June 6-7, 2013

International Conference
Tangible Pasts? Questioning Heritage Education

Conference Center De Doelen, Rotterdam (The Netherlands)

Are the uses of heritage as primary instructional resources in education compatible with critical historical thinking? If so, how can we use heritage in history education? These and more questions were discussed by some 120 people who attended the international conference Tangible Pasts? Questioning heritage education.

The conference was one of the results of the research program Heritage Education, Plurality of Narratives and Shared Historical Knowledge (2009-2014), funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research and conducted at the CHC with Maria Grever as program and research leader, and Carla van Boxtel as research leader.

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Organizers of the conference: the research team of the NWO program Heritage Education (Center for Historical Culture - Erasmus University Rotterdam) and LKCA (Landelijk Kennisinstituut Cultuureducatie en Amateurkunst / Netherlands Knowledge Institute for Cultural Education and Voluntary Arts).

Center for Historical Culture (CHC)