Why Institute of Historical Research for Peace?
Two examples - Historical anecdotes
International Collaborations
Projects/Research Activities
Expected Benefits
One of the main tasks of the Historians
Historical Thinking can help!
The Problem of Language
No man is an island
Institute of Historical Research for Peace (INISME), Cyprus
Two examples - Historical anecdotes:
1. History of Cyprus 1955-58:
  • After the struggle for independence had begun and the partisan movement was getting stronger, the British appointed Turkish Cypriots as auxiliary policemen.
    Counterproductive to Coexistence.

2. History of Kosovo 1999:
  • UCK soldiers were appointed policemen having the task to promote peace in the affected area. However, this proved to be unrealistic for two reasons: first, the UCK was not accepted by the other party (the non-Muslims of the region);
  • and second, UCK soldiers were not in the psychological condition to be friendly to their historical enemy.

    => wrong historical understanding

    No Peace!