Workshop on Religious History in School Texts for High School

The presence and the quality of the religious history in the school texts for the high school and in the most important texts of general history edited in the last three decades is the full title of the next ReIReS workshop, which  is organized by CNR-ISEM and which will be held in Rome, January 10-11, 2019.

The workshop aims to analyze the state-of-the-art of the relation between the development of historical religious studies and the educational programs in Europe, and is focusing on the relevance that education has in the construction of a common European cultural space. One of the questions to be elaborated is how far the new and innovative progress in understanding of religious history, which comes from the possibilities granted by ReIReS, could have an impact in reframing the education programs and enriching education as a process of knowledge transferred from academia to a larger audience.

CNR about the workshop: “A careful attention to religious history in educational programs is a necessary basis for a full understanding of the plurality and variety of European culture and for the assumption of this variety as a common cultural background. For this reason, the dissemination of a proper knowledge of European religious history in schoolbooks could promote the long-term development of the current European framework.”

The Rome workshop involves internal and external experts in education in Europe and especially in religious history, and will take place January 10 and 11, 2019.

The National Research Council (CNR) is the largest public research institution in Italy, the only one under the Research Ministry performing multidisciplinary activities with its  102 research institutes.