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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.

"Introducing Gender in History"
AHDR’s latest publication, How to Introduce Gender in History Teaching, will be launched to the public on Saturday 28th November 2015, with a whole-day event including presentations and a workshop.
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"Joint Statement"
Within the context of the Education for a Culture of Peace Project, the Association for Historical Dialogue and Research (AHDR) and POST Research Institute (POST RI) strongly condemn the incidents of violence that occurred yesterday by members of the fascist organisation ELAM and other individuals against Turkish Cypriots...
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"Iconoclastic Controversies"
Photography exhibition and public discussions on Iconoclastic Controversies: A visual sociology of statues and commemoration sites in the southern part of Cyprus by Prof. Dr. Nico Carpentier
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"Competition Announcement!"
The AHDR,together with Goethe-Insitut Cyprus and Cinema for Peace Foundation (Berlin) announce a short documentary film competition for young amateurs on the topic of 'Overcoming Borders"
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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
Upcoming Events
How to Introduce a Gender Perspective in History Teaching
28 November | 10:00
//   'How to Introduce...
Recent events
Debate: 'Covering the Cyprus conflict'
19 November | 18:00
//   Within the context of...
Debate: 'Monuments and memories'
18 November | 18:00
//     Within the...
Launch of 'Iconoclastic Controversies' exhibition
13 November | 19:00
// Do statues talk? Do monuments na...
AHDR General Electoral Assembly
31 October | 15:00