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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.

"Happy New Year!"
"True security is based on people's welfare - on a thriving economy, on strong public health and education programmes, and on fundamental respect for our common humanity. Development, peace, disarmament, reconciliation and justice are not separate from security; they help to underpin it." Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary General.
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"Thank You"
International Conference: "Historical Culture in Divided Societies. From Theory to Practice" - 18th - 20th December 2014. The AHDR would like to take this opportunity to thank all the presenters and discussants for their invaluable contributions to this conference. Moreover, the AHDR would also like to expres its gratitude to is co-organizer, the International Commission for the History and Theory of Historiography (ICHTH). And last, but by no means least, a very big thank you to all of you who attended and participated in this very important discussion. We look forward to seeing you in the New Year!
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"Conference Programme Change"
Wu Ming 1 will not be able to participate in the conference due to ill health. We wish him all the best for a speedy recovery and hope to host him in Cyprus in the near future. Due to this unfortunate news, we will start the conference proceedings at 11am on Saturday 20th. However, join us at 10.30 for tea, coffee and cookies before!
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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
Recent events
Historical Culture in Divided Societies. From Theory to Practice
18 December | 17:00
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AHDR Annual General Assembly
13 December | 11:00
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Peculiar Dynamics of Corruption: Religion, Gender, EU Membership, and Others,
17 November | 18:00
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The city as a living museum
07 November | 16:00