Third TeacMem Seminar in Oslo on Norwegian Memory Culture under Way

The next TeacMem Seminar wil take place in Oslo (Norway) from March 25th to 29th, 2012. The Seminar is the Third in a Series, bringing together Teacher Trainers, Teachers, and Teacher Students as well as Museum and Memorial Educators from the three participating countries (Denmark, Norway and Germany). The subject in the this third seminar will be Norwegian Memorial Culture focusing the Second World War and the Holocaust.

The Participants will gather at memorial places and at the Norwegian “Senter for studier av Holocaust og livssynsminoriteter“, which mainly organizes the venue (mainly by Harald Syse and Anne Talsnes), together with The European Wergeland Centre, Oslo (Dr. Claudia Lenz).

They will visit and explore the forms of commemorations presented there as well as the discussions around them, bringing together their both “national” and professional views on them, discussing the concepts and narratives visible in the remembrances, as well as their potential for history teaching at schools aiming not primarily at factual knowledge but at the promoting of intercultural historical competencies of pupils who will face the task to participate in a European memorial Culture which is not monolithic but diverse and open to discussions.

Furthermore, the participants will be presented with concepts and methods for exploring and discussing memorial culture as a subject for teaching, which have been developed in the TeacMem project so far.

The TeacMem Project started in 2009 and has so far conducted two seminars, starting im March 2010 in Hamburg Neuengamme on German memorial culture and continuing in October 2011 in Copenhagen, when Danish Remembrance of German Occupation and Resistance to it where focused.

Cf. also the statement on the EWC website.

Senter for studier av Holocaust og livssynsminoriteter
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