PANT ACTIVITIES IN DATES

Published: 20.08.2013, 18:44
Category: PANT

PANT is a Czech civic initiative, established in Ostrava in 2007, which focuses primarily on educational activities in the area of modern history, documentary films, developing historical awareness and charting historical memory in the Czech, Central European and European contexts. Most of its members are teachers and lecturers.

PANT ACTIVITIES IN DATES
YEAR 2008

December
  • First year of a three-day conference “Even silence is a lie, in other words why is it necessary to talk and learn about the crimes of communism.” 
  • “The ABC of Communist Crimes”, a joint multimedia project of PANT and MARFA media group in cooperation with the USTR (The Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes.)
  • The first laureate of the Jaromir Savrda Award became Antonin Huvar
 
YEAR 2009

February
  • Educational seminar for teachers “Czechoslovakia Between the Totalitarian Regimes”
March
  • Student Conference “Czechoslovakia and Ostrava in the Time of Normalization” held at Olga Havlova Grammar School, The Plastic People of the Universe concert
April - October
  • Twenty presentations of ”The Iron Curtain Stories” for schools and the public in Lower Austria and the Czech Highlands under the Lower Austrian State Exhibition
April
  • Educational seminar for teachers “The Myths and the Reality of 1968”
June
  • seminar for teachers “November 1989 Revolution! Revolution?Revolution.”
1 September 2009
  • www.moderni-dejiny.cz educational domain launch
September
  • The Plastic People of the Universe concert - a unique concert in Moravian Karst cave Vypustek, former military object from the totalitarian times
October
  • Educational seminar for teachers “The Political Trials of the 50’s”
November
  • Totalitarian town in Ostrava - a three-day reminder of the 20th anniversary of November 1989, experiential installation of a provisional tent camp as a metaphor for life in Czechoslovakian society in the communist state, the partners - European Commission Representatives in the Czech Republic and the City of Ostrava
December
  • Second annual two-day conference on teaching contemporary history “Even Silence is a Lie” with international participation. The second prize winner of the Jaromir Savrda Award became Eva Vlahova from the association “Daughters of the 50’s”
 
YEAR 2010

March
  • Student Conference “Ostrava During the Protectorate Era” at Olga Havlova Grammar School
April
  • Educational seminar for teachers “Collectivization, Liquidation of Peasantry”
May
  • Educational seminar for teachers and “Pavel Tigrid and Radio Free Europe” conference, unveiling the statue of Pavel Tigrid in Pavel Tigrid Grammar School in Ostrava
August
  • Official beginning of cooperation with the Institute of National Remembrance (IPN) in Warsaw
  • Summer School of Modern History in cooperation with the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes
December
  • Vaclav Havel receives the third Jaromir Savrda Award in the Libri Prohibiti library
  • The third year of the international conference “Even Silence Is a Lie” attended by the Minister of Education.
  • We published an educational DVD Modern History - Methodological sets for teaching about the 1950s in Czechoslovakia. 
  • In co-operation with PANT the Olga Havlova Grammar school publishes the book “Together through History”
 
YEAR 2011

January
  • Launch of year-long international projects “From the empire Periphey to Free Europe - The Transformation of Czech and Polish Relations Towards Russia in Modern History” (Czech-Polish Forum) and “History of the Neighbours - Our Own Path Through Common Crossroads” (International Visegrad Fund)
March
  • Presentation of shared projects and educational domains of PANT and Polish IPN in the Polish Institute in Prague
  • Student conference “Ostrava People Behind the Wire-Camps in Memories of Witnesses” in Olga Havlova Grammar School
July
  • Launch of a year-long project “Modern History for Teachers, in Attractive and Inspiring Way” supported by Operational programme Education for Competitiveness ESF
August
  • Two-day summer school of modern history - Inspirational and active methods in history teaching
October
  • Two-day educational excursion for teachers to Oświęcim and Kraków
November 
  • Educational course for teachers in “Repressive Forces of the Communist State”
  • Seminar “Righteous Among the Nations” in cooperation with the Holocaust Museum of Yad Vashem
  • Exhibition “Together or Against Each Other?” concerning the events of 1968 in Czechoslovakia and Poland, preview and the launch of travelling exhibition around Czech schools, in cooperation with the Institut Pamięci Narodowej
December 
  • Panel discussion - Central Europe, Russia and Post-Soviet area in historical and contemporary perspective in Brno, in cooperation with the Polish Institute, the Faculty of Social Studies at Masaryk University and the Centre for the Study of Democracy and Culture
  • International conference “My Hero, Your Enemy - Through Listening to Understanding” – Through listening to understanding – PANT prepared a section about teaching “history of neighbours” in V4 countries. The conference was organised by the International Visegrad Fund in cooperation with the Institute of Contemporary History.
  • Frantisek Zahradka, a Third Resistance movement hero, became the fourth receiver of the Jaromir Savrda Award
  • The Fourth year of the International conference about teaching modern history “Even Silence Is a Lie”, in cooperation with the National Institute for Further Education. Meeting of teachers from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia with a panel discussion 
 
