Article by Tina van der Vlies accepted by journal 'Paedagogica Historica'

The article ‘Multidirectional War Narratives in History Textbooks’ by Tina van der Vlies has been accepted by the journal Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education (impact factor 0.591). It will be published later this year.

Van der Vlies aims to contribute to the field of textbook research by exploring a new approach in textbook analysis. Inspired by Michael Rothberg's concept of multidirectional memory, her article examines multidirectional textbook narratives: narrations in history textbooks that combine different histories, places and times in a productive way to generate meaning from historical combinations. The analysis of multidirectional textbook narratives enables textbook researchers to examine how past experiences and future expectations are organized.

The article is based on a paper which Van der Vlies presented at the International Standing Conference for the History of Education (ISCHE) ‘Education, War and Peace’ in London in 2014. In 2015, her paper was awarded with the ‘ISCHE Early Career Conference Paper Award’.