in Russian – https://crossroadorg.info/textbook-29-9-2022/
On September 29-30, 2022 in St. Petersburg (Russia) at the St. Petersburg Institute of history of the Russian Academy of sciences took place the International scientific conference “A History Textbook for the Future. A New Look”. More about the conference – here.
Below is a report from the first day of the conference on September 29th. About the second day – here.
Director of the Institute of history of the Armenian Academy of sciences, academician Ashot Melkonyan took part in the conference. He made a presentation on the second day.
Both days Eduard Mosesov and Vahan Babakhanyan from the local Armenian community of St. Petersburg participated as guests, and on the first day also Monte Aladjyan.
Two videos of critical questions asked by the Armenian side to the speakers on the first day.
Ashot Melkonyan on the Armenian Genocide in Turkey – to the speaker Duygu Yenie Uskuplu, Istanbul University (Turkey)
Video (4 min)
Vahan Babakhanyan about the silencing by historians of the Turkish roots of German fascism – to Alexander Shubin, PhD in History, chief researcher of the Institute of World History of Russian Academy of sciences (Moscow)
Alexander Vladlenovich is the author of a new history textbook. The question refers to page 98, which talks about the rise of fascism in Germany – (in Russian) http://crossroadorg.info/shubin-textbook/
References in Russian:
Video by ZDFinfo.de (TV channel in Germany) (2 min) https://youtu.be/YfX5rFChWz4
An article about a book printed in the West but not translated into Russian https://miaban.ru/info/turkey/turkey-germany-1/
Video (5 min) https://crossroadorg.info/turkey-20-5-2022/
A selection of links (some in English) https://aga-tribunal.info/turkey-5-en/
Video (6 min)
Conference program and videos of some speeches on September 29
On September 29, there were 14 reports at the conference. Below are 13 videos. The videos are unofficial, from the public organization “Khachmeruk” (Crossroads).
Greetings were given first:
- Administration of the city of St. Petersburg
- Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation
- Alexey Sirenov , corresponding member of the Russian Academy of sciences (RAS), Director of the St. Petersburg Institute of History RAS
- Chubaryan A.O., Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Scientific Director of the Institute of World History of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Co-Chairman of the Russian Historical Society
- PJSC Transneft
- International Public Foundation “Russian Peace Fund”.
Alexander Chubaryan, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Scientific Director of the Institute of World History of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Co-Chairman of the Russian Historical Society
“Principles and approaches to historical memory in teaching history at school”
Video (25 min)
Duygu Yeniay (Istanbul University, Turkey). Building the future through history teaching
Video (13 min)
Dr. Mile Bjelajac, Director of the Institute of Contemporary History of Serbia (Serbia). “Textbooks: A challenge for reconciliation process after civil and other wars”
Videofragment (2 min)
Comment by Dr. Mile Bjelajac
Video (4 min)
Alexander Danilov, профессор, professor, author of the textbooks
“School history textbooks in Russia: historical experience and lessons”
Video (12,5 min)
Vladlen Izmozik, PhD in History, professor, St. Petersburg State University of Telecommunications after prof. M.A. Bonch-Bruevich
“The role of the school history textbook in the formation of historicism in thinking. 10-11 grades”
Vasily Kostetsky, Coordinator of the Coordinating Council of Russian compatriots in Uzbekistan, head of the History club at the Russian Center for science and culture, author of history textbooks for secondary schools in Uzbekistan
“What should be a modern history textbook”
Alexander Shubin, PhD in History, chief researcher of the Institute of World History of RAS (Moscow)
“How to write a history textbook”
Video (16 min)
Question by Raymond Frou and answer by Alexander Shubin
Video (4 min)
At the beginning of the conference Alexander Shubin shared his approach reflected in his new textbook.
Video (3 min)
Marina Krasnova, PhD in Pedagogy, Senior research fellow, Center for the history of science and archiving, Institute of history, National academy of sciences of Belarus
“Historical knowledge as an element of school historical education”
Raymond Nkventi Fru, Sol Plaatje University, (South Africa)
“Major Trends in History Teaching in Africa”
Video (18,5 min)
Varvara Vovina, PhD in History, deputy director of the St. Petersburg Institute of history of RAS
“Approximation of the past: the experience of compiling a textbook of the national history of the Russia before Peter the Great”
Video (18 min)
Wang Xiaoju, PhD in History, Professor, Head of the Department of the History of Russia and Central Asia of the Institute of General History of the KAON, Deputy Chairman of the Chinese Society for the study of the history of the USSR and Eastern Europe
“Coverage of Russia’s reforms in school textbooks of Chinese history”
Videofragment (5 min)
Polina Rysakova, Associate Professor, Department of Theory of social development of Asian and African countries, Faculty of oriental studies, St. Petersburg State University
“Telling Chinese History in Your Own Words”: Teaching History in Chinese Schools in the 2020s”
Video of the answer on a question about China (1 min)
Burnissa Ali, Professor, Dean of the Faculty of Arabic philology and oriental languages of the Algiers II University (Algeria)
“History of Algeria in textbooks in secondary schools”
Svetlana Aleksandrova, Senior lecturer, Department of social science and cultural education, St. Petersburg Academy of postgraduate pedagogical education
“Visualization, digital support of school textbooks”
Videofragment (9,5 min)
There was a discussion later.
Videofragment (5,5 min)
In the evening, the conference participants visited the Hermitage (photos and videos) – http://crossroadorg.info/hermitage-29-9-2022/