On 30 May, 2018, the prizewinners of the Irish history competition received their awards in the Moore Institute of the National University of Ireland in Galway. The competition was organised by “Breaking the SEAL”. As in previous years the choice for a focus topic was open.
On 19 May 2018, the Latvian award ceremony took place in the Grand House of the Riga Latvian Society. As in previous years, the President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis took part in the ceremony to congratulate and award the winners.
On 4 May, 2018, the prize winners of the 19th Estonian history competition were announced by the President of the Republic of Estonia, Kersti Kaljulaid, at the Ministry of Education and Research in Tartu.
Over the past 20 years, the Polish History Competitions organised by the KARTA Center have encouraged over 14,400 students to participate. After the last of three consecutive competitions entitled “Hidden History - Undiscovered, Untold, Unheard..” had come to an end in November 2017, it was a good moment to look back on past successful competitions and lessons learnt during these sometimes turbulent years.
On 30 April, 2018, forty-three prizewinners of the Russian history competition "Man in History - Russia in the 20th Century" received their awards in the fully occupied Nikitsky Gate Theatre in Moscow. The competition was organised by the Russian human rights organisation MEMORIAL International.
The end of World War I, women’s right to vote, the Prague Spring – these are only three of the many anniversaries in this European year of remembrance 2018 which will be featured on the History Campus Blog. Eight young people from all over Europe forming the History Campus Editors’ Team will approach these historical and also current events from their own fresh perspective.
Historian and co-founder of the Russian civil society organisation MEMORIAL, Arsenij Roginskij, died in December 2017. On 4 March 2018, the Heinrich Böll Foundation and the German Society for Eastern European Studies commemorated the enlightener and humanist from Russia in a matinee. The event was supported by many further institutions, among them the Körber Foundation as a long-standing partner of MEMORIAL International. MEMORIAL is a member of the EUSTORY Network and has been running a history competition in Russia since 1999.
Following the great success of the regional Galway History Competition that is organised by “Breaking the SEAL”, the organisers are now looking forward to take the History Competition to the national level. As in previous years the choice for a focus topic will be open. The awards ceremony will take place in late May 2018.