programme

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

9:30 am - 10:00 am

OPENING CEREMONY

Annette Lorentsen, Head, Department of Learning and Philosophy, Aalborg University, Denmark

Poul Duedahl, Director, Global History of UNESCO Project, Aalborg University, Denmark

10:00 am - 10:30 am

COFFEE BREAK

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

WORKSHOP ONE

UNESCO Confronts History Education and Textbook Revision I

Chair: Helena Ribeiro Castro

Theoretical concepts and underlying assumptions of UNESCO history textbook revisions
Falk Pingel (The Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research, Germany)

Jamie Torres Bodet and the struggle over history writing of the Americas: The Mexican Experience
Ines Dussel (Departmento de Investigaciones Educativas del CINVESTAV-IPN, Mexico)
Christian Ydesen (Aalborg University, Denmark)


Battling Minds: UNESCO Opponents and Supporters in Post-war America
Randle J. Hart (Saint Mary’s University, Canada)

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

LUNCH

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

WORKSHOP TWO

UNESCO Launches Education for International Understanding

ChairIvan Lind Christensen

UNESCO’s Education for Living in a World Community: from teacher seminars to experimental activities (via Skype)
Elizabeth Tiege (Volda University College, Norway)

For peace, world citizenship and Europe: The Impact of UNESCO on Belgian historians and on political and ideological projects, 1944-1956 (via Skype)
Eva Schandevil (Vrije University, Belgium)

The Impact of International Education in Africa: UNESCO and Rwanda in 1962-1975
Jean-Damascène Gasanabo (The National Commission for the Fight against Genocide, Rwanda)

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

COFFEE BREAK

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

WORKSHOP THREE

UNESCO Uses Education and Science as Instruments for the Postwar Peace Reconstruction

Chair: Falk Pingel

Changing the Minds, Shifting the Attitudes: A Comparative Analysis of UNESCO Re-education Activities in post-war Japan and Germany
Aigul Kulnazarova (Tama University, Japan)
Poul Duedahl (Aalborg University, Denmark)

The Role of Science Education in the Nuclear Age: UNESCO’s ‘Atoms for peace’ for International understanding in 1946-1964
Ivan Lind Christensen (Aalborg University, Denmark)

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

SPECIAL WORKSHOP

Future Research Trajectories

Moderators
Aigul Kulnazarova (Tama University, Japan)
Christian Ydesen (Aalborg University, Denmark)

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

GROUP DINNER

Place: TBD

 

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

9:30 am - 10:30 am 

WORKSHOP FOUR

UNESCO Encounters Race, Science and Antiracism

Chair: Poul Duedahl

Perturbed by ‘race’: antiracism, science, and education in UNESCO during the Cold War (via Skype)
Sebastian Gil-Riano (University of Sydney, Australia)

South Africa’s “Strange” Relations with UNESCO: Anti-racism vs. Apartheid
Michelle Brattain (Georgia State University, USA)

10:30 am – 11:00 am

COFFEE BREAK

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

WORKSHOP FIVE

UNESCO Confronts History Education and Textbook Revision II

Chair: Michelle Brattain

UNESCO and Better History Textbooks: Reflecting the Public Discourse and Policy-Making in post-war Japan and Korea
Aigul Kulnazarova (Tama University, Japan)
Sungho Kang (Kyung Hee University, South Korea)

The Impact and Implementation of UNESCO Guidelines on History and Geography Textbooks in Brazil
Helena Ribeiro Castro (Escola Superior de Educação Jean Piaget de Almada, Portugal)
Christian Ydesen (Aalborg University, Denmark)

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

LUNCH

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

WORKSHOP SIX

UNESCO’s Impact of International Understanding in a Divided World

Chair: Randle Hart

Confronting the Political Divide I: The Impact and Implementation of UNESCO’s Education for International Understanding in the USA during the Cold War
Christian Ydesen (Aalborg University, Denmark)

Confronting the Political Divide II: The Impact and Implementation of UNESCO’s Education for International Understanding in the USSR during the Cold War
Aigul Kulnazarova (Tama University, Japan)

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

COFFEE BREAK

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

CLOSING REMARKS



Important information:

Dates of conference:June 16-17, 2015
Venue:Department of Learning and Philosophy, Nyhavnsgade 14, 9000 Aalborg (in the city center)
Accommodation:Hotel Cabinn Aalborg, Fjordgade 20, 9000 Aalborg
Nearest airport:Aalborg Airport is situated 5 km north of Aalborg. Easy access via direct bus connections to the city center (http://www.aal.dk/en/) and taxis

 

 

 

Contact

Conference coordinator Christian Ydesen

Conference secretary: Marianne Høgsbro

Organizing Committee

  

Poul Duedahl 

 
Aigul Kulnazarova