Events

  • Tue
    29
    Nov
    2016

    Teaching Contested Histories

    Teachers Centre, Loreto College, Calcutta

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    Teachers Centre & History for Peace present

    Teaching Contested Histories—Cross- Border Perspectives

    A workshop that functioned as an inclusive discussion and brainstorming session on how to teach controversial historical events in the classroom. The narratives prescribed in school textbooks are often limiting and one-sided, especially when it comes to crucial nation-building events (such as Partition). The challenge of going beyond the books and adding depth and nuance to the student's understanding of history is what this session tackled. Facilitated by Meher Ali, the session looked at the different ways these trans-national events are written and taught on the different sides of the border (how Pakistan writes the history of Partition, for example, or how Bangladesh textbooks presents the history of the 1971 independence war) to identify the points of historical bias. The workshop then shared and considered different ways to present a multi-faceted and critical understanding of those histories, within the limits of school curriculums and syllabi (through creative class projects, for example).

    Click here for the complete report.

  • Thu
    10
    Nov
    2016
    Sat
    12
    Nov
    2016

    The Idea of Nationalism

    10 a.m. to 5 p.m.The Harrington Street Arts Centre

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    'The Idea of Nationalism'- An International Conference on Teaching History is the second annual History for Peace conference. The programme, hosted by PeaceWorks, was held on 10,11 and 12 November 2016 at The Harrington Street Arts Centre, Calcutta. Speakers included Sadanand Menon, Prof Janaki Nair, Prof Anil Sethi, Jerry Pinto, Rajni Bakshi, Malik Sajad and Deepa Sreenivas. The conference reached out to educators from all over India and the subcontinent and addressed one of the most contested ideas of this century-Nationalism.

    For a full report click here.

  • Sun
    06
    Nov
    2016
    Sun
    13
    Nov
    2016

    Study Visit- Euroclio ambassador visits Calcutta

    Calcutta

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    PeaceWorks hosted Catharina (Ineke) Veldhuis-Meester, Euroclio Ambassador and former Professor, Groningen University from 6 November to 13 November as part of a study visit which included the International Conference on Teaching History from 10 – 12 November 2016.

    Click here for the complete report.

  • Thu
    29
    Sep
    2016

    Understanding 1971-an interactive session for high school students

    The Seagull Foundation for the Arts

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    This workshop, conducted by Meher Ali was for high school students from Lakshmipat Singhania Academy and Modern High School for Girls.

    Click here for the complete report.

  • Fri
    15
    Jul
    2016

    Recognising Bias

    The Seagull Foundation for the Arts

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    The workshop on Recognising Bias saw twenty- three educators and college students get together for a day to discuss issues of linguistic bias and the reasons why background voices in our heads often prevent us from really being open and free individuals.

    Click here for the complete report.

  • Mon
    21
    Mar
    2016

    On translating Baluta

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    The second talk as a part of the History for Peace project explored themes of identity, learning to live with difference, and bringing these topics into the classroom. Jerry Pinto based the talk on his translation of Baluta, by Daya Pawar.

    Jerry Pinto is a Mumbai based author and journalist.

    Click here for the complete report

  • Tue
    12
    Jan
    2016

    History and History teaching

    Vidyashilp Academy, Bengaluru

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    This workshop was conducted by Meena Malhotra for forty teachers at the Vidyashilp Academy, Bangalore.

    Click here for the complete report.

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