About Temporalities and Dilemmas in History

By Caroline - Published 19 January 2024
[Translate to English:] Man i bibliotek

Welcome to the spring of 2024 and a seminar series on history communication! The seminars are intended for everyone interested in and how history is written and communicated in education.

February 8, LUX B: 240, 4:15 PM - 6:00 PM
Controversial Issues in History Education

Fredrik Alvén, associate professor and lecturer in history at Malmö University, together with Anna-Lena Lilliestam, lecturer in subject didactics at the University of Gothenburg, has authored the book "Teaching History: Didactics and Methodology for Subject Teachers" (2023). The authors relate history didactic theory and school policy documents to controversial issues in history education. Fredrik will talk about this on February 8.

March 21, LUX B: 240, 4:15 PM - 6:00 PM
Commission History - A Didactic Challenge

Klas-Göran Karlsson shares his experiences as a historian and history didactician being a member of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission for Tornedalians, Kvens, and Forest Finns for several years. The commission is described as follows: "The Truth and Reconciliation Commission for Tornedalians, Kvens, and Forest Finns is a state investigation appointed by the Swedish government. The initiative to establish the commission came from the minority. The commission is an independent body tasked with interpreting and carrying out the mission specified in the directives (instructions) from the government." Questions about whose history receives attention in a state commission's work are central to history didactics, and Karlsson will dwell on this.

April 25, LUX B: 240, 4:15 PM - 6:00 PM
The Future Is Not What It Used to Be – On Time and Temporality

Jenny Gustafsson, PhD in the history of ideas and learning at Södertörn University, Helén Persson, associate lecturer in educational science at Lund University, and Ulf Zander, professor of history at Lund University, present an ongoing project on how time and temporality undergo constant changes. Against the backdrop of theoretical models explaining time and temporality, they discuss how different aspects of time and temporality are expressed in climate activists' future expectations, educational policies from the mid-20th century to today, and young people's historical references on internet forums.

Contact: Helén Persson and  Ulf Zander