TEACHING 1815. RETHINKING WATERLOO FROM MULTIPLE PESPECTIVES
BY FRANCESCO SCATIGNA
2015 marks the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo, a milestone in Europe’s 19th century history, a defining moment in European history which marked the end of the Revolutionary and then Napoleonic wars (1792 -1815), and drew the curtains over the first phase of the revolutionary years.
Many iniciatives art taking place to conmmemorate the anniversary, such as oficial commemorations on the battlefield and academic events. It is high time, then, for history education organisations and educators to seize de moment and develop cross-border, engagin educational initiatives. In this framework, EUROCLIO, the European Association of History Educators, together with Waterloo200, the city of Braine L’Alleud, and the Province of the Brabant Walloon, organised an international Seminar for history educators, titled “Teaching 1815. Rehinking the Battle of Waterloo from Mutiple Perspectives”, which took place in Braine L´Alleud on 12-15 February 2015…Access to the free publication