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Dr. phil. Thorkild Kjærgaard, Head of Jury | Photo: private
Dr. phil. Thorkild Kjærgaard, Head of Jury | Photo: private

On March 26, 2017, the award ceremony of Denmark’s 11th EUSTORY History Competition took place during the historical festival »Historiske Dage« in Copenhagen. Organised by the Danish History Teachers’ Association, this year’s competition encouraged Danish students to explore the topic of »Denmark in the world - the world in Denmark«. In total, 70 participants submitted 24 entries.

Finja Haehser | Photo: Körber-Stiftung
Finja Haehser | Photo: Körber-Stiftung

German Example of Historical Research

Finja Haehser wrote about the illegitimate children of SS-soldiers after the Second World War. Her grandfather, whom she interviewed, was such an illegitimate child. Finja also compared the situation of illegitimate children in the past and today. Take a look at what Finja said about her competition entry.

The issue of religion provided ample food for thought | Photo: Maria Feck
The issue of religion provided ample food for thought | Photo: Maria Feck

This year's competition is the twenty-fifth consecutive German History Contest that the Koerber Foundation has organised. “The large number of participants working on the topic of "God and the world. Religion makes history" proves that young people are interested in religion,” said Sven Tetzlaff, head of the foundation's Education Department.

Jiri Klůc | Photo: Körber-Stiftung
Jiri Klůc | Photo: Körber-Stiftung

Czech Example of Historical Research

For his research about the story of a photograph which was taken in 1943 on the Eastern front during the Second World War, Jiri Klůc was awarded third prize in the 2015/2016 Czech history competition. He is one of 10,000 young Europeans who conduct historical research within the EUSTORY Network annually. Take a look at what Jiri said about his competition entry.

Poster announcing the photo exhibition
Poster announcing the Slovak photo exhibition

When the organisers of the Slovak history competition announced last year's topic "History in Photographs", they could hardly imagine the extremely positive response from the public and the media. The winning entries were exhibited in a public space in Bratislava. Public interest was so strong that the exibition period was extended.

Cecilie Skov Johansen | Photo: Körber-Stiftung
Cecilie Skov Johansen | Photo: Körber-Stiftung

Danish Example of Historical Research

Every year, more than 10,000 young Europeans conduct historical research within the EUSTORY Network. These »Traces of History« portray the manifold topics of the students’ works and the faces behind them. We will present some of them on a regular basis. Today, we would like to introduce you to Cecilie's work. She looked at the effects of the industrial revolution in the textile production in her Danish hometown in the middle of the 20th century.

The flag of Estonia was launched on 21 November, 1918 | Photo: private
The flag of Estonia was launched on 21 November, 1918 | Photo: private

The President of the Republic of Estonia announced the topic »Prerequisites of Estonian Independence« for the 18th EUSTORY Competition for student research papers in history. As February 24th, 2018 will mark the centenary of Estonia’s independence, it is just the right time to begin the search for the core reasons that led to this historic event.

Invitation to the Israeli award ceremony
Invitation to the Israeli award ceremony

It is the first time that the award ceremony of the Israeli history competition will take place under the patronage of the Israeli President Reuven Rivlin in Jerusalem on 11 December 2016.

Interview with Georgian Historian Davit Jishkariani
Interview with Georgian Historian Davit Jishkariani

During EUSTORY´s last History Camp in Georgia, the Historian Davit Jishkariani of Georgia’s »Soviet Past Research Laboratory« presented the exhibition »Soviet Occupation, 1921-1991« in the Georgian National Museum complex inTbilisi.