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Crossing borders with history. Experiences and perspectives of the teaching of history

Particolare del mese di settembre, Ciclo dei mesi di Torre Aquila, Castello del Buonconsiglio di Trento

Trento, November 23-24, 2012


Does a specific teaching of history in border areas exist? What is it about? How does it work? What are the problems and the suggested solutions?

Starting from these issues and from the experimental teaching, in which many teachers from Trentino, Sudtirolo and Tirolo del Nord took part, this convention wants to stimulate a deep and up-to-date investigation on the teaching of history in border areas, concerning the teaching methods and teaching tools, as well as a comparison between experimental results and consolidated teaching practices.

The idea of the Convention stems from the belief that, through history teaching, border areas can become laboratories of democratic coexistence and education to European citizenship, in a period characterized by the weakening of national States and of the boundaries between them.

Abstracts should be submitted by the end of June. In the sidebar you find a link to the online submission form and the “Call for papers” document for downloading.



University of Trento
Department of Sociology and social research

Aula Kessler
via Verdi 26 - Trento





Luigi Blanco, Università di Trento
Alessandro Cavalli, IUSS, Università di Pavia
Chiara Tamanini, IPRASE del Trentino
Irmgard Plattner, Landesschulrat für Tirol
Giuseppe Ferrandi, Museo Storico del Trentino
Mauro Pitteri, IUSVE, Venezia
Walter Pichler, Bildungsressort-Bereich Innovation und Beratung der Autonomen Provinz Bozen


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