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  • Reclaiming Relevance from the Dark Side

    Die Rückgewinnung der Relevanz von der Dunklen Seite

    The ‘tyranny of relevance’ is a convenient and popular target for academic historians. Mention the ‘r’ word with a raised eyebrow during a conference coffee break, or condemn instrumentalist research policy at a committee meeting and you are likely to receive murmurs of sympathy.

    Reclaiming Relevance from the Dark Side
  • Back to Nationalism. No Future for History?

    Zurück zum Nationalismus. Keine Zukunft für die Geschichte?

    Currently, throughout Europe, various forms of nationalism are sprouting, as if decades of peaceful European cooperation had never existed. History education is looking on helplessly. Instead of providing students with the ability to orient to a future that is historically undefined...

    Back to Nationalism. No Future for History?
  • History Under Dispute: Brazil’s National Curriculum, BNCC

    A História sob disputa: Base Nacional Comum Curricular | Umstrittene Geschichte: Brasiliens Nationaler Lehrplan

    What should Brazilian students learn, about History, at school? Who has the responsibility to decide on it? Brazil, Sept 15: BNCC - the proposal of a novel curriculum causes dispute.

    History Under Dispute: Brazil’s National Curriculum, BNCC
  • 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
  • Varieties of Patriotism and Public History

    Spielarten des Patriotismus und der Public History

    Is patriotism alive? Does it influence citizens’ historical representations? It is about the Reagan and the Obama kind of patriotism, and what they both have to deal with us--wherever we live. Based on empirical research, with examples from Argentina.

    Varieties of Patriotism and Public History
  • Historia Magistra Vitae? The Banality of Easy Answers

    Historia magistra vitae? Die Banalität des Kurzschlusses

    The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) caused a debate. Alexander Demandt’s hypothesis: the fall of the Roman Empire provides immediate historical lessons for today’s migrant crisis which must no longer be ignored.

    Historia Magistra Vitae? The Banality of Easy Answers
  • History Teaching in the Cinema and Holocaust Education

    Geschichtsunterricht im Kinofilm und Holocaust Education

    School as the subject of a movie – there are numerous films, ranging from comedies to social dramas, about school, teacher-student relationships, committed and unsuccessful teachers and their teaching methods. The French film ‘Les héritiers’ (English title: Once in a Life Time) came to...

    History Teaching in the Cinema and Holocaust 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
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