Jacek Staniszewski

(Poland)
“Interwar period in Europe. Narrativesfrom the Polish history teaching”

Jacek Staniszewski is senior researcher in the Educational Research Institute in Warsaw. He graduated in History at the University in Gdansk. He is especially interested in using ICT skills during the history teaching process. For the past few years Jacek Staniszewski has been one of the authors or co-authors of didactic tools for teachers that the Institute prepares. He is co-founder of The Good Education Association that runs several schools across Poland.

Miguel Sérgio Monteirode Barros

(Portugal)
“The interwar period in Portugal - paving the way to authoritarianism”

Miguel Barros has worked as a history teacher and a teacher trainer for nearly 30 years. Since 2013 he is the Chairman of the Board for the Portugal Association for History Teachers. He has written several history textbooks that are used in Portugal. Besides history, he also has an university degree in international relations and defence and in urbanistics.

Ulrich Bongertmann

(Germany)
“Outlines of the German history in the interwar period – school materials and didactic focuses”

Ulrich Bongertmann works in Rostock as a lecturer for history teachers and since 2012 he is the Chairman of the Board at the German Association for History Teachers. He has a university degree from Münster in history, in Latin and in philosophy. He has written several history textbooks and digital study materials.

Vootele Hansen

(Estonia)
"The October Revolution and human rights"

Vootele Hansen is an Estonian politician and geographer. Hansen graduated from the Department of Geography of the University of Tartu in 1985. From 1985-1990 he worked at the Institute of Applied Geography and from 1990-1992 at the Tallinn University of Technology. He was a member of parliament from 1995-2003. In 1994–1995 he was Minister of the Environment in Andres Tarand’s cabinet. Hansen is the member of the supervisory board of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Mission Centre and the chairman of the management board of the Estonian Institute of Human Rights.

Kristen Meadows

(Norway)
“Norwegian newspapers in the interwar period - reactions to Nazi policy”

Kristen Meadows works as a pedagogue in the Centre for Holocaust and Religious Research in Norway, where she lectures about thelife of Norwegian Jews in the World War II to the Norwegian students. She has been involved in writing several online study materials related to minority research and she is a lecturer for several different courses.

Zsolt Istvan Vodli

(Hungary)
“Interwar Years in Hungary 1918-1939/41 - The Age of Trauma and Controversies”

Zsolt Vodli teaches history, social history, hungarian language and literature, ethics and media studies in the city of Sopron in Hungary. He is the representative of the Hungarian Association of History Teachers to Euroclio. One of his specialties is teaching "on site", which means that he organises several study visits to Central and Western European countries to visit places of relevant historic events.

Madis Somelar

(Estonia)
Day manager

Madis Somelar is the Head of the Department of Education in Tallinn Secondary School of Science and the Chairman of the Board in Estonian History and Civic Teachers Association.

Vassiliki Sakka

(Greece)
("The interwar period in Greece: moving populations, shaking mentality, understanding the "other" in a deeply divided country”)

Vassiliki Sakka has been a high school history teacher since 1985 and a teacher trainer since 1999. Since 2012 she has worked in the county of Messenia in Greece as an inspector and a consultant for history and language teachers. She has authored many history textbooks, books about teaching history and several didactic books as well. She has been a Member of Board at Euroclio and from 2010 to 2012 Chairwoman of the Board. Right now she works as an ambassador for the organisation.

Luis Horrillo Sanchez

(Spain)
“After war, what should comes first: peace or justice? The example of Spain in the 20th century”

Luis Horillo is a history and geography teacher in Cervantes high school, where he is also responsible for the bilingual study programme. Since 2016 he is the Vice President of the Spanish Association for History and Geography Teachers. He has participated in organising several international Euroclio conferences. He has a university degree in history from the Madrid Autonoma university and he is currently working his PhD.

Niina Väntänen

(Finland)
“Lapua movement and Mäntsälä rebellion”

Ansis Nudiens

(Latvia)
“The National Issue in the Latvia’s History Textbooks (1934 – 1940)”

Sonata Džiavečkaitė

(Lithuania)
“Democracy and dictatorship in Lithuania: two options, one choice”

Sonata Džiavečkaitė on ajaloo- ja ühiskonnaõpetuse õpetaja ja Leedu ajalooõpetajate seltsi liige. Ta õpetab Vilniuses gümnaasiumiõpilasi, tegeleb aktiivselt õppematerjalide loomisega ning korraldab ja viib läbi ajalooõpetajatele mõeldud seminare.

Ineke Veldhuis-Meester

(Netherlands)
“The Dutch stayed out of the War…To their advantage or disadvantage?”

Ineke Veldhuis-Meester has worked as a high school history teacher and supervised the teacher training in Groningen University for 18 years. She has worked with Euroclio since the creation of the organisation in 1993, where she has worked in the area of innovative and multiperspective study solutions. She is one of the creators of the Netherlands' national exam in history. After retiring she has worked as an expert of education in history and as an advisor in the European Comission and Euroclio.

Valerio Bernardi

(Italy)
“Teaching the Fascist Era in the Secondary High School In Italy: Some Reflections about the Historiography and the Methodology”

Valerio Bernardi is a high school history and philosophy teacher from Italy. He is also a professor of anthropology in the University of Basilicata in Matera. He has a university degree in philosophy, in history teaching and in culture anthropology. He works together with the Italian Ministry of Education on the topic of civic activism and is a member of editorial board of an online newspaper Novecento.org

Simona Stankutė

(Lithuania)
“Democracy and dictatorship in Lithuania: two options, one choice”

Simona Stankutė on ajalooõpetaja Vilniuse Jonas Basanaviciuse nimelises progümnaasiumis. Samuti on ta koostanud 5.-6. klassile töövihikuid ja harjutusi. Simona korraldab ka ajalooõpetajate seminare ning esineb konverentsidel.

