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Strand on History Ed. Multiperspectivity in History Teaching



Leslie Bash  

Steven Stegers  

Sinead Fitzsimons  


Please send proposals to Leslie Bash


Over the last 25 years, the term multiperspectivity has gained importance in history education and has been a key concept for the work of organizations such as EUROCLIO. On the one hand, advocates find that a multiperspective approach is the only way to respect the complex and multi-layered nature of history amongst diverse societies.

On the other hand, critics fear that a multiperspective approach may lead to relativism and the denial of established facts. In practice, educators who are committed to multiperspectivity have difficulty applying this approach when it concerns topics that are highly emotive or sensitive. This strand hopes to present evidence-based research regarding how multiperspective approaches can be applied to teaching and learning history in a critical way.

Especially, we call for research that focuses on questions that arise when applying multiperspectivity in practice. Example questions may include: What place do extre(mist) or hateful views have in multiperspective approaches? How do/should teachers integrate personal views of history? What kind of assessment is most/least suited to a multiperspective approach?  


For each of these strands, we are accepting proposals in the following categories:

  • Papers on concluded or ongoing research in intercultural education and related fields
  • Theoretical papers
  • Posters, particularly on intercultural educational experiences and/or pilot-projects
  • Book and audio/video presentations, particularly on didactical material relating to intercultural education and related fields
  • Art objects, theater and circus performances, films, etc.
  • Inspiring short workshops
  • Adaptive e-learning tools

For each of these categories, we are currently asking for abstracts, which should be sent to the respective strand chairs (see above).


  • The abstract should be between 200 and 400 words in length
  • Abstracts are to be submitted in English
  • The abstract has to specify the name, institutional affiliation and email address of the author(s) as well as the strand to which it is submitted.
  • Please specify also the equipment required for your presentation (PC, beamer, DVD player, Internet access, etc.).
Finally, you are asked to express your commitment to submit a complete version of your presentation once your abstract has been accepted


All abstracts should be sent by Sept. 1, 2019 directly to the Strand Chair(s). Also indicate a preference of day you would like to present.

We cannot guarantee that your presentation can happen on that day., but we will try our best.
Note that the presentations will take place within blocks of 90 minutes. We will attempt to keep the number of presentations to 4 per block, or less. This implies 15 minute presentations plus Q and A. Some strands will utilize a more dynamic World Cafe format at certain times, which will allow for longer presentations. This is at the discretion of the strand chairs.
Also note that we can accept  a maximum of 3 authors per paper and that one of those three authors has to attend the conference. If there are more than 3 authors, two authors need to attend and pay conference fees.


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