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  • Crossing Barriers: an International Public History

    Grenzen überschreiten: eine Internationale Public History | Traverser les frontières : une histoire publique internationale

    Public history looks more international than ever. The internationalization of public history creates a common space for discussion about the changing...

    Crossing Barriers: an International Public History
  • Internationalizing Public History

    Die Internationalisierung der Public History | L'internationalisation de l'Histoire Publique

    Today, public history is a global discipline, which considers the presence of the past—and the construction of history—outside academic settings. The practice of history has always been “public” ...

    Internationalizing Public History
  • 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
  • Ottoman History and Peace Education

    Osmanische Geschichte und Friedenspädagogik | Osmanli Arşiv Belgelerinin Bariş Eğitiminde Kullanilmasi

    Humanity has been confronted with many problems. In order to solve these issues, peace education can help students to develop skills...

    Ottoman History and Peace Education
  • Defining History as a School Subject

    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.

    Defining History as a School Subject
  • 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.

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  • Borders In the Head: Comparing Mexican and Berlin Wall

    Grenzen im Kopf: Die mexikanische und die Berliner Mauer

    In order to understand previous and contemporary political conflicts through history education in both formal and informal environments, it is imperative to comprehend what has happened and where a certain event has happened.

    Borders In the Head: Comparing Mexican and Berlin Wall
  • Urban Images – An Industrial Metropole Reinvents Itself

    Stadtbilder – Eine Industriemetropole erfindet sich neu

    The reality is that Upper Silesia has managed to overcome and ultimately leave behind outdated stereotypes. This especially holds true for Katowice, which has started to make much progress towards establishing its future.

    Urban Images – An Industrial Metropole Reinvents Itself
  • The Case of the Missing and Misunderstood Era

    Der Fall der vergessenen und missverstandenen Ära

    The American historical period known as the Reconstruction Era is very important but the public knowledge and consciousness of Reconstruction – the period immediately after the Civil War – is at best minimal.

    The Case of the Missing and Misunderstood Era
  • ANZAC and the Right to Dissent

    ANZAC und das (Un)Recht zu widersprechen

    In New Zealand, young people are encouraged to engage in the commemoration of war. They are in an ambivalent position. Whilst they are expected to reinforce the war remembrance, questioning New Zealand’s war record is not an option.

    ANZAC and the Right to Dissent
  • History Educators in a New Era

    Geschichte lehren in einem neuen Zeitalter
    Protesters in Minneapolis holding a sign saying "Nope"

    This is a dangerous moment, globally, for the liberal arts, education and research, for democratic values generally, and for history and history education specifically.

    History Educators in a New Era
  • Helping Students Make History: Community Engaged Learning

    Studierenden helfen, Geschichte zu machen
    Amherst Cemetery Mural, representing an approach to Community Engaged Learning

    This essay examines the importance of community engaged learning through public history to students’ acquisition of historical knowledge and methodological skills...

    Helping Students Make History: Community Engaged Learning
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