The 2022 Eisenberg Family Lecture in Public History, part of the Centenary series of the Institute of Historical Research, takes the form of a witness seminar examining the National Curriculum History Working Group in 1989-1990 and the reaction to its findings. The Group’s report offered guidance on how history should be taught in the UK’s first National Curriculum, and its report proved controversial. The seminar will explore the broader political context of History curriculum reform and will seek to draw out the significance of this exercise and the extent to which the issues it raised resurfaced in subsequent debates about the History curriculum. It is hosted in partnership with History & Policy.
The IHR is grateful to the family and friends of David Eisenberg in providing their generous support for this lecture.
Chair: Philip Murphy (Director of History & Policy)
5.00 pm – Registration open
5.30 pm – Welcome and Introductions
5.40 pm – Session One: creation and discussions of the Working Group
6.20 pm – Session Two: the publication of and reactions to the Group’s recommendations
7.10 pm – Concluding remarks
7.15 pm – 8.30pm– Reception
All Welcome- this event is free to attend but advance registration is required.
Please note that this is an in-person only session and places are limited.
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