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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.

"The city as a living museum"
The Council of Europe returns to Cyprus on 7th & 8th November 2014 with a teacher training workshop at the Home for Cooperation. Working in artnership with the AHDR, the workshop will offer a unique opportunity for educators to investigate how engaging with the very history around us could be key to the teaching of history.
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"Buffer Fringe Performing Arts"
\"BUFFER FRINGE\" PERFORMING ARTS for the first time in Cyprus. October 18-19 in the Buffer Zone, Venetian Moat behind the Home for Cooperation (Ledra Palace). 15 fringe performances from across the island will be presented outdoor during the two day event. The Buffer Fringe is organised by the Home for Cooperation project supported by the Norway and EEA Grants.
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"Thank you!"
Thank you to everyone who came to the International Day of Peace celebrations at the Home For Cooperationon Sunday! Thanks to your generous support we managed to raise an incredible 654 Euros for the PCRF - Palestine Children's Relief Fund
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"International Day of Peace"
The Association for Historical Dialogue & Research (AHDR), in honoring the International Day of Peace for the second consecutive year, invites you to join the celebrations at the Home for Cooperation (H4C) on Sunday 21st September from 4 – 10.30 pm.
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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 city as a living museum
07 November | 16:00
Recent events
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...
Challenging History: Oral History Work in Cyprus
04 July | 17:00
// The University of Nicosia (UNic)...
“The Magical Violin of Vahan Bedelian…”
03 April | 01:00
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