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Groot Constantia: Wine or Slaves?

Groot Constantia: Wein oder Sklaven?

Pandora’s Box Reopened? Debating Germany after 1990

Die Büchse der Pandora? Deutschland nach 1990

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  • A History/Memory Matrix for History Education

    Eine Geschichts-/Gedächtnis-Matrix für den Geschichtsunterricht

    On what grounds do the interventions of school history rest? Why not simply accept “spontaneous” community memory, family myth, commercially produced narratives (e.g., Hollywood cinema) or other state-sponsored memories (e.g., national...

    A History/Memory Matrix for History Education
  • Theory of History Knowledge: Poor.

    Geschichtstheoretische Kenntnisse: Mangelhaft.

    Numerous texts on the didactics of history are permeated with stylish jargon that has nothing to do with the established terminology of the theory of history. This is just not simply a matter of buzzwords – this jargon represents, instead, obscuring terminology and the vocabulary of idlers.

    Theory of History Knowledge: Poor.
  • Racism – A Killing Argument in Cultural Studies?

    Rassismus – ein kulturwissenschaftliches Totschlagargument?

    In the culture of politics and history, racism is a thoroughly over-used term. It belongs neither to political nor to cultural-scientific lines of thought, and its meaning has been poorly defined.

    Racism – A Killing Argument in Cultural Studies?
  • Who Owns the Museum Narrative?

    Do kogo należy narracja muzealna czyli o pracy przewodników? | Wem gehört das Museumsnarrativ?

    Who owns the museum narrative? The museum and its management, or the public? Is there only one narrative with the management being responsible for its dissemination?

    Who Owns the Museum Narrative?
  • Exam under Examination: Zigzags in Russia (ЕГЭ)

    Die Prüfung der Prüfung: Zickzack in Russland | Зигзаги экзаменационной системы в России (ЕГЭ)

    The Unified State Examination (ЕГЭ) has become the most significant reform in the teaching of history in schools. The USE has affected the entire society of the Russian Federation. The new system…

    Exam under Examination: Zigzags in Russia (ЕГЭ)

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  • The Australian Experience: Peak Commemoration?

    Der Gipfel des Gedenkens? Australien und der Erste Weltkrieg

    Australia has strongly attached its identity to its ANZAC participation in World War I. Have the citizens, after a long string of centenary years, finally reached Peak Commemoration?

    The Australian Experience: Peak Commemoration?
  • Why Public History?

    Weshalb Public History?

    Reading German newspapers on November 9, often called the “German Day of Fate” on a train offers the opportunity to follow some loose thoughts on Public History and Historical Culture.

    Why Public History?
  • Dragons in Historical Culture

    Drachen in der Geschichtskultur

    Historical culture has shifted towards fantasy. A fitting example is that toy manufacturers, such as Lego and Playmobil, have started to implement dragons into their worlds.

    Dragons in Historical Culture

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