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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.

"Thank you!"
The AHDR would like to thank all those individuals who responded to the recent announcement for the Outreach and development Associate vacancy. The AHDR were inundated with applications from highly skilled and talented individuals. We kindly ask all those who applied for their patience and understanding whilst we carefully review all applicants credentials.
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"Arts, films, videos & cartoons"
The Council of Europe returns to Cyprus with an innovative workshop on Friday 13 March & Saturday 14 March 2015 at the Home for Cooperation. Entitled “The use of visual sources: arts, films, videos, cartoons. Training interpretation skills when teaching and learning history”, this two day workshop will provide both theoretic knowledge and practical skills in alternative methodologies in the teaching of history.
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"International Summer School"
State Fragmentation, Regional Crises & War Endings Second International Summer School in Peace & Conflict Studies Nicosia, 19-31 July 2015 The University of Cyprus, in collaboration with the European Consortium for Political Research, the Association for Historical Dialogue & Research, Home for Cooperation and the International Association of Peace and Conflict Studies organize the Second Summer School in Peace and Conflict Studies.
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"New opening, new opportunity.."
The AHDR is pleased to announce a new vacancy within the organisation, for an Outreach & Development Associate (part-time). As part of a small but effective team, the Outreach & Development Associate will seek to build and maintain relationships with various stakeholders and further engage the wider community in the activities of the AHDR. This is a part- time position offering an opportunity to become involved in the many facets of the AHDR’s activities.
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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
Download the AHDRs Supplementary Educational Materials
Upcoming Events
The use of visual sources: arts, films, videos, cartoons. Training interpretation skills when teaching and learning history
13 March | 16:00
//  Friday 13th & Sat...
Recent events
Historical Culture in Divided Societies. From Theory to Practice
18 December | 17:00
// International Conference &qu...
AHDR Annual General Assembly
13 December | 11:00
// AHDR Annual General Assembly ...
Peculiar Dynamics of Corruption: Religion, Gender, EU Membership, and Others,
17 November | 18:00
//   The AHDR his honoured...
The city as a living museum
07 November | 16:00