Category Archives: Conversations

Launch of History for Peace in Islamabad

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Headstart School recently launched History for Peace — a project under the PeaceWorks (an initiative of The Seagull Foundation for the Arts,) umbrella—in Pakistan. Teachers, historians, students, and authors gathered at the event to discuss the prevailing issue of teaching a distorted version of history to students within the subcontinent, especially in Pakistan. Four panelists,…

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The Idea of Nationalism- reflection

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The International Conference on Teaching History 2016-‘The Idea of Nationalism’ sought to explore what is arguably the most contested word in recent times—nationalism and bring it into the classroom context. Participants from all over the subcontinent gathered for three days at The Harrington Street Arts Centre, Calcutta to discuss and debate, listen and share. This…

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Conversations and thoughts- the PeaceWorks Film Programme in schools

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As Martin Scorsese once said, ‘Cinema is a matter of what’s in the frame and what’s out’. Movies are an important part of an audio-visual experience and education. They are full of impact and stir emotions unlike some textbooks, which fail to do so. PeaceWorks takes pride in the fact that it has amassed a plethora…

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