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About the Association For Historical Dialogue and Research


Since its foundation in 2003, the AHDR has enlisted members from various ethnic, linguistic, and professional backgrounds working at various educational levels in Cyprus, making the first steps towards a greater effort to maintain a continuous, open dialogue about enhanced pedagogic practices that could encourage the values of the discipline of history.



The AHDR envisions a society where dialogue on issues of history, historiography, history teaching, and history learning is welcomed as an integral part of democracy and is considered as a means for the advancement of historical understanding and critical thinking.




The AHDR contributes to the advancement of historical understanding amongst the public and more specifically amongst children, youth, and educators by providing access to learning opportunities for individuals of every ability and every ethnic, religious, cultural, and social background, based on the respect for diversity and the dialogue of ideas.




The AHDR recognizes the values of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the European Convention on Human Rights, the UNESCO aims on education, and the Council of Europe’s recommendations relevant to history teaching.




More specifically the AHDR aims to: 

  • Create opportunities for educators, youth, and children to benefit from the latest developments in history teaching and history learning 

  • Advance knowledge on the issues of history, historiography, history teaching, and history learning

  • Collect and share resources on history and history teaching

  • Nurture a critical understanding of the linkages between perceptions of history, attitudes and behaviors towards the “other”, and history education

  • Gather and make archival materials on certain aspects of Cyprus's history more easily available

  • Develop educational materials for educators and students

  • Increase public awareness on the importance of dialogue and multiperspectivity on  the issues of history, historiography, history teaching, and history learning

For a detailed programme of the AHDR activities please visit our Events or News sections.


AHDR Board Members


The AHDR's Board, comprising of Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot educators and historians, is a brilliant example of how productive cooperation, creative ideas, and respect can blossom, regardless of division.


The Board for the 2018-2021 period was successfully elected on Saturday, 24 February 2018. 

Board Members for the 2018 - 2021 period:


AHDR/ H4C Team:


H4C Governing Board:     

  • Kyriakos Pachoulides  

  • Evren İnançoğlu

  • Salpy Eskidjian

  • Erbay Akansoy 





AHDR’s History Education Reform Proposal
AHDR’s Videoblogs, PSAs & Podcasts
AHDR Research Policy
Past Projects
Cyprus Critical History Archive
Current Projects
The City as a Living Museum
AHDR Policy Paper on Education
AHDR Activity Report - January 2014 to September 2015
Quick access to AHDR Materials
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