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  • Theory of History Knowledge: Poor.

    Geschichtstheoretische Kenntnisse: Mangelhaft.

    Numerous texts on the didactics of history are permeated with stylish jargon that has nothing to do with the established terminology of the theory of history. This is just not simply a matter of buzzwords – this jargon represents, instead, obscuring terminology and the vocabulary of idlers.

    Theory of History Knowledge: Poor.
  • Heidegger, Historicity, and the Black Notebooks

    Heidegger, Historizität und die Schwarzen Hefte

    Heidegger’s ‘Schwarze Hefte(n)’ have generated some recent controversy. Here, I should like to very briefly deal with the problem of ‘historicity’ and what this means for ‘public history’. The politics of Heidegger’s place in the humanist tradition ...

    Heidegger, Historicity, and the Black Notebooks
  • Back to the Cold War: Museumised Bunker Installations

    Zeitreise in den Kalten Krieg. Musealisierte Bunkeranlagen

    Underworlds have become tourist magnets. Underground nuclear bunkers from the Cold War also fall into this category. Whether they are in Germany, Canada, Denmark ... They are unique sites of contemporary history.

    Back to the Cold War: Museumised Bunker Installations
  • Bilingual History classes (CLIL) – no, thanks!

    Bilingualer Geschichtsunterricht – Nein Danke!

    The North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) education portal grandiosely states: "Bilingual teaching is a formula for success. The DESI (Deutsch-Englisch Schülerleistungen International) study commissioned by the Conference of German Education Ministers, projects at different schools, 

    Bilingual History classes (CLIL) – no, thanks!
  • Historicising role models, historical-political remembrance

    Historisierte Leitbilder, geschichtspolitisches Gedenken

    Do you know the country’s memorial foundations for outstanding German statesmen [Politikergedenkstiftungen]? One of them or even all of them? Sometimes it is hard to imagine that the nationally funded German memorial landscape might include more than just ...

    Historicising role models, historical-political remembrance
  • How We Talk About Our History

    Wie wir über unsere Geschichte sprechen | La façon dont nous parlons de notre histoire

    While the German President, Joachim Gauck, is giving Turkey unsolicited suggestions about how to deal with the Armenian genocide, the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, in her speech on the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Dachau concentration camp

    How We Talk About Our History
  • Rhodes must fall! Anatomy of a Protest

    Rhodes muss gestürzt werden! Anatomie eines Protestes

    The recent protests about the statue of Rhodes at the University of Cape Town (UCT) have resulted in much debate and media coverage. They also present an opportunity to analyse elements of public history and its role.

    Rhodes must fall! Anatomy of a Protest
  • Iconoclasm Backwards. A Lost Memorial Site

    Denkmalsturz rückwärts. Ein verlorener Gedenkort | Iconoclasme inverse. Un lieu de mémoire perdu

    Following the irreparable destruction of the equestrian statue depicting Wilhelm I at the Deutsches Eck (German Corner) in Koblenz, a national flag, mounted on the abandoned torso, was located there from 1953 till 1993. ...

    Iconoclasm Backwards. A Lost Memorial Site
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