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Culture, Civilization and Historical Consciousness

Kultur, Zivilisation und Geschichtsbewusstsein

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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
  • 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?
  • 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)
  • A Matter of Choice–Biculturalism

    Eine Frage der Wahlmöglichkeit - Bikulturalismus

    Biculturalism? In the high-autonomy curriculum environment in New Zealand, it is history teachers who are charged with the responsibility of engaging young people with controversial aspects of postcoloniality.

    A Matter of Choice–Biculturalism
  • “A historically conscious future” – Indigenous perspectives on war remembrance

    "Eine historisch bewusste Zukunft" - Indigene Perspektiven auf Kriegsgedenken
    new zealand war remembrance (drawing of kororareka)

    Whilst war remembrance in New Zealand is dominated by ANZAC and Gallipoli, there is a growing momentum to commemorate the colonial wars of the 19th century between indigenous Māori and the British/colonial forces. This raises questions about how post-colonial nations such as New Zealand address the difficult features of...

    “A historically conscious future” – Indigenous perspectives on war remembrance
  • Terrorism and Public History

    Terrorismus und Public History

    Of the many variants that terrorism has adopted during the last two and a half centuries, I will focus on terrorism in the 21st century and its relationship to history, especially public history.

    Terrorism and Public History
  • Post-ism. The Humanities, Displaced by their Trends

    Post-ismus. Die Geisteswissenschaften, ver-rückt durch ihre Trends

    What is post-ism about? The humanities are a scholarly institution in which human culture is thematized, investigated, and analyzed. They do it in the special way we call 'scholarly' or, in most other languages, 'scientific'. But, nevertheless...

    Post-ism. The Humanities, Displaced by their Trends

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  • To Conceptually Grasp the Dictatorships of the 20th Century

    Diktaturgeschichten des 20. Jahrhunderts auf den Begriff bringen

    Although adolescents label the GDR as a repressive and undemocratic system, the classification as a dictatorship is clearly less decided. This is less founded...

    To Conceptually Grasp the Dictatorships of the 20th Century
  • Some Patterns of Making Public History in China (2)

    中国公众史学建构模式之探索 (2) | Muster der Schaffung chinesischer Public History (2)

    Debates over public history (公众史学) in China are the role of history and historians in the nation, or forms of participation. The discussion raises more questions about past in public sphere.

    Some Patterns of Making Public History in China (2)
  • Signs of Remembrance

    Znak pamięci | Zeichen der Erinnerung

    The Catholic churches in Poland are not just sacred objects, today they are also places of remembrance. One of many examples is the Zesłańców Sybiru (Chapel of the Siberian-deportees) in Wrocław.

    Signs of Remembrance
  • Focusing on Democracy: A Teacher Educator’s View

    Demokratie im Fokus: Die Sicht einer LehrerInnenausbildenden

    In the age of Trump we must refocus if we are teaching democratic principles in our classes. As teacher educators, we must make sure that students understand these ideas so they are prepared to teach them.

    Focusing on Democracy: A Teacher Educator’s View
  • Make It Strange — History as an Enigma, not a Mirror

    Make It Strange – Geschichte als Mythos, nicht als Reflexion

    History educators insist on the power and critical importance of knowing history and thinking historically about our collective pasts. Should history education display more awareness of its own past?

    Make It Strange — History as an Enigma, not a Mirror
  • On Memories, School and Earthquakes

    Sobre memorias, escuela y terremotos | Über Erinnerung, Schule und Erdbeben

    In September 2017 Mexico was struck by earthquakes. The ruins have triggered many debates. How can history studies young people to comprehend natural disasters as products of human responsibility?

    On Memories, School and Earthquakes
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