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Trödelshows im Fernsehen – Geschichte als Ware
Television antiques shows in which individuals have historical objects that they own examined and valued by experts in order to subsequently put them up for sale are currently a big tren ...
"Game of Thrones" is set somewhere in the Middle Ages. The plot, characters and places are fictional. On the Island of Westeros, which resembles Europe and is the main setting of the story... / "Game of Thrones" spielt irgendwie im Mittelalter. Die Handlung, die Personen und Orte sind fiktiv. Auf der Europa ähnlichen Insel Westeros...
Ein Musical als Public History: "District Six"
District Six: The Musical (1987) is arguably South Africa’s most popular musical. It was followed by a number of spin off musicals on the same theme, the most recent of which is a reprise, District Six Kanala...
Das Ende der Meistererzählung in Polen?
A Grand Narrative? Since a few months, Poland’s national history has been quite visible and palpable all over the country. This reminds me...
Wie viele Dinge? Sachbesitz und Materialität
At different times and on different continents, humans have had varying amounts of material possessions. These disparities can only be partially explained with reference to “poverty” or “lack of technology”.
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...
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 ...
Die langsame Rückkehr des Diktators. Porfirio Díaz | El lento retorno del dictador. Porfirio Díaz
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 ...