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DAY 1: Monday, April 20, 2015
 

11:00 - 12.45, Project Ideas Exchange (open event accompanying the conference)

13:00 - 15:00 Curator-led Tour of POLIN Museum’s Core Exhibition (Reservations required)

15:00 - 16:30, REGISTRATION

16:30 - 17:00, FORMAL OPENING

  • Zygmunt Stępiński (Deputy Director, POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews)
  • Professor Adam Daniel Rotfeld (Member of the Museum Council, POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews)
  • Ana Perona-Fjeldstad (Executive Director, The European Wergeland Centre)
  • Joanna Kluzik-Rostkowska (Minister, Ministry of National Education, Poland)
  • Bjørgulv Vinje Borgundvaag (State Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Norway)

17:00 - 18:30, Panel Discussion

Opening statement by Laila Bokhari (State Secretary, Prime Minister’s Office, Norway) 

“History and Citizenship Education. Diversity in Europe – Contemporary Challenges”

Experts from Poland, Norway, France and Sweden will analyze the role of cultural and ethnic diversity in their countries as well as the challenges particular countries face in historical and citizenship education. The panel discussion will be attended by: prof. Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett (POLIN Museum), Thomas Michael Walle (Norwegian Folk Museum), Philippe Boukara (Memorial de la Shoah), Christina Gamstorp (Forum for Living History). Moderation: Konstanty Gebert (journalist, Poland).

18:30 - 19:30, Dinner

19:30 - 20:30, Concert by Bente Kahan (open event accompanying the conference. Reservation is required for non-conference guests.)

DAY 2: Tuesday, April 21, 2015
 

1st SESSION: HISTORY EDUCATION AND INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCES

9:00 - 10:00, Expert Lecture and Discussion

Lecture by: Professor Kirstin Skinstad van der Kooij,  Commentary by: Sjur Bergan

10:00 - 10:15, Coffee Break

10:15 - 12:30, Workshop Session (Workshops held simultaneously, participants are asked to choose one)

  • WORKSHOP 1: Karen Polak, Flora Suen: Historical biographies and multiple identities: setting the stage for intercultural historical learning (ENG)
  • WORKSHOP 2: Harald Syse: Different cultural background – different memorial culture(ENG)
  • WORKSHOP 3: Grzegorz Demel:How to Make History a tool? Understanding Interculturalism  (PL/ENG)
  • WORKSHOP 4: Agata Pietrzyk-Sławińska: Museums as Laboratories of Difference. The Royal Łazienki Museum (PL/ENG)

12:30 - 13:30, Lunch

2nd SESSION: LOCAL HISTORY AND ATTITUDES TOWARDS “OTHERS"

13:30 - 14:30, Expert Lecture and Discussion

Lecture: Witold Dąbrowski, Commentary: Brendan Jackson

14:30 - 14:45, Coffee Break

14:45 - 17:00, Workshop Session (workshops held simultaneously, participants are asked to choose one)

  • WORKSHOP 1: Maria Galbraith, Małgorzata Wosińska: Fragmented lives: the Jewish past in social, visual and personal space (ENG)
  • WORKSHOP 2: Jolanta Steciuk, Zuzanna Piechowicz  Displaced Germans in the Collective Memory of Poles (ENG)
  • WORKSHOP 3: Jolanta Olsztyn, Andrzej Subko:Meeting the Other – an Example of Good Practice: In Search of Atlantis (PL/ENG)
  • WORKSHOP 4: Satsita Khumaidova, Dominika Cieślikowska: A Meeting with a Person, Culture, and Nation – Elements of Drama in Building Intercultural Competencies (PL/ENG)
  • WORKSHOP 5: Joanna Mikulska, Joanna Kocon: Siekierki Gallery of Forgotten Places (PL/ENG)

19:00 - 20:00, Polin Choir – Concert (open event accompanying the conference. Reservation is required for non-conference guests.)

DAY 3: Wednesday, April 22, 2015
 

3rd SESSION: INTERCULTURALISM IN THE CITY

9:00 - 10:00, Expert Lecture and Discussion

Lecture by: Professor Dr. Paul Scheffer, Commentary by: Professor Dr. hab. Barbara Szacka

10:00 - 10:15, Coffee Break

10:15 - 12:30, Workshop Session (workshops held simultaneously, participants are asked to choose one)

  • WORKSHOP 1: Kinga Anna Gajda, Katarzyna Suszkiewicz, Ewelina Malik: The “Path” Method as an Active Method of Intercultural Education (ENG)
  • WORKSHOP 2: Agnieszka Kajczyk: Warsaw: A Cultural Melting Pot – Life Around Tłomackie  (ENG)
  • WORKSHOP 3: Dorota Jędruch, Agnieszka Fluder: Graffiti City. How to React to Hate (PL/ENG)
  • WORKSHOP 4: David Stoleru, Arielle Margaux: The Beit Project: Using the City for Educational Purposes  (ENG)

12:30 - 13:30, Lunch

4TH SESSION IV: DEALING WITH PREJUDICE, DISCRIMINATION AND HATE SPEECH

13:30 - 14:30, Expert Lecture and Discussion

Lecture by: Professor Dr. Andreas Zick, Commentary by: Marte Michelet

14:30 - 14:45, Coffee Break

14:45 - 17:00, Workshop Session (workshops held simultaneously, participants are asked to choose one)

  • WORKSHOP 1: Maja Dobiasz, Malina Janusz-Baranowska: “Knowledge Alone is Not Enough” - How to Counteract Anti-Semitism in Polish Schools? Good Educational Practices  (PL/ENG)
  • WORKSHOP 2: Nora Hammidi: Educational comics in your classroom – The possibilities of teaching diversity with “New Friends” (ENG)
  • WORKSHOP 3: Monika Mazur-Rafał: Freedom of Speech vs. Hate Speech: Challenges in Setting Limits (ENG)
  • WORKSHOP 4: Zakia Akkouh, Jan Dąbkowski: The role of History Education in prevention of Hate Speech and Discrimination (ENG)

17:00 - 17:15, Coffee Break

17:15 - 17:30, New Round of the EEA/Norway Grants

Presentation by Ambassador Ingrid Schulerud (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway)

17.30-18.30  “Interculturalism in Historical Education”: Summary Panel Discussion

Program Board members will sum up key findings and issues discussed during the conference. The panel discussion will be attended by: Sjur Bergan (Council of Europe), Alicja Pacewicz (Center for Citizenship Education Foundation), and Dr. Grzegorz Mazurkiewicz (Jagiellonian University in Cracow).

Moderation: Dr. Claudia Lenz (European Wergeland Center).

The organizers reserve the right to amend the program. Version as of April 15, 2015

Supported from the Norway and EEA Grants by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

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