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Impact

Scholarship

Knowledge utilisation is a core activity within the project. We work together with a substantial network of scholars and educators across Europe and in the US and Canada; through this network, research results can be disseminated. The involvement of scholars external to the project team in the Scientific Committee and Advisory Board, and in expert meetings, will facilitate regular research exchanges.

We have planned an expert meeting at NIOD/Museum het Valkhof, and two conferences: one to take place in Museum Rotterdam (2023) and one final conference, towards the end of the project, to be hosted by HREC Toronto.

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Holodomor Memorial to Victims of the Ukrainian Famine of 1932–1933,
Washington D.C. Copyright Max Herz and licensed under CC BY-SA

Education

The project aims to impact the way societies commemorate and teach famine pasts. Additionally, we want to stimulate critical reflections on famine heritage focusing on who claims it, and how it is and should be presented. We are developing a repository with texts and images related to the heritages of various European famines, accompanied by interpretive suggestions for schoolteachers, museum educators and curators, and broadcasting companies developing educational material. In collaboration with NERVE, the project will construct a MOOC, consisting of five modules that can be used in a variety of settings: (mobile) classrooms, museum workshops, and events surrounding commemorations.

Policy

Together with the consortium, the project team will develop a set of teaching recommendations targeted at educators and policy makers. The report with recommendations will be based on research into past and present educational practices, and on feedback from educators who have piloted the resources.

To learn more about how we want to increase our impact, click here (pdf, 145 kB).