Awarded Research Papers

Yana Voynova | Photo: private
Yana Voynova | Photo: private

 

Author: Yana Voynova
Country: Bulgaria
Competition Topic: "Boundaries in History – History without Boundaries"
Research Title: "Closed areas in border regions under socialism"

My competition entry was about…

…Bulgaria during the time of communism: The military imposed severe movement restrictions on areas near the borders, people were forced to leave their homes and had to move to different parts of the country. In order to enter other regions they needed a special document issued by the police.

Read more about Yana’s research project.

 


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German History Competition 2016/2017

German poster for competition round 2016/2017

"God and the world. Religion makes history" is the topic of the new German history competition. For information about the competition go here.


Slovenian History Competition 2015/2016

Slovenian flag for competition round 2015/2016

"For the Common Good" is the topic of the current Slovenian competition. Download the competition brochure here. For information about the Slovenian history competition go here


Slovak History Competition 2015/2016

Slovak poster for competition round 2015/2016

"History in Photographs" is the topic of the current Slovak competition. For information about the Slovak history competition go here.


French History Competition 2015/2016

French poster for competition round 2015/2016

"Verdun - A European Commemoration Site?" is the topic of the French competition in 2015/2016. Download the competition brochure: in French, in German. For information about the French history competition go here.



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Israeli Award Ceremony in Jerusalem with President Rivlin | 02 December 2016

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. Israel has been a member of the EUSTORY Network since 2013 and has successfully held three competitions so far. The competition is organised by the Zalman Shazar Center for Jewish History in Jerusalem which coordinates an alliance of six different partner organisations in the country.

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Georgia between rapprochement with Europe and Soviet heritage | 30 November 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. He explained to 25 young prize winners of EUSTORY’s history competitions his country’s current rapprochement with Europe and he showed which traces of the Soviet heritage can still be found in Tbilisi today. Having done research in Warsaw, Jashkarini also gave an insight into Poland’s relations with Russia.

Watch our interview with Davit Jishkariani here.


Looking back at EUSTORY's History Camps 2016 | 26 October 2016

Video about EUSTORY's History Camp in Georgia 2016
Video about EUSTORY's History Camp in Georgia 2016

For the EUSTORY History Camp »Backpacking Visegrad with Pen and Camera« (22 September - 1 October 2016) a group of young Europeans travelled from Budapest via Prague to Gdańsk by night train. During their stay they discussed about freedom of press and the role of media during social movements in the Visegrad states. The students published the results of their research in a daily blog on the History Campus platform. Another group explored the Georgian capital Tbilisi during the History Camp »United or Divided in Diversity? National Identities in Europe« (2 - 8 October 2016). They debated the concept of identity and what it means to them. Watch a video about the History Camp in Georgia here. To find out more about the participants´experiences during both camps please click here.


EUSTORY History Camp „United or Divided in Diversity?“ has started! | 02 October 2016

The Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi | Photo: Armenak Margarian, via Wikimedia Commons
The Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi | Photo: Armenak Margarian, via Wikimedia Commons

Given the many challenges in Europe caused by the Ukraine crisis, the refugee crisis, Brexit and growing populism, young Europeans are concerned about the future of the continent. Is there a sufficient basis of shared values and sense of community in Europe to tackle the current crisis as a common challenge? From 2 – 8 October, twenty-five EUSTORY alumni from sixteen countries are meeting in Georgia at the EUSTORY History Camp »United or Divided in Diversity? National Identities in Europe» to engage in an intensive and cross-border dialogue about identities and nationalism in Europe.

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EUSTORY History Camp „Backpacking Visegrád“ has started! | 22 September 2016

Flag of the Polish non-governmental trade union “Solidarność” | Photo: CreativeCommon
Flag of the Polish non-governmental trade union “Solidarność” | Photo: CreativeCommon

One of this year’s History Camps will – literally – be on the move from 22 September! Under the title of »Backpacking Visegrád with Pen and Camera: Traces of Social Movements in Past and Present«, 20 young Europeans from 13 different countries will board trains to travel from Hungary via the Czech Republic to Poland. During their wayfaring study of social movements in Eastern Europe, they have the chance for numerous encounters with representatives of NGOs, the media and journalists and visit editorial offices, museums and archives.

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Call of the Federal President to participate in the German History Competition | 01 September 2016

Federal President Joachim Gauck | Photo: Federal Government/Guido Bergmann
Federal President Joachim Gauck | Photo: Federal Government/Guido Bergmann

German President Joachim Gauck calls for participation in the German EUSTORY History Competition: »God and the world – the title of the History Competition opens up a broad field. Yes, the world is large and conceptions of God are numerous. And yet the topic addresses the very core of that which currently concerns many people. It encounters a lively debate on the way religions treat each other, on their meaning and their impact on our coexistence. And anyone who wants to understand the present will always also have to look back, into the past.«

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Next stop in 170,000 kilometres: EUSTORY History Camps 2016 | 11 August 2016

Hometowns of the participants of the »United or Divided in Diversity« History Camp | Map data: Google Maps
Hometowns of the participants of the »United or Divided in Diversity« History Camp | Map data: Google Maps

This autumn, EUSTORIANS will travel a total of more than 170,000 km when they make their ways to the annual History Camps for EUSTORY competition prize winners. 45 young Europeans from 16 different countries are invited to discuss questions of history and identity during their week-long seminars.

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Former Bulgarian President presents awards of Bulgarian History Competition | 25 June 2016

Prize winners of the 2016 Bulgarian History Competition
Prize winners of the 2016 Bulgarian History Competition | Photo: Bojidar Markov, Photogroup Agency

On 25 June, the director of the National Ethnographic Museum hosted the award ceremony of the 9th Bulgarian National History Competition in the Royal Palace in Sofia. Mitoko Todorv, chairman of the National Endowment Fund “13 centuries of Bulgaria”, as well as the former Bulgarian President Peatr Stoyanova presented the prize winners with their awards.

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