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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.

"Songs of My Neigbours"
Mitos Performing Arts Centre in partnership with AHDR invite you to Songs of My Neighbours a co-funded EU Culture program carried out between autumn 2013 and summer 2015.
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"Good Friday in Famagusta"
The Association for Historical Dialogue and Research (AHDR) express its solidarity to the initiative behind the organization of this event and congratulate all stakeholders not least the bi- communal groups “Famagusta initiative” and “Famagusta our city” for all the work they have put to make this possible.
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"Magical Violin"
The Association for Historical Dialogue & Research (AHDR), in collaboration with investigative journalist Sevgul Uludag and Nilgun Guney Art Studio, invite you to enjoy an evening of music, memories and paintings by local artists, as we commemorate Cyprus’ famous music master, Vahan Bedelian.
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"Education in Conflict"
The Association for Historical Dialogue and Research (AHDR) invites you to the International Conference: “Education in Conflict – Conflict in Education” on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th March 2014 at the Home for Cooperation.
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AHDR’s History Education Reform Proposal
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AHDR in the News
Civil Society Organisations
Resources on History Education
AHDR Research Policy
Past Projects
Past Events / Activities
Cyprus Critical History Archive
Current Projects
Home4C Podcasts
The City as a Living Museum
AHDR Policy Paper on Education
Recent events
“The Magical Violin of Vahan Bedelian…”
03 April | 01:00
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“Education in Conflict – Conflict in Education”
29 March | 09:00
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Turkey under AKP: From Tutelage to Authoritarianism?
17 March | 19:00
// The AHDR in collaboration with P...
Divided Communities: Discussing the Kosovo Experience
12 March | 19:00
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