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Österreichische Demokratie

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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?

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  • Doing Selfies in Auschwitz?

    Selfies machen in Auschwitz?

    Tourists for decades have taken photos in former concentration camps, even in Auschwitz. The emergence of selfies, however, transforms our perspective on historic sites.

    Doing Selfies in Auschwitz?
  • On the Presences and Absences of Pasts

    Über die An- und Abwesenheit von Vergangenheiten

    Despite its limitations, perhaps etymology can point to subterranean connections between words, spark possibilities for reflection and, thus, create or make explicit neglected semantic possibilities?

    On the Presences and Absences of Pasts
  • More on Fascist Monuments and Buildings in Italy

    Ancora sugli edifici e i monumenti fascisti in Italia | Mehr über faschistische Gebäude und Denkmäler in Italien

    The meaning and function of historical monuments and symbols depends from...

    More on Fascist Monuments and Buildings in Italy
  • Civic Public Space as Conflictual Space

    Ο Αστικός Δημόσιος Χώρος ως Συγκρουσιακός Χώρος | Öffentlichkeit als konfliktträchtiger Raum

    Lévesque agrees with Nora’s explanation for the repeated attacks against monumental figures all over the world: the “general politization...

    Civic Public Space as Conflictual Space
  • How Much and Which Europe in a History Book?

    Wieviel und welches Europa im Geschichtsbuch?

    Has Europe become a self-blocking illusion or does it grow with its conflicts? And how does one deal with all these issues in the classroom?

    How Much and Which Europe in a History Book?
  • What’s History For?

    A quoi sert l’histoire? | Wozu dient Geschichte?

    Questions on the purpose of history and history traditions are far from new, but they reach us as educators with greater force then ever. Defining...

    What’s History For?

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