YEAR 2012

January
  • Educational course for teachers “The Iron Curtain”
  • Launch of a three-year project- “Modern History to Schools” from the Operational programme of Education for Competitiveness ESF
February
  • Exhibition Razem / przeciwko sobie. Rok 1968 w Czechosłowacji i Polsce, in Warsaw and the start of travelling around Polish schools, in cooperation with the Institut Pamięci Narodowej in Warsaw and the Czech Centre in Warsaw
  • Educational course for teachers “Roma People in Czechoslovakia”
  • Students conference “Second Culture in CSSR” at Olga Havlova Secondary Grammar School. Cultural evening: Na Tahu Theatre, The Plastic People of the Universe.
March
  • The website www.moderni-dejiny.cz became a partner of the Week of Charter 77. It organised a literary competition for high school and university students. The topic was: Would you sign the Charter 77? Why yes, why not? Almost 200 students entered the competition.
  • Three-day educational excursion for teachers to Berlin and Potsdam
April
  • Jihlava and Brno hosted the first two motivational courses concerning the education of teachers in the framework of the three-year grant projects from OP VK “Modern History to Schools”
May
  • We launch a modernized version of the www.moderni-dejiny.cz website
  • Introduction of PANT civic association’s activities at the Russia history teachers’ conference held by the Andrej Sacharov centre in Moscow. We met the representatives of other institutions – Gulag Memorial and Museum. Educational activities were presented at the Czech Centre of the Czech Embassy in Moscow.
  • We release “Modern History for Teachers” publication which sums up the elapsed one-year grant project of OP VK.
June
  • We publish the educational multimedia DVD “Alone Against Evil” – seven films about the fates of the brave ones.
July
  • Within the Strategic Grants Program PANT starts the three-year project of International Visegrad Fund “The History of Neighbours”. Partners are: The Institute of National Memory in Warsaw, Institute of History of the Slovak Academy of Sciences and the Hungarian History Teachers Association.
September
  • The Pavel Tigrid exhibition opening: “Words Against Totalitarianism” at Pavel Tigrid Grammar School in Ostrava. This will be a travelling exhibition and it will be exhibited in 60 schools in the Czech Republic.
October
  • Meeting of 40 Czech and Polish students in Warsaw and Ostrava. 
November
  • Personalities of unofficial folk association from the 70’s – Safran –in Uherske Hradiste.: Petr Lutka, Dagmar Vonkova, Vladimir Merta, Jaroslav Hutka a Vlasta Tresnak spoke to the students at a miniconference. 
  • Second students miniconference in Chomutov. The topics covered the destiny of underground community in Chomutov and in Nova Viska in times of normalization. Dana Nemcova and Petr Placak both spoke as witnesses about those times. 
December
  • Meeting of the international team of V4 “History of Neighbors” project in Ostrava. 
  • Fifth laureate of Jaromir Savdra Award became the survivor of Holocaust, moderator and publicist Ludek Elias. 
  • The fifth year of conference “Even Silence is a Lie” took place in cooperation with Faculty of Philosophy at J. E. Purkyne University. Discussion was lead on “Memory and Memories. Forgetfulness and Remembrance in School History Lessons”
  • Collection of films “Alone Against Evil” won in the category of Humanity and Society on the 38th annual International film festival Ekofilm
  • Another educational multimedia DVD named “History Firsthand” has been published. The DVD includes 5 films with unique testimonies of witnesses and lots of methodological materials. 
 

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