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Historians without Borders in Finland, our Finnish NGO founded in June 2015, now has more than 300 members. The international network for which we are acting as the secretariat keeps growing. After our conference in May 2016 we have had meetings with historians in Vienna, ...

  Already when slavery was abolished in Great Britain in 1833, reparations were paid. The British state considered that the slave owners had to be compensated in some way for the brutal fact that they lost part of their property, which in this case consisted of...

  At our conference ‘Historians without Borders: The Use and Abuse of History in Conflicts’ the International Network of Historians without Borders was established and a Coordinating Committee was appointed to lead its work. The members of the first Coordinating Committee of HWB are Prof. Jan...

  The publication event of the Finnish version of the anthology ‘The Use and Abuse of History’ (Siltala 2016) took place 20 April at the University of Helsinki. Some of the contributors to the anthology also took part in a panel discussion moderated by Janne Virkkunen,...

Erkki Tuomioja, the president of Historians without Borders, had a lunch meeting with Swedish historians in Stockholm and discussed themes concerning the HWB initiative. The meeting, arranged at the Embassy of Finland, was attended by Mats Berguist, Gunlög Fur, Kristian Gerner, Alf W. Johansson, Mats...

Erkki Tuomioja PhD, MP African dialogue lecture series University of Johannesburg 16th October 2015 Everyone, the general public as well as politicians, would benefit from a better knowledge of history, and I say this not only as a historian who shares the profession’s vested interest in getting...

Historians without borders. Outline for an initiative. P.M. by Erkki Tuomioja PhD, MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs   3.5. 2015 In today’s world we should be increasingly concerned about both the ignorance and abuse of history in politics and how this impacts on international relations. To claim that we have...