This essay by Jamie Wise considers the role of history education in shaping collective memory and intergroup relations in (post)conflict contexts. History education intersects with peace education by focusing on how narratives about past violence are invoked and constructed in (post)conflict educational settings.
There is no single truth about the past. However, as Rei Foundation scholar Dody Wibowo argues, we are at times exposed to and asked to believe in a single definitive version of history. Using the lens of peace education, he asks us to consider the motives and strategies of government run museums, and suggests a way forward through museum practices that contribute to peacebuilding.