Tina Gotthardt

War in Ukraine

We are watching the Russian regime‘s attack on Ukraine in horror. We stand with our colleagues, partners, alumni in Ukraine, and with all people who are forced into this war. We will not cease to foster transnational collaboration and to share history, historical narratives and memories across borders – it is needed more than ever.

UNDERSTANDING DIFFERENCES,
OVERCOMING DIVISIONS

EUSTORY is an informal network of more than 20 non-governmental organisations that conduct research-based history competitions for young people in Europe

LATEST NEWS

Estonian prize winners at the Ministry of Education and Research in Tartu | Photo: Aldo Luud
Estonian prize winners at the Ministry of Education and Research in Tartu | Photo: Aldo Luud

Overwhelming Support for Estonian Competition

On 13 May 2022, the Estonian prize winners were honoured for their successful entries on the topic of “Signs of the Times - Time, Place, Humankind”.

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Screenshot of Irish online award ceremony 2022 | Photo: National University of Ireland, Galway
creenshot of Irish online award ceremony 2022 | Photo: National University of Ireland, Galway

Irish History Competition Helps Bridge Gap Between School and College

Building on its 2021 popularity, the Irish National History Competition returned another bumper crop of 18 high-calibre finalists from more than 80 entries. Such was the standard in 2022, organisers pushed their online awards announcement to ensure greater consensus among the judging panel.

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Andriy Fert, Project Coordinator DVV International Ukraine | Photo: DVV International Ukraine
Andriy Fert, Project Coordinator DVV International Ukraine | Photo: DVV International Ukraine

Impacts of the War

How does the war in Ukraine affect EUSTORY History Competition Projects in Eastern Europe? More than a month after Russia started its attack on Ukraine, EUSTORY’s project partners of the DVV International cooperation share their perspective on the war and talk about impacts on their project activities.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

28 June 2022
28 June 2022

EUSTORY Ukraine

Online Award Ceremony

08 July 2022
08 July 2022

EUSTORY Wales

Award Ceremony in Cardiff

15 July 2022
15 July 2022

EUSTORY Czech Republic

Closing date for the competition: “The Impact of World History on Personal History in the 20th Century“ (2022)

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TRACES OF HISTORY

Every year, more than 10,000 young Europeans conduct historical research within the EUSTORY Network. Our »Traces of History« portray the manifold topics of the students’ works and the faces behind them. Find a small selection of traces here and many more in each network members' profile.

  • Yordan Danchev

    My competition entry was about...
    ...the rivalry between my hometown Sliven and the neighbouring town Yambol. Back in the Middle Ages the residents of these two cities were not on good terms. Even today, there is a dispute about which city is better – Sliven or Yambol. But in the 19th century intellectuals realized the need for conflict resolution in favour of both cities.. 

    "Beyond an old intercity rivalry – Sliven and Yambol in the 19th and 20th centuries” (2016)

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  • Jiri Klůc

    My competition entry was about...
    ...a photo which was taken in 1943 on the Eastern front during the Second World War. It shows three soldiers and the Soviet tank T-34/76 after the liberation of the Ukrainian capital Kiev.

    "Incredibly brave" (2016)

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  • Danielle Knoller

    My competition was about...
    ...Rome's failure to adapt its city-state style government to ruling an empire and its consequences. Either out of genuine concern for reform, desire for personal gain and glory, or a combination of the two, Julius Caesar gave the Republic its final push over the edge following a detailed plan.

    "How Julius Caesar brought down the Roman Republic" (2016)

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  • Cecilie Skov Johansen

    My competition was about...
    …the effects of the industrial revolution in the textile production of my hometown in the middle of the 20th century. I wanted to create a personal view on local history, so I chose to focus on a local businessman. To illustrate my research and results I designed an interactive scrapbook.

    "The textile city of Alex Hansen in the 20th century" (2016)

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  • Yana Voynova

    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. 

    "Closed areas in border regions under socialism" (2016)

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  • Elīna Jātniece

    My competition was about...
    …my grandfather’s family history. I especially investigated my grandfather’s and great-grandfather’s encounters with different ruling powers and how these powers affected their actions, lives and destinies.

    "Life Stories of my Grandfather‘s Family Members in the course of Latvia’s History” (2016)

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  • Yuliia Pidluzhna

    My competition was about...
    …the preservation of historical monuments in the Ukraine. As a volunteer, I was involved conducting research and I also carried out a dancing flash mob with umbrellas in order to attract peoples’ attention to the protection of historical monuments.

    "German buildings in Ukraine" (2016)

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  • Kristians Malgins

    My competition was about...
    …the deportation of my great-grandmother and her family by Soviet authorities to Siberia in 1949. My ancestors lived and worked there in terrible conditions for eight years. Fortunately, they survived and came back to Latvia. For my research paper, I interviewed my 97 year old great-grandmother and enquired family documents related to this period.

    "The history of the Klancberg Family in exile in Siberia and related material. Testimony and memories.” (2016)

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  • Daniel Vlahov

    My competition entry was about...
    ...the rivalry between my hometown Sliven and the neighbouring town Yambol. Back in the Middle Ages the residents of these two cities were not on good terms. Even today, there is a dispute about which city is better – Sliven or Yambol. But in the 19th century intellectuals realized the need for conflict resolution in favour of both cities.. 

    "Beyond an old intercity rivalry – Sliven and Yambol in the 19th and 20th centuries” (2016)

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  • Jasper Ristkok

    My competition entry was about…
    ...constructing a leaf spring crossbow through trial and error, calculating the efficient crossbow bolt through test shots and later comparing my research with historical data. In my research paper I provided a project report and an overview about crossbows.

    "Leaf spring crossbow" (2016)

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  • Yuval Beker

    My competition was about...
    …schools in Nazi Germany. I studied the way the Nazis perceived education, the importance they accorded to schooling and the way they changed it to fit their worldview once they were in power. Furthermore, I studied how the system of education affected its students and what students thought of the system once the Nazi regime fell.

    "State education in Nazi Germany, 1933-1939" (2016)

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  • Alanna Jones

    My competition was about...
    …the role that Welsh migrants played in the USA. Our research included for example, Welsh members of the Ku Klux Klan, US Presidents with a Welsh background and Welsh soldiers in the US Civil War.

    "The dragon and the eagle" (2016)

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