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Welcome to the Association for Historical Dialogue & Research (AHDR)

It was on April 21, 2003, that a number of educators and researchers, with an active interest in the teaching and learning of history, decided to establish a non-governmental, non-profitable, multi- communal organisation in Cyprus and named it The Association for Historical Dialogue and Research (AHDR). Since then, the AHDR has organised and developed a range of projects and activities, such as teacher training workshops and the creation of supplementary materials, in order to work towards its greater aims.


The birth of the Association almost coincided with a historic change that took place on the island when on 23 April 2003 travel restrictions between the two sides of the Green Line in Cyprus were eased and several thousand Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots had their first chance since 1974 to cross the divide. It was evident that, more than ever before, the AHDR had to actively begin to realise its shared mission and vision, and in doing so, recognise the values of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the European Convention on Human Rights, the covenants of Human Rights issued by the United Nations, and the UNESCO recommendations relevant to history teaching.

"Depicting Cypriot Food Culture"
The Cyprus Virtual Food and Nutrition Museum in collaboration with the Photography and Cinematography Club of Egkomi, announce a photography competition entitled: “Street Food: Depicting the Cypriot Food Culture”.
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"Launch of interactive website"
The launch of the website took place at a public event at the Home for Cooperation (H4C) in Nicosia where representatives of the main communities of Cyprus were invited to share thoughts and hopes on how this project could contribute to acknowledging and preserving our respective, yet common heritage.
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"A Shared & Contested City"
Following 3 years of intensive work by an inter-communal groups of researchers, the Association for Historical Dialogue & Research (AHDR) is delighted to be launching the finding of its research project, ‘Nicosia: the story of a shared and contested city’ on Friday 15th January 2016.
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"Happy New Year!"
Mutlu Yıllar! | Καλή Χρονιά! We would like to extend our greetings and best wishes to all members and friends of the Association for Historical Dialogue and Research (AHDR) for a happy and prosperous 2016.
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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
Download the AHDRs Supplementary Educational Materials
Europe Direct Information Centre, Nicosia
AHDR Activity Report - January 2014 to September 2015
Recent events
Nicosia: The story of a shared and contested city
15 January | 18:00
// Did you know that the people of ...
Overcoming Borders Film Night
17 December | 19:00
// The Goethe-Institut Cyprus in co...
How to Introduce a Gender Perspective in History Teaching
28 November | 10:00
//   'How to Introduce...
Debate: 'Covering the Cyprus conflict'
19 November | 18:00
//   Within the context of...