Interculturalism in Historical Education (Warsaw)

POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews and the European Wergeland Centre are pleased to invite participants to the international conference Interculturalism in historical education which is organized with support from the Council of Europe and will take place on 20-22 April 2015 in Warsaw.

The conference will address the question of how to use knowledge and reflection about the past to build attitudes of openness in today’s globalizing world and harness the potential of diversity on the local level. We will look at methods of intercultural learning, civic education and education on human rights, with a focus on how to use education to prevent and combat discrimination anti-Semitism, racism and hate speech.

It is important to us to consider the perspective of both practitioners and researchers. The conference will be an opportunity to discuss, exchange, brainstorm and connect with representatives of Polish and European organizations and institutions.

We invite scholars conducting research on interculturalism and intercultural education, as well as practitioners – museum professionals, representatives of non-governmental organizations and cultural institutions, educators, teachers, those conducting projects in the field of multi- and interculturalism, as well as all those interested in the subject.

The conference program will comprise lectures, panel discussions, films and workshops. The lectures and panel discussions will be conducted by invited experts from Poland and abroad. Workshops will be conducted by experts and activists who submitted their proposals in response to an open call.

In conference program:
*Discussion panels (History and citizenship education. Diversity in Europe
– contemporary challenges) and experts lectures (History education and intercultural competences, Local history and attitudes towards “others”, Interculturalism in the city, Dealing with prejudice, discrimination and hate speech)
*Workshops with experts from Poland, Norway, Holland, Germany, Great Britain and France
*International exchange of good practices – Project Ideas Exchange (few minutes, dynamic presentations of programs executed in participants and conference patrons institutions and organizations)
*Music events – concert by Bente Kahan (Norwegian artist presents sons and tales by a European Jews) and POLIN choir performance
*Journey thought 1000-years history of Polish Jews – curator-led tour

Registration is open until 31 March 1915. Participation in the conference is free.

Supported from the Norway and EEA Grants by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.