Free Online Workshop for Educators 'Ethics of Teaching the Holocaust and Difficult Histories' - Extended Deadline and Updated Link

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The Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish Relations at the University of Southampton is offering a free online workshop for educators titled ‘Ethics of teaching the Holocaust and difficult histories’.

The workshop, which will take place across weeks starting 6, 13 and 20th July 2020, will allow for reflection on teaching ‘difficult histories’ which are present in today’s curriculum, such as Empire, the Holocaust, and Slavery. It will also provide a platform for teachers to share and discuss their experiences and thoughts on this topic alongside input from various staff from the University. 

Detailed information and schedule of events will be sent to registrants, but the outline is as follows: 

·        Week 1: Discussion of different ‘Codes of Ethics’ on how to teach the Holocaust.

·        Week 2:  Teaching ‘difficult histories’: A discussion with University of Southampton staff about teaching on slavery, the Vietnam War, the Holocaust, and Empire.

·        Week 3: Teaching the Holocaust using online resources

For more flexibility and to accomodate the participants different time zone or constraints, the workshop will be delivered mostly asynchronously via Microsoft Teams. We will use a discussion board, pre-uploaded sources, and have a weekly video discussion on Thursay from 5-6pm (UK time) to allow participant reflection. Participants will be invited to contribute their thoughts to the discussion board and have the opportunity to discuss their experience with staff from the Parkes Institute and the History department at the University of Southampton. The resources will be available online to participants after the course.

Please register on the below EventBrite link or on our webpage link below before the 3rd July 2020. Please note that we had to change the registration link for this event. The right link is here:

Four our webpage:

If you have any questions, please email