Donnerstag, 18. Juni 2015, 09:00 - 18:00 iCal

Simulation of Congo Conference 1884-1885

new interpretation

Vienna International Center
Wagramer Straße 5, 1400 Wien

Tagung, Konferenz, Kongress, Symposium

1. This simulation game is an approximation to reality. Games need

rules - please maintain respectful communication and interaction, even

during negotiations with opposing powers.

2. Try to become your player - the success of the simulation depends on

that! How does your player dress for a conference, what kind of items

can show your identity (flags at the negotiation table, etc.)? BE

CREATIVE and take decorative elements to the simulation. It will


3. You will negotiate based on the role and interests of your player. The goal of the simulation is a joint document. The big topic is a definition of

the rules which should be applied to the formal and legitimate

occupation of a territory on the African continent.

4. You as students should develop a better and deeper understanding of

how processes and structures in history work. Therefore you are selected

to act as one of the possible agents in these historic debate. I am

convinced that learning by doing is a key feature and that contents you

research yourself not only on a theoretical basis but rather on a practical

way will stay in a more sustainable way in your mind.

5. Don´t forget that the debate is some sort of game. The goal is to come

as close to reality as it is possible for you. Give your best to act in the

way you are convinced the various stakeholders from second half of the

19th century would have acted.

6. In the end: Try to think and speak as a historic character. This possibly

opens up your minds and also your understandings for the mechanisms

of the times of imperialism. It will help you to strenghten your expertise

and skills in organization and presentation techniques.


Mag. Wolfgang Gruber (Institut für Internationale Entwicklung) und Dr. Irene Hoeglinger-Neiva (Informationsdienst der UNO)

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Wolfgang Gruber
Universität Wien
Institut für Internationale Entwicklung