Madis Päts

Attorney at Law
“Estonian Provisional Government 25.02.1918”

Evelin Tamm

Historian
“Estonian women’s suffrage 100”

Meelis Maripuu

Member of the Board of the Estonian Institute of Historical Memory
"Estonian society under the influence of the 20th century totalitarian regimes"

Trivimi Velliste

Honorary Chairman of the Estonian Association for Heritage Protection
"Estonian legal continuity – is it formal or content-wise?"

Trine Finne Loo

(Denmark)
“The Danish Interwar Period Uncovered Through Competitive Exercises”

Kristian Bøgebjerg Arentsen

(Denmark)
"The Danish Interwar Period Uncovered Through Competitive Excersises”

History Teachers’ VII Congress
November 18, 2017
Tallinn Secondary School of Science.

Fundamental rights in democratic

and totalitarian European

countries during the

interwar period 1918-1939

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Congress

The Congress brings together representatives of the history and civic studies from Estonia and around Europe with a purpose to support the increase in awareness regarding human rights and on the other hand, support the higher valuing of human rights; to support both methodological and substantial cooperation between Estonian and European history teachers; to support increase in awareness of the history of the interwar period in European countries (including the evolution of human rights); to strengthen the civil society and its core

values in Estonia. The main focus of the congress is to increase the awareness in European history teachers regarding fundamental rights during the interwar period and also encourage methodical cooperation and in order to strengthen the civil society and its core values (human rights for example) in Estonia and Europe. History and civic studies teachers, teachers of another subjects, museum pedagogs, students, university lecturers and future teachers and representatives from almost all European countries are expected.

Aims

  • • On one hand, support the increase in awareness regarding human rights and on the other hand, support the higher valuing of HR.
  • • To support both metho- dological and substantial cooperation between Estonian and European history teachers.
  • • To support increase in awareness of the history of the interwar period in European countries (incl evolution of human rights).
  • • To strengthen the civil society and its core values in Estonia.

Program

09.00-09.30

Registration and
welcoming coffee

09:30-10.00

Opening remarks:
Urmas Reinsalu, Minister of Justice Madis Somelar, Chairman of the Board (Estonian History and Civic Teachers Association)

10.00-10.45

Vootele Hansen
(Chairman of the Board at the Estonian Institute of Human Rights) “October revolution and human rights”

10.45-11.45

Jacek Staniszewski (Poola) “Interwar period in Eastern- Europe. Narratives from the Polish history teaching”

11.45-12.15

Coffee break

12.15-13.15

Niina Väntänen (Finland) “Lapua movement and Mäntsälä rebellion”

13.15-14.00

Lunch

14.00-14.45

Evelin Tamm (Estonia) “Estonian women’s suffrage 100”

14:45-15.00

Going to parallel sessions

15.00-15.45

Parallel sessions

16.00-16.45

Parallel sessions

17.00-17.15

Introducing virtual exhibition “Human rights in soviet society”

17.15-17.30

Madis Päts and Madis Somelar “Estonian Provisional Government 25.02.1918”

17.30-17.45

Closing remarks

Performers

Jacek Staniszewski (Poland)
“Interwar period in Europe. Narrativesfrom the Polish history teaching”
Miguel Sérgio Monteiro de Barros (Portugal)
“The interwar period in Portugal - paving the way to authoritarianism”
Ulrich Bongertmann (Germany)
“Outlines of the German history in the interwar period – school materials and didactic focuses”
Vootele Hansen (Estonia)
"The October Revolution and human rights"
Zsolt Istvan Vodli (Hungary)
“Interwar Years in Hungary 1918-1939/41 - The Age of Trauma and Controversies”
Kristen Meadows (Norway)
“Norwegian newspapers in the interwar period - reactions to Nazi policy”
Madis Somelar (Estonia)
Day manager
Vassiliki Sakka (Greece)
("The interwar period in Greece: moving populations, shaking mentality, understanding the "other" in a deeply divided country”)
Luis Horrillo Sanchez (Spain)
“After war, what should comes first: peace or justice? The example of Spain in the 20th century”
Niina Väntänen (Finland)
“Lapua movement and Mäntsälä rebellion”
Ansis Nudiens (Latvia)
“The National Issue in the Latvia’s History Textbooks (1934 – 1940)”
Sonata Džiavečkaitė (Lithuania)
“Democracy and dictatorship in Lithuania: two options, one choice”
Ineke Veldhuis-Meester (Netherlands)
“The Dutch stayed out of the War…To their advantage or disadvantage?”
Valerio Bernardi (Italy)
“Teaching the Fascist Era in the Secondary High School In Italy: Some Reflections about the Historiography and the Methodology”
Simona Stankutė(Lithuania)
“Democracy and dictatorship in Lithuania: two options, one choice”
Madis Päts - Attorney at Law
“Estonian Provisional Government 25.02.1918”
Evelin Tamm - Historian
“Estonian women’s suffrage 100”
Meelis Maripuu - Member of the Board of the Estonian Institute of Historical Memory
"Estonian society under the influence of the 20th century totalitarian regimes"
Trivimi Velliste - Honorary Chairman of the Estonian Association for Heritage Protection
"Estonian legal continuity – is it formal or content-wise?"
Trine Finne Loo (Denmark)
“The Danish Interwar Period Uncovered Through Competitive Exercises”
Kristian Bøgebjerg Arentsen (Denmark)
"The Danish Interwar Period Uncovered Through Competitive Excersises”

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