The British Council and the Social Science Research Council have announced the launch of Our Shared Past, a collaborative grants program designed to encourage new approaches to world history curriculum and curricular content design in Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and North America. The program is supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
Our Shared Past is designed to promote the development of international scholarly communities that are committed to analyzing history curriculum and reframing the teaching of world history through the identification of new scholarship and the development of new curricular content that illustrate shared cultural, economic, military, religious, social, and scientific networks and practices as well as shared global norms and values that inform world history and society. The project will encourage both the synthesis of existing scholarship on these topics and the exploration of concrete ways that this reframing can be successfully introduced into teaching curriculum in European, Middle Eastern, North African, and North American contexts.
Date due: May 31, 2012
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