The Centre for the Study of Historical Consciousness invites applications for the position of Visiting Scholar.
Visiting Scholars will generally spend one week in residence at the University of British Columbia, during which time they give one public lecture and one seminar for Centre Faculty and Student Associates. They are provided with a desk for the week. Please send as a single document e-mail attachment: a curriculum vitae, titles and 200-word (maximum) descriptions of the lecture and seminar, and names, positions and contact information of three referees. Applications will be considered on an ongoing basis throughout the academic year.
Send your application to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Heinrich Ammerer
University of Salzburg, Austria
Heinrich Ammerer is a secondary school teacher and research fellow at the Centre of Excellence for History Education and Civic Education at the University of Salzburg and the Salzburg College of Education. He is teaching at several Austrian teacher training and further training facilities and is author of history textbooks for secondary schools. His research and publications focus on the training of historical competences, civic education, and historical consciousness in youth. For his stay at the CSHC he received an Erwin-Schroedinger-Fellowship by the Austrian Science Fund. As a visiting scholar, he is conducting an intercultural qualitative comparison study analyzing and comparing historical concepts of students in Canada (Vancouver) and Austria (Salzburg) at two different age levels using in-depth-interviews.
Dr. Debra Donnelly
University of Newcastle, Australia
27-31 May 2013
Dr. Debra Donnelly is a history educator in the School of Education at the University of Newcastle, Australia. She has a secondary school background with extensive classroom experience across a range of educational settings in Australia and internationally. Debra’s research interests center on the role of the visual and media in the development of historical and global consciousness in an age of ever-increasing access through modern technology. Her research explores the relationship between pedagogy and teacher disciplinary frameworks and the role of the visual and multi-modality in learning.
Dr. Gabriel Reich
Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
2-7 July 2013
Dr. Suhaimi Afandi
National Institute of Education, Singapore
2-14 July 2013
Dr. Christian Laville
Université Laval, Québec
4-6 November 2013
Christian Laville is Professor Emeritus of Université Laval. His research has focused on the social function of history education, on the theory and practice of history textbooks, and on the obstacles to learning how to think historically. Professor Laville was a major contributor to recent, controversial revisions of the Quebec history curriculum, and is author or co-author of numerous publications, including textbooks on the history of Quebec and Canada, Western and World history, and on research methodologies in the social sciences.