“Interculturalism in Historical Education” International Conference

Deadline: 31 March, 2015
Open to: Scholars, teachers, practitioners, museum professionals, representatives of NGOs and cultural institutions, educators affiliated with conference topics
Venue: 20-22 April, 2015 Warsaw, Poland


POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews is pleased to invite participants to the international conference “Interculturalism in historical education.” The conference is organized in partnership with the European Wergeland Center in Norway and with support from the Council of Europe. The conference will take place on 20-22 April 2015.


The conference will address the question of how to use knowledge and reflection about the past to build attitudes of openness in today’s globalizing world and harness the potential of diversity on the local level. Also, deeper look at methods of intercultural learning, civic education and education on human rights, with a focus on how to use education to prevent and combat discrimination, anti-Semitism, racism and hate speech.

The conference program will comprise lectures, panel discussions, films and workshops. The lectures and panel discussions will be conducted by invited experts from Poland and abroad. Workshops will be conducted by experts and activists who submitted their proposals in response to an open call.


Scholars conducting research on inter-culturalism and intercultural education, as well as practitioners – museum professionals, representatives of non-governmental organizations and cultural institutions, educators, teachers, those conducting projects in the field of multi- and interculturalism, as well as all those interested in the subject.


Participation in the conference is free of charge. As part of the conference, the organizer will provide access to full program of the conference, conference materials, meals during the conference (dinner on first day, lunch on second and third day).

Travel costs will be covered 100% for participants who will send their application very soon – it will be handled on a first-come-first-served basis. As a participant or delegating institution you should possibly apply for coverage of part of the travel costs if you lack the sufficient funds. This should be indicated in the registration form. One organization/institution may receive a travel cost subsidy for one representative only.

Accommodation costs are not covered by the organizer.


Registration for the conference is open until 31 March. Applicants will be registered on a first-come-first-served basis.

Contact and information:

The official webpage

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