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  • A “Ballfahrtsort”. The German Football Museum

    An Interview with the Director

    For more than a year now, there is a national football museum in Germany, a "Ballfahrtsort". This new institution of German Public History combines many things that could be considered to be symptomatic for our current times...

    A “Ballfahrtsort”. The German Football Museum
  • Successful Public History – A Question of Empirical Evidence?

    Erfolgreiche Public History – eine Frage empirischer Evidenz?

    One of the many tasks of Public History is to analyze the extensive offerings of products mediating history in the public domain. The question whether the success of such an understanding of Public History could be measurable has not yet been asked very often – not least ...

    Successful Public History – A Question of Empirical Evidence?
  • The Dictator’s Slow Return. Porfirio Díaz

    Die langsame Rückkehr des Diktators. Porfirio Díaz | El lento retorno del dictador. Porfirio Díaz
    Young Porfirio Diaz

    July 2, 2015 marked the centennial of the death of dictator Porfirio Díaz, who governed Mexico from 1876 to 1910, when he was overthrown by the Mexican Revolution. Public opinion took advantage of the occasion to debate again his significance in Mexican history. But the historical significance of Porfirio ...

    The Dictator’s Slow Return. Porfirio Díaz
  • Black or White? Reconciliation on Australia’s Colonial Past

    Schwarz und Weiß? Aussöhnung zur kolonialen Vergangenheit Australiens
    The Founding of Australia By Capt. Arthur Phillip R.N. Sydney Cove Jan. 26th 1788

    Reconciliation? The Daily Telegraph attempted to reignite Australia’s History Wars: “UNSW rewrites the history books to state Cook ‘invaded’ Australia”.

    Black or White? Reconciliation on Australia’s Colonial Past
  • “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
  • Local History Knowledge instead of Regional Folklore

    Lokalgeschichtliches Wissen statt Regionalfolklore

    The question about the relevance and applicability of historical knowledge becomes particularly urgent in the context of local history and regional history.

    Local History Knowledge instead of Regional Folklore
  • Memory Studies “Boom” in Russia

    "Boom" der Gedächtnis-Studien in Russland | «Бум» исследований памяти в России

    Memory Studies. Thirty years ago, Russian historiography was in the grip of the state’s regulation of the Communist ideology and seriously lagged behind the development of Western European and North American historical thinking. All attempts by some historians to move beyond the Marxist-Leninist ...

    Memory Studies “Boom” in Russia
  • Going beyond “Narratives” vs. “Competencies”: A model of history education

    Jenseits von "Narrativen" vs. "Kompetenzen": ein Modell historischer Bildung | Au delà du clivage « récits » vs. « compétences »: modèle de l’éducation historique

    Poor Québec history program! It is going through another round of ministerial revisions. This time, the competency-based approach of the current course of study was deemed "too radical."

    Going beyond “Narratives” vs. “Competencies”: A model of history education
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