Personal Details: Demantowsky, Marko

Demantowsky Marko

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Marko Demantowsky, PhD (*1970), is professor for modern history and history education at at the School of Education FHNW (Departement for Social Sciences Education) and a member of the Institute for Educational Sciences at the University of Basel.
He previously worked as assistant professor for history education at the University of Bochum (07-12) and as visiting professor at Jena University (07-08) and Siegen University (06/07). His main research interests focus on the Digital Change particularly in Public History, the informal learning and history related beliefs, and the theory and history of History Education.
He has created and developed, and now co-manages some multilingual infrastructures in the field of digital history: The Index Didacticorum, The Public History Weekly, The GTS7000.

Marko Demantowsky, Dr. phil. (*1970), Professor für Neuere/Neueste Geschichte und ihre Didaktik an der Pädagogischen Hochschule FHNW (Leiter der Professur für Didaktik der Gesellschaftswissenschaften und ihre Disziplinen) und Mitglied des Instituts für Bildungswissenschaften der Universität Basel.
Zuvor war er als Juniorprofessor für Didaktik der Geschichte an den Ruhr-Universität Bochum (07-12) sowie als Vertretungsprofessor an den Universitäten Jena (07-08) und Siegen (06/07) tätig.
Seine Forschungsschwerpunkte: der Digitale Wandel, insbesondere in der Public History, das informelle Lernen, die geschichtsbezogenen Beliefs sowie die Theorie und Geschichte der historischen Bildung.
Begründung, Entwicklung und Management von mehrsprachigen Infrastrukturen im Bereich der digitalen Geschichte: Der Index Didacticorum, Public History Weekly, Der Geschichtstalk im Super7000 (GTS7000).
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    Unterwegs im Open Access. Editorial

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    Exploring the Open Access. Editorial
  • A “Ballfahrtsort”. The German Football Museum

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    A “Ballfahrtsort”. The German Football Museum
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    The History-Mad, Dredge-Armed “Fun Guerrilla.” An Interview
  • A Collaboration Machine. The Index Didacticorum

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    A Collaboration Machine. The Index Didacticorum
  • BlogJournal – Bridge between Journal and Weblog

    An Interview instead of an Editorial

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    BlogJournal – Bridge between Journal and Weblog
  • “Public History” – Sublation of a German Debate?

    “Public History” – Aufhebung einer deutschsprachigen Debatte?

    The English term "Public History" is, as is so common for borrowed foreign words, discursively relaxing; an argumentative deus ex machina. It appears as an ideal compromise in a long ...

    “Public History” – Sublation of a German Debate?
  • From Anniversary to Anniversaryitis

    Vom Jubiläum zur Jubiläumitis

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    From Anniversary to Anniversaryitis
  • Practice vs. Theory and Rüsen’s New Historik

    Praxis vs. Theorie und Rüsens neue Historik

    Practice as a fetish? 'Theory' (whatever it means) is a didactical magic word in order to provoking professionalization. Most students do not want it and only reluctantly put up with it.

    Practice vs. Theory and Rüsen’s New Historik

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