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11th Talks On The Hill

(A)political Education: Revisiting History In Asia And Europe

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07 Oct 07 - 09 Oct 07 Asia-Europe Foundation Governance & Economy Department Talks on the Hill Education

Auschwitz (Poland)


This meeting was convened to discuss the importance of history in promoting reconciliation between communities in Asia and Europe, with a particular focus on the role of history education. It brought together 12 participants from diverse backgrounds, nationalities, and areas of expertise. Participants agreed on the importance of history as a reconciliation tool, as well as stressed that many aspects of history education needed to be examined, including teacher training, policy lobbying, financial support, and the involvement of neutral parties.


- How is history often presented according to the priorities of those writing it?

- How can history serve as a tool for reconciliation?

- How should history be taught in schools?