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The Digital Archive: An In-school Place of Learning

Das digitale Archiv als innerschulischer Lernort

Digital Past: ”Historical Desire” revisited

Digitale Vergangenheit: “Geschichtsbegehren” neu betrachtet

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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?
  • 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)
  • 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

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  • Yet Another Memorial in Berlin?

    Po co jeszcze jeden pomnik w Berlinie? | Wozu ein Polen-Denkmal in Berlin?

    Should yet another monument in Berlin commemorate the Polish victims of the Second World War; in this case Polish citizens who suffered and died during the last war at the hands of German occupants?

    Yet Another Memorial in Berlin?
  • Public History in Schools? Why and How?

    Public History an Schulen? Wozu und in welcher Form?

    Teenagers encounter history outside schools in varied forms and related to a multitude of topics. But teaching with representations of the past that are not academic ideas, is largely absent from guidelines for history teaching.

    Public History in Schools? Why and How?
  • War Photo Limited. Another Look at War

    War Photo Limited. Un autre regard sur la guerre | War Photo Limited. Der andere Blick auf den Krieg

    In 1991 began the siege of Dubrovnik by the Yugoslav army, controlled by the Serbs. The siege was widely covered by the media. Since 2004 a photo gallery in this city devotes itself exclusively to war photography.

    War Photo Limited. Another Look at War
  • “Europe – Our History”. A Textbook for Poland and Germany

    “Europa- nasza historia”. Podręcznik dla Polski i Niemiec | “Europa – Unsere Geschichte”. Ein Lehrbuch für Deutschland und Polen

    Is it really possible to create one textbook in two language versions for history classes in two different countries? For more than a decade, a Polish-German team of experts...

    “Europe – Our History”. A Textbook for Poland and Germany
  • The Practical Legacy of Hayden White

    Hayden Whites praktisches Erbe

    Two months ago the controversial and highly influential historical theorist Hayden White passed away. While his work has principally been debated in historical theory circles, his final work suggests ‘practical’ possibilities for public history

    The Practical Legacy of Hayden White
  • Schools Facing Public History

    La scuola di fronte agli usi pubblici della storia | Schulunterricht angesichts der Public History

    The public uses of history compete with school teaching from a position of strength, and therefore they must become part of school history curricula in order to give pupils the tools to critically evaluate them.

    Schools Facing Public History
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