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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.

"East Europe Foundation"
Between the 16th and the 20th of November the AHDR hosted 10 civil society representatives on a study visit organised as part of the project ‘Building bridges between NGOs, business associations and media from Moldova, Ukraine and Russia for conflict prevention in Transnistria’, (more commonly known as ‘People to People’), co-funded by the European Commission and the Swedish and Danish Governments.
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"Presentations Now Online!"
The AHDR is pleased to announce that the presentations from the recent Council of Europe workshop, “The City as a Living Museum" are now available online. Read on to download key presentations by Dr.Dean Smart, Dr Mário Antas, Mr Brian Carvell and the AHDR's Marios Epaminondas and links to key resources.
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"Shared Histories"
Council of Europe intergovernmental project on: Shared Histories for a Europe without Dividing Lines. Read this new e-book from Council of Europe resulting from the final conference held in Vienna in 9 – 10 April 2014.
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"International Conference"
The AHDR is delighted to announce its upcoming international conference entitled "Historical Culture in Divided Societies. From Theory to Practice". This 3 day conference is being organised in cooperation with the International Commission for the History and Theory of Historiography (ICHTH) and will take place between the 18th - 20th December at the Home for Cooperation.
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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
"Historical Culture in Divided Societies. From Theory to Practice"
18 December | 17:00
// International Conference &qu...
Recent events
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
International Day of Peace Celebrations - Fundraising for Gaza
21 September | 16:00
// The Association for Historical D...
Europa Nostra Local Award Ceremony
16 September | 19:00
// With great pleasure we would lik...