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  • Artistic License of the Author

    (Do)wolność pisarza | Künstlerische Freiheit des Autors

    In German literature and history circles, artistic license recently became controversial: Robert Menasse's handling of quotations and his...

    Artistic License of the Author
  • Austrian-Israeli Textbook Committee – A Report

    Österreichisch-Israelisches Schulbuchkomitee – ein Bericht

    Since 2017, the first ever joint Austrian-Israeli Textbook Committee has been working on the analysis of textbooks for history and political education as well...

    Austrian-Israeli Textbook Committee – A Report
  • Witnesses of Civic Engagement

    Témoins de l’engagement citoyen | Zeug*innen zivilen Engagements

    Public history strives to question history in the making and to cast additional light on the present. What can we learn from those who break the law to help...

    Witnesses of Civic Engagement
  • What Influences Public History the Most

    Was Public History am meisten beeinflusst

    It is the history-related beliefs of teachers that make the difference. The communication of history in public as well is less influenced by scientific findings than by the beliefs of the people involved.

    What Influences Public History the Most
  • Apologies for History

    Disculpas por la historia | Entschuldigungen für die Vergangenheit

    Mexico debates if Spain should apologize for crimes during the Conquista de México. The controversy shows the urgency to write a new history that fights contemporary racism and inequality.

    Apologies for History
  • Who owns the “Trümmerfrauen”?

    Wem gehören die “Trümmerfrauen”?

    In 2018, a debate arose regarding a monument to the “Trümmerfrauen”, unveiled by the Austrian right-wing Vice-Chancellor H.C. Strache. The core question was whether they deserved a monument at all.

    Who owns the “Trümmerfrauen”?
  • Audio-visual Production and Public History

    Production Audio-Visuelle et Histoire Publique | Audiovisuelle Produktion und Public History

    Very few historians actually produce (documentary) films. Producing documentary films provides students – all historians – with skills to engage and communicate with different publics.

    Audio-visual Production and Public History
  • Presentism: New Historical Thinking in Russia

    презентизм: Новый взгляд на прошлое в России | Präsentismus: Neues Geschichtsdenken in Russland

    The present is increasing pressure and shrinks historical time. Presentism aims to comprehend the complexity, in which the past cannot be objectively...

    Presentism: New Historical Thinking in Russia

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