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Stereotypes in History Textbooks: A Study of their Origins and Continuity

Project description

Examining foreign relations through historical stereotype analysis

The difficult relationship between Hungary and Slovakia, often called the worst between two members of the EU (both joined in 2004), lends itself fittingly to a study on how official school texts from either country reproduce national identity stereotypes in terms of the “us and the other” approach. The history textbooks project will apply critical discourse analysis and social science theories to identify examples of stereotyping from 1918 to the present and see how this is perpetuated. The project will promote awareness of the issue in the educational community through public lectures and articles in both Hungarian and Slovak languages, and provide guidelines for educational policy-making in both countries.

Field of science

  • /humanities/history and archaeology/history
  • /social sciences/sociology/social issues/social inequality/racial inequality

Call for proposal

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Funding Scheme

MSCA-IF-EF-ST - Standard EF


Egyetem Ter 1-3
1053 Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 151 850,88