Recent News from the Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation
History in Perspective: The work of the IHJR was presented at the 2016 International Conference of History Education for Peace in East Asia and Europe, convened from 6th to 9th of July in The Netherlands. The four-day conference was organized by EuroClio, the IHJR’s new institutional home, and convenes scholars and educators from around the world.
Ethics & Legacy: The IHJR is currently conducting a survey of responses by university administrations to legacies of historic injustices, benefaction from slave-owners, or other activities considered unacceptable by today’s ethical standards. The results of the survey will be presented at Oxford in October 2016.
Depolarizing the Past: In 2015, the IHJR organized a series of events for a pilot project, “Depolarizing the Past,” designed to address community tensions in The Netherlands that have resulted from unresolved historical legacies such as 1915 or the relationship between Israel and Palestine.
The Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation (IHJR) works with educational and public policy institutions to organize and sponsor historical discourse in pursuit of acknowledgement, and the resolution of historical disputes. Founded in 2004, the IHJR has conducted multi-year projects in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Middle East.