on March 15, 2021
Published on April 11, 2021 Updated on July 12, 2022

National Histories and Minority Narratives at School


Online conference

The workshop National histories and minority narratives at school is organised jointly with the Centre d'histoire de Sciences PO, within the framework of two initiatives: the interdisciplinary seminar « School history and citizenship education in Europe: what connections? » (Agora laboratory - University of Cergy - ENS), which has been focusing since 2018 the current challenges and "crises" of European history canons, as well as the seminar on « The school teaching of history », organised at Sciences PO since 2011.
The question of national narratives and its transmission is a common dilemma for most contemporary nation-states. Very often, the issue is intertwined with other sensitive political issues ; policy responses differ greatly from case to case.
The study-cases presented provide insights into different patterns of ethnic and religious pluralism and educational governance. This should allow to address both the way « minorities » are defined, and the way
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they fit into a « dominant » narrative. While providing an opportunity for comparative, cross-country insights, the workshop will investigate the contemporary collapse of unifying national narratives from a variety of methodologies and sources: curriculum studies, classroom practices, didactic studies. The aim is to highlight cleavages and common issues, but also patterns of transfer and hybridization.

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