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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.
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 ...
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.
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,
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 ...
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.
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. ...