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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.

"Nicosia - Oslo Cooperation"
AHDR Director, Shirin Jetha, visited the House of Literature in Oslo from 28th February to 6th March 2015. The visit was another step forward in terms of developing the ongoing cooperation between the two Houses. The House of Literature was an inspirational basis for the future visioning of the Home for Cooperation (H4C) and following the presence of the then Director, Aslak Sira Myhre at the inauguration of the H4C in May 2011, the cooperation between the two entities has remained.
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"De – mystifying Erasmus+:"
EDIC (Europe Direct Information Centre), Nicosia invites you to attend an Information Session on EU Funding Opportunities on Thursday 19th March from 16.00 - 17.00 at the Home for Cooperation.
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"Thank you for participating!"
The AHDR would like to thank all those who participated and provided invaluable input at the Council of Europe workshop, "The use of visual sources: ARTS, FILMS, VIDEOS & CARTOONS. Training interpretation skills when teaching and learning history”.
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"International Summer School"
State Fragmentation, Regional Crises & War Endings Second International Summer School in Peace & Conflict Studies Nicosia, 19-31 July 2015 The University of Cyprus, in collaboration with the European Consortium for Political Research, the Association for Historical Dialogue & Research (AHDR), Home for Cooperation and the International Association of Peace and Conflict Studies organize the Second Summer School in Peace and Conflict Studies.
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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
Recent events
The use of visual sources: arts, films, videos, cartoons. Training interpretation skills when teaching and learning history
13 March | 16:00
//  Friday 13th & Sat...
Historical Culture in Divided Societies. From Theory to Practice
18 December | 17:00
// International Conference &qu...
AHDR Annual General Assembly
13 December | 11:00
// AHDR Annual General Assembly ...
Peculiar Dynamics of Corruption: Religion, Gender, EU Membership, and Others,
17 November | 18:00
//   The AHDR his honoured...