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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.

"Job Vacancy"
Attention - AHDR is looking to hire an Operations officer for its Educational and Research Programs. Exciting new opportunity! We are seeking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Turkish-speaking individual to work with the Association for Historical Dialogue and Research team in contributing towards an education that prepares children and youth to live in a multi-cultural, multi-lingual, multi-faith society in Cyprus.
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"Workshop: 'Thinking Historical"
Call for Applications: The Association for Historical Dialogue and Research (AHDR) is hosting a bi-communal Workshop for Educators with Ms Alev Tugberk and Mr Lukas Pericleous, on 14th October 2017. This will be the first in a series of monthly workshops for the academic year 2017-2018 held at the Home for Cooperation (H4C).
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"Intercommunal Children’s Choir"
Apply now for the Inter-communal Children’s Choir (ICC, an initiative of the Association for Historical Dialogue and Research and the Home for Cooperation, in partnership with the Cyprus Turkish Teachers’ Trade Union (KTOS) and Proodeftiki Primary and Pre-Primary Teachers’ Movement.
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"Interns Wanted"
AHDR is opening a call for internship positions for qualified and enthusiastic individuals who would like to be actively involved in the fields of history, peace-building and education.
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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
AHDR Activity Report - January 2014 to September 2015
Quick access to AHDR Materials
Recent events
EDIC Peace Process Session IV
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EDIC Peace Process Session III
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EDIC Peace Process Session II
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EDIC Peace Process Session I
15 December | 20:00
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