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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.

"Talking History"
Journalist Sevgül Uludağ, is currently featuring a series of interviews in her column Cyprus Untold Stories in Yeni Duzen newspaper, with Armenian Cypriot Nuritsa Nacarya, in which she talks about her experience of displacement, loss and the building new life in Cyprus.
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"AHDR in the Guardian!"
A few weeks ago, an e-mail from The Guardian reached our office containing a link to an article referring to recent developments in Cyprus and a hopeful message for the future. Among the lines we were delighted to spot a reference to the AHDR and our Director!
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"12 years on..."
April 23rd 2003 is a landmark date in Cyprus history. The opening of the Ledra Palace checkpoint where the Home for Cooperation now stands saw an easing of restrictions between the two sides of the island. As news spread, thousands of people flocked to the checkpoint in Nicosia to witness and experience for themselves the unimaginable.
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"Sign Up Today!"
Interested in becoming a future AHDR Board member? The next electoral election of the AHDR is due to take place in October 2015. Anyone wishing to be a candidate for election to the AHDR Board must ensure they have been a member of the Association for at least 6 months.
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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
Launch of the "Peace Education Centre and Library"
29 May | 18:30
// The Association for Historical D...
The use of visual sources: arts, films, videos, cartoons. Training interpretation skills when teaching and learning history
13 March | 16:00
//  Friday 13th & Sat...
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 ...