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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.

"Expression of Interest"
The Association for Historical Dialogue and Research (AHDR) warmly invites qualified applied linguists, researchers and material developers to express their interest in participating in a team that will develop a Standard Greek – Standard Turkish – Cypriot Turkish – Cypriot Greek phrasebook.
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"SHCAD: Intercommunal Seminars"
The Association for Historical Dialogue and Research is currently organising a series of talks on selected topics regarding issues of common interest across Cyprus. Science and Humanities for Cooperation Across the Divides (SHCAD) aims to bring together academics and researchers from all communities in Cyprus, to share their knowledge and experience in disciplines ranging from History, Architecture, Archaeology to Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and/or interdisciplinary topics. The talks will take place at the Home for Cooperation.
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"Call for volunteers"
The Association for Historical Dialogue and Research is looking for volunteers to paticipate on astronomy activities with children in the context of 'Columba-Hypatia Project : Astronomy for Peace' on the 13th and 20th of May 2017 from 9:30am to 4pm. To apply and for any further information, we kindly ask you to send an email to Mr Loizos Loukaidis at [email protected]
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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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