Historiker*innen und Politik. Streit um eine aktuelle VHD-Resolution
Die Welt von gestern ist nicht die von heute
Digital Public History: Einbezug der Öffentlichkeit | Digital Public History: L’importance de la dimension «publique»
Digital History has reshaped the documentation methods of historians, especially their means of accessing and storing history. However, this seismic shift has occurred without any thorough critical discussion of these digital tools and practices ...
Was macht historische Narrative bedeutsam? | Quelle est l’importance des récits historiques?
Imagine you are in school and asked to write down, in a page or two, the history of your country, your nation or your homeland (patria) as you know it. While this task may sound trivial, it tells us some important facets of people’s ability to use knowledge of the past ...
“Public History” – Aufhebung einer deutschsprachigen Debatte?
The English term "Public History" is, as is so common for borrowed foreign words, discursively relaxing; an argumentative deus ex machina. It appears as an ideal compromise in a long ...
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...
Geschichte als Schulfach definieren
History curriculum documents for schools often contain a statement providing a description or definition of the nature of the subject. Recent developments in South Africa draw attention to the need to provide a justification for the vision and purpose of History as a school subject.
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.
In Berlin und Brandenburg sollen die Rahmenlehrpläne “modernisiert” und “entschlackt” werden, das Resultat ist eine Abschaffung des Fachs Geschichte in den Klassen 5 und 6 und eine oktroyierte Methodenmonomanie im... Read More ›
Uluslararası Siyaset ve Türkiye’de Ulusal Belleğe Dönüş | Internationale Politik, Rückkehr zur nationalen Erinnerung in der Türkei
Turkey has been confronted with an array of domestic and international problems. To face them, the state uses new means to strengthen a national memory: e.g. anniversaries of the battles of Manzikert or Gallipoli.
Déboulonner le “passé”: les sites officiels de la mémoire | “Vergangenheit” entfernen: Debatten über staatliche Erinnerungsorte
How should governments respond to demands for removing historic monuments and renaming sites of memory? What role could historical...
Jetzt aber Feyerabend!
Paul Feyerabend’s essay “Against method” (1975) is rarely mentioned when scientists try to contextualise and justify their research projects. Or at least I have never come across...
Über das Zuhören II – Zwischenakademisches
What does a text about listening have to do with academia? As humanities scholars, are we not “brought up” to listen, to read carefully, to weigh up everything in a nuanced way...
Über das Zuhören I – Zwischenmenschliches
The forest has been a favourite retreat for Germans for centuries. It has also been romantically transfigured by the poets and thinkers of this country. It is usually far away from the hustle...
Gegen Empathie in der Geschichte?
Empathy is undoubtedly a good thing, right? Barack Obama certainly thought so. He declared before and during his presidency that America’s federal deficit was less of a problem than its...