“Our commitment must be to remember the victims who perished, respect the survivors still with us, and reaffirm humanity's common aspiration for mutual understanding and justice.”
-- Declaration of the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust
The conference "Crossing Borders" will be held at the Falstad Centre in Norway on September 4 - 6 2013.
The main topic of the conference is history and human rights education at historical sites and museums. The focus will be on investigating how historical learning processes, informed by Human Rights principles and values, can contribute to solidarity, mutual respect and the protection of human dignity. By combining relevant theory with tangible examples, the organizers wish to contribute to the development of educational theory, policy and practice in the service of sustainable democratic development and intercultural understanding.
Academics and practitioners from all over the world are invited to participate. Those with a special interest in history and human rights education at museums and memorial sites are especially encouraged to apply. Scholars, policy makers, teacher trainers, and educators from formal and informal learning institutions are the main target groups.
More information and the registration page can be found here.