Gaarkeuken Montreal 1931
Gaarkeuken Montreal 1931

Heritages of Hunger Learning Resources for Secondary-school Educators

In this online professional development event, the NWO-funded project Heritages of Hunger: Societal Reflections on Past European Famines in Education, Commemoration and Musealisation at Radboud University seeks your expert opinion to evaluate English-language learning materials devised to teach upper secondary students about historical periods of hunger in Europe.

Calling all educators interested in teaching and learning about the history of European famines

Researchers of the Heritages of Hunger project have developed an open access learning resource consisting of six modules, which comparatively investigate case studies on the realities of hunger and the history of European famines ranging from mid-nineteenth-century famines in western and northern Europe to the twentieth-century Ukrainian Holodomor, the Dutch Hunger Winter, and the Spanish Years of Hunger. The memories of these periods continue to impact debates on new crises and conflicts, such as economic decline, refugees, Brexit, COVID-19, and war. As such, teaching the history of these crises can be tremendously valuable for helping students understand today’s world.

What’s in it for me?

In this online professional development event, you will engage with current higher-education research and debates in the field and will help bridge the gap between secondary education and university by providing your feedback and perspective on the learning materials. You will also receive a book voucher.

Event Type: Online event
Date: October 2024
Time: Afternoon/Evening; 1.5 hour
Date and time to be confirmed in September

Contact information

Please email Jolien Quaedvlieg, jolien.quaedvlieg [at], for expressions of interest. Further details will follow in September.  

For additional information on the Heritages of Hunger project and/or questions about the learning resources, please email Dr Chris Cusack, chris.cusack [at] (chris[dot]cusack[at]ru[dot]nl)