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Why Public History?

Weshalb Public History?

Dragons in Historical Culture

Drachen in der Geschichtskultur

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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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  • Gamification as a Miracle Cure for Public History?

    Gamification als Zaubermittel für Geschichtsvermittlung?

    Gamification is on everyone’s lips and it's industry is booming. It is changing the teaching of history in schools and in public. Are there any limits to gamification when teaching history?

    Gamification as a Miracle Cure for Public History?
  • Brewing History as a Public Experience

    Bières, Brasseries, et Histoire Publique | Brauereigeschichte als gemeinschaftliche Erfahrung

    The history of food and beverage offers many public history opportunities. It can be used to teach about transportation, exchanges in the early modern period, the industrial revolution, and immigration.

    Brewing History as a Public Experience
  • Public History Goes to Summer School

    Public history idzie do szkoły letniej | Public History besucht eine Summer School

    In July 2018, the University of Wroclaw hosted its first Public History Summer School at the University of Wroclaw. Was it worth the trip for the 46 participants from 18 countries? The organizers draw their self-critical conclusions.

    Public History Goes to Summer School

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