General for democracy.
- Artistic Performance by the Theatre

18.00 Transportation to the Falstad Centre
20.00 Dinner at the Falstad Centre

Thursday 5th September

SESSION 1: Combining historical learning and human rights education – a contribution to the empowerment of learners?

a. Keynote: Felisa Tibbitts, Coordinator of HRE at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard and director of HREA
b. Planned commentary
c. Presentation of EVZ Project
d. Panel discussion
e. Activity: Dialogue Groups

11.30–12.30 Lunch

SESSION 2: Learning through Human Rights – dealing with multiple narratives

a. Keynote: Dr. James A. Banks, Kerry and Linda Killinger Endowed Chair in Diversity Studies and Director of the Center for Multicultural Education at the University of Washington, Seattle
b. Planned commentary
c. Presentation of EVZ Project
d. Panel discussion
e. Activity: Exploring the venue

15.30–16.00 Coffee break

SESSION 3: Education in Post-conflict Settings – learning from the past for the better future?

a. Keynote: Dr. Audrey Osler, visiting professor at University of Leeds, University of London, Birkbeck and HIBU
b. Planned commentary
c. Example of practice
d. Panel discussion
e. Activity: The Marked Place

19.00 Break

20.00 Dinner

21.00 Concert: The Tutti Project

Friday 6th September

SESSION 4: Integrated Education

a. Workshop
b. Presentation and plenary discussions

11.30–12.30 Lunch and check out

SESSION 5: Crossing Borders

Panel discussion
Sjur Bergan/ Head of Education Department, the Council of Europe
Jooke Van der Leeuw-Roord/ Executive Director of EUROCLIO
Eva Sobotka/ Networking and HR Coordinator, EU Fundamental Rights Agency,
Jon Reitan/Researcher Falstad Centre

14.30–15.00 Coffee break

15.00–15.30 Summary and closing statement

15.30–16.00 Departure


Claudia Lenz

The European Wergeland Centre
CJ Hambros Plass 5, N-0164 Oslo, Norway
+47 21082413
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