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 2015-2017 period was successfully elected on Saturday, 31 October 2015.
Board Members for the 2015 - 2017 period:
AHDR/ H4C Team:
H4C Governing Board: