In Focus: Turning Points

Dorin Rottenshtreich Robin from Israel and Leonardo Galanti from Italy, two of 2014’s first prize winners | Photo: Tina Gotthardt
Dorin Rottenshtreich Robin from Israel and Leonardo Galanti from Italy, two of 2014’s first prize winners | Photo: Tina Gotthardt

 

Impressions of prize-winning projects

On the occasion of the EUSTORY History Camp in Oslo, impressions of some of the participants’ prize-winning projects can be explored in our “Competition Entries” section. Among them are those by Dorin Rottenshtreich Robin from Israel and Leonardo Galanti from Italy, two of 2014’s first prize winners. The two High School graduates addressed the topics of “Attitudes toward the Other as Reflected in History” and “’14-’18: The Great War”, their home countries’ competition topics.

What the two prize winners exactly dealt with in their projects, can be read in short summaries about them and their work. Read more about Leonardo’s work here. Read more about Dorin’s work here.

Beside the two above-mentioned contributions one can find many other interesting works by current History Camp participants. Featured are single and group projects from late as well as former competitions from the EUSTORY Network.

The Legacy of World War I

The Legacy of World War I | Photo: Fondazione per la Scuola
The Legacy of World War I | Photo: Fondazione per la Scuola


2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. We will highlight EUSTORY events and resources.


Young History Forum

Slovak History Competition 2014/2015

Slovak poster for competition round 2014/2015

"Slovak Development Aid in the 20th and 21st Centuries" is the topic of the current Slovak competition. For information about the Slovak history competition go here.


Welsh History Competition 2015

Welsh poster for competition round 2015

"My Heritage" is the topic of the Welsh competition in 2015. Download the competition brochure here. For information about the Welsh history competition go here.


Belgian History Competition 2014/2015

"Everyday Life during World War I" is the topic of the current Belgian competition round. For detailed information about the competition click here.



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Brochure “Remembering for a European Future” - Available Online Now | 08 December 2014

Brochure “Remembering for a European Future”
Brochure “Remembering for a European Future”

The brochure “Remembering for a European Future” can be downloaded now. The booklet shows summaries of historical research works by winners of national EUSTORY History Competitions in the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Norway, the Russian Federation, Slovakia and Spain.

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Children of the Revolution – Young Europeans on the Importance of 1989 | 26 November 2014

1989 - Historical Turning Point | Photo: David Ausserhofer
1989 - Historical Turning Point | Photo: David Ausserhofer

1989 marked a change of epoch in Europe. Like in a relay, the movements for freedom and independence in Central and Eastern Europe handed over the baton, with Poland starting in spring and Romania feeling the change in December. Twenty-five years after the reunification, five young Europeans from the EUSTORY network explain what that year of change and the following time of political upheaval meant to them personally – besides the fact they all have in common: 1989 is their year of birth.

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European Remembrance of 1989 - A Polish Perspective | 14 November 2014

Alicja Gluza, Zbigniew Gluza | Photos: Michal Radwański
Alicja Gluza, Zbigniew Gluza | Photos: Michal Radwański

Gabriele Woidelko, Spokesperson of the EUSTORY Steering Committee, interviewed two former activists of the Polish Solidarność movement and founders of the KARTA-centre in Warsaw, Alicja and Zbigniew Gluza. They talked about the culture of remembrance and the meaning of 1989 for today's Poland and Europe.

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Iberian Award Ceremony 2014 | 08 November 2014

Group photo of all winners | Photo: Juan Jesús (Centro Imagen)
Group photo of all winners | Photo: Juan Jesús (Centro Imagen)

The award ceremony for the 7th Iberian History Competition, organised by the Portuguese Association of History Teachers and the Real Maestranza de Caballería (Spain), was held on 8th November 2014 at the Real Maestranza in Ronda. Under this years’ topic “America”, a record number of more than one hundred works were submitted.

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The Final Curtain – New KARTA Publication on the Events of 1989 | 04 November 2014

New KARTA Publication
New KARTA Publication

25 years after the fall of the Iron Curtain, the Polish EUSTORY partner organisation Foundation KARTA Centre has issued a new publication that gives insights into the dynamics of 1989. The booklet provides pictures and a diary of events in six countries of the former Eastern Bloc: Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria, Romania and the GDR.

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Is Peace in the Balkans deceptive? | 03 November 2014

Gabriele Woidelko, Spokesperson of the EUSTORY Steering Committee | Photo: Körber-Stiftung / David Ausserhofer
Gabriele Woidelko, Spokesperson of the EUSTORY Steering Committee | Photo: Körber-Stiftung / David Ausserhofer

In 2014, one hundred years after the First World War broke out and twenty-five years after the Iron Curtain came down, peace in the Western Balkans is still deceptive. Especially in Bosnia and Herzegovina, social and ethnic tensions coupled with a far reaching scepticism and disappointment vis-à-vis the European Union form an explosive mixture.

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Start of New Competition Rounds 2014/2015 | 17 October 2014

Belgium's History Competition Topic | Copyright: BELvue/King Baudouin Foundation
Belgium's History Competition Topic | Copyright: BELvue/King Baudouin Foundation

Several EUSTORY countries announced their new topics and started their next competition round within the last few weeks. The topics are as varied as they can be and as they were in history. However, 2015 is right in the middle of  the commemorative years of World War I (2014-2018), and therefore some countries are concentrating on World War I and its many different aspects: “Everyday Life during World War I” (Belgium), “Europe on the Battlefields - The Legacy of World War I for Us Today” (France) and “Remembering World War I” (Slovenia).

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Bulgarian Award Ceremony | 11 October 2014

Bulgarian Award Ceremony 2014 | Photo: Values Foundation
Bulgarian Award Ceremony 2014 | Photo: Values Foundation

The award ceremony of this year’s Bulgarian history competition took place in Sofia on 11 October 2014. The topic was "Protests in History: Discontent, Confrontation, Rebelliousness." A total of 127 pupils handed in 87 research works. Many of the entries dealt with the antifascist resistance in Bulgaria in the 1940s, but the more recent communist past was also subject to research.

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