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Alanna Jones | Photo: Körber-Stiftung
Alanna Jones | Photo: Körber-Stiftung

The Welsh in the U.S. melting pot - investigations of a Welsh student group

Did you know that Abraham Lincoln had pamphlets printed in Welsh in the U.S. presidential election campaign and that Pennsylvania was originally called “New Wales”? Alanna and her fellow students researched the role that Welsh migrants played in the USA. Take a look at what Alanna said about her competition entry.

Cara Sophie Fellmann | Photo: Körber-Stiftung
Cara Sophie Fellmann | Photo: Körber-Stiftung

A German student traced her Mennonite family background

All of Cara's ancestors on her father’s side were Mennonites. How did they live? What made them different? The whole process of researching her family history was emotional and enriching in many ways, Cara wrote. Take a look at what Cara said about her competition entry.

Barbora Barborová at award ceremony | Photo: Körber-Stiftung
Barbora Barborová at award ceremony | Photo: Körber-Stiftung

Slovak competition held under the auspices of UNESCO

"It is important that students look at the UNESCO heritage from the perspective of young people because it supports the diversity that builds the basis of the human heritage." This was the slogan for the Award Ceremony of Slovakia’s 12th EUSTORY History Competition in Bratislava on June 23rd, 2017.

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A generation raising its voice | Photo: David Ausserhofer
A generation raising its voice | Photo: David Ausserhofer

EUSTORY Summit: Putting a finger on the pulse of young Europeans

Young Europeans want to take on responsibility. This is clearly shown by the applications for the EUSTORY Next Generation Summit in October 2017. Different workshops will offer scientific, journalistic and cultural perspectives for an exchange on topics such as European remembrance culture, violence, populism in the media and online propaganda.

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Kristians Malgins | Photo: Körber-Stiftung
Kristians Malgins | Photo: Körber-Stiftung

Latvian student researched his great-grandmother's deportation to Siberia

Kristians' ninety-seven year-old great-grandmother is a good storyteller. So what was more natural than to interview her about her own deportation and that of her family to Siberia by Soviet authorities in 1949? Take a look at what Kristians said about his competition entry.

EUSTORY Competiton Organisers 2017 | Photo: Körber Foundation
EUSTORY Competiton Organisers 2017 | Photo: Körber Foundation

EUSTORY Network Meeting 2017

During this year’s EUSTORY Annual Network Meeting, representatives from 19 national EUSTORY competitions discussed experiences from and strategies for political-historical education in the light of current Europe-wide trends of renationalisation and digitalisation. Their aim is to ensure a stable perspective for historical research competitions through steady participation of students and teachers. Best-practise for didactical and methodological support, effective jury work and the integration of new media formats were presented and exchanged during the workshop sessions.

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Participants of the workshop | Photo: Körber-Stiftung
Participants of the workshop | Photo: Körber-Stiftung

New and stronger history competitions for Eastern Europe

Representatives from Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine and Georgia gathered in Hamburg for a workshop to discuss the initiation and strengthening of history competitions in their respective countries. Between May 2017 and December 2018 they want to organise and host competition rounds for school and university students.

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Irina Scherbakowa | Foto: David Ausserhofer
Irina Scherbakowa | Foto: David Ausserhofer

Irina Sherbakova is awarded with the 2017 Goethe Medal

For her special merits for the international cultural exchange, the German Goethe-Institut awards Irina Sherbakova with this year’s Goethe Medal. As a long-standing partner of the EUSTORY Network, she has been running the Russian history competition for many years.

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Yuval Beker | Photo: Körber-Stiftung
Yuval Beker | Photo: Körber-Stiftung

Israeli student conducted research on schools in Nazi Germany

Being a student, Yuval is naturally interested in education, its evolution and its political impact. Through his research about Nazi education as an extreme case of totalitarian education, he understood how education can be employed to serve a certain agenda. Take a look at what Yuval said about his competition entry.