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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.

"Columba-Hypatia Project Launch"
Events start for the The Columba/ Hypatia Project: Astronomy for Peace project; a joint project by GalileoMobile and the AHDR. The aim of the project is to bring astronomy outreach activities to students, educators and the general public across Cyprus, in a context promoting peace and understanding between the various communities living on the island.
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"Inter-Communal Children Choir"
We are launching an Inter-Communal Children's Choir in cooperation with the Home for Coopeartion, KTOS and Proodeftiki Primary and Pre-Primary Teachers' Movement!
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"Dead Zone or City Centre?"
Dr Alessandro Camiz, AHDR Research Director proposes a bicommunal design workshop in Nicosia, during a presentation in Athens, Greece
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"Enrico Guidoni Summer School"
The first edition of the international summer school “Enrico Guidoni”, organized by the International Centre for Heritage Studies (ICHS) of Girne American University (GAU) was held September 2 to 10 in the Orsini Castle in Castel Madama and the Regional Park of Appia Antica in Rome.
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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
AHDR Activity Report - January 2014 to September 2015
Quick access to AHDR Materials
Upcoming Events
Columba-Hypatia: Astronomy for Peace
22 October | 10:00
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Recent events
International Peace Day 2016
21 September | 17:00
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Summer School Enrico Guidoni
02 September | 01:00
// International Summer School ...
29 July | 01:00
// CROSSROADS VI Youth Camp ...
ONGOING Third International Summer School in Peace & Conflict
22 July | 18:00
//   State Sovereignty and...