About the Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation

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 within divided communities and societies. To this end, the IHJR engages scholars, public opinion leaders and other stakeholders in convening conferences, seminars, debates, and joint research initiatives designed to address unresolved historic legacies. Since 2004, the IHJR has conducted multi-year projects in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Middle East.

In 2015, the IHJR initiated a pilot project, “Depolarizing the Past,” aimed at addressing community tensions in western Europe aggravated by historical conflicts in other regions of the world. The IHJR is also developing a project examining ethical responses by institutions that have benefitted from historic injustices such as colonialism and slavery.

The IHJR is hosted by EUROCLIO, the European Association of History Educators, which administers the IHJR website, archives and publications. As an ANBI (Algemeen Nut Beogende Instelling) or PBO (Public Benefit Organisation), EUROCLIO is able to receive grants and charitable contributions on behalf of the IHJR. See Support for list of IHJR funders.

 

The IHJR

The Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation (IHJR) under the auspices of EUROCLIO 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.