V Forum for Transitional Justice: History textbooks in post-conflict societies: Education for reconciliation?
Forum for Transitional Justice #5 is exploring the issues of the role of education in the process of dealing with the past and reconciliation, particularly the history textbooks’ content in post-conflict societies and processes of democratization.
At the end of April 2015, HLC organized international conference History textbooks in post-conflict societies: Education for reconciliation? on history textbooks and their role in the processes of dealing with the past. International and regional experts working on analysis of content of history textbooks were invited to participate at the conference and present their papers and presentations which are published in this publication. HLC also presented the Analysis of the content of history textbooks in Serbia relating to the wars in the former Yugoslavia in the light of the facts established before the ICTY, in order to show in what way the facts about war crimes committed during the wars in the former Yugoslavia are dealt with in the history textbooks in Serbia, as well as to compare these statements with the facts about these events as established by the ICTY.
Forum for Transitional Justice #5 intends to contribute to the existing debate in our society about how history textbooks present topics from the recent past, but also to invite historians, textbooks authors, and relevant decision makers, such as representatives of educational institutions to take concrete steps in order to change history textbooks’ content about wars in 1990s in accordance with the judicially established facts.
Download the Forum for Transitional Justice #5 here (publication in English starts at page 89).