Goal: To produce and disseminate knowledge and research findings on the issues of history, historiography, history teaching, and history learning
In line with its overarching research goal, the Association’s research agenda concentrates on three areas of research: History and historical sciences, history education and history didactics, and the Social context and history education. More specifically, the aim is:
The AHDR may choose to pursue self-funded research or to participate as a leading partner or as one of the partners in research projects funded by other organizations. Regardless of the form (self- or externally funded) a project will assume, the responsibility for determining the research agenda and ensuring that pursued projects are aligned with it falls on the Board which decides in consultation and collaboration with the members of the Association.
The following apply as general rules of principle and practice unless otherwise determined by external funding organizations and sponsors:
AHDR welcomes research proposals from all researchers interested in collaborating with the Association. Board members may participate in research projects only as members of the research team. They are not, however, eligible to conduct research for the Association as principal investigators.
Research proposals submitted to the Association go through a blind-review process by a review committee appointed by the Board and which consists of Board members and external reviewers. Researchers participating in any form in research proposals submitted to/for the Association are not eligible to participate in proposal review committees.
One of the main aims of the Association is to promote intercultural dialogue. Thus, the Association encourages: a) the submission of project proposals and research interests from members of both Communities as well as other sociocultural groups and b) the submission of projects with multicultural research consortiums. Every effort will be made to ensure equal opportunity is met in terms of proposal selection.
The Association may seek strategic collaborations on self-funded research projects with researchers with an established track record in their scientific fields provided the Board has reviewed the researcher’s work and has decided their interests make for a good match with the Association’s research agenda.
Research proposals submitted on behalf of the Association are reviewed by experts who are sought to provide feedback on the quality and feasibility of the research proposal.
Research proposals are evaluated based on the following criteria: