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  • What heritage day?

    Welcher Kulturerbe-Tag?

    24 September is annually “Heritage Day” in South Africa. A Cape Town cartoonist conveyed greetings for the day in a cartoon he entitled “When the rainbow nation becomes the boerewors Nation.” It very effectively ...

    What heritage day?
  • The science of history turns – even in school?

    Die Geschichtswissenschaft “turned” – auch in der Schule?

    In the science of history, one turn is followed by another: from the rather old linguistic turn to the postcolonial or global turn, the visual or iconic turn to the spatial, acoustic and material turn. But how do history lessons respond? ...

    The science of history turns – even in school?
  • Youth, Resistance, and Public Uses of History in Mexico

    Jugend, Widerstand und der öffentliche Umgang mit Geschichte in Mexiko | Jóvenes, resistencia y usos públicos de la historia en México

    Conventional wisdom on the teaching of history in Mexico holds that the problem of learning is that today’s young people only think about the present and they are incapable of assessing the past and the future...

    Youth, Resistance, and Public Uses of History in Mexico
  • Teaching Historical Thinking: Dilemmas not Dichotomies!

    Historisches Denken unterrichten: Dilemmata, keine Gegensätze!

    Breadth versus depth, content versus skills, inquiry versus memorization, textbooks versus primary sources; history educators in the U.S. hear dichotomies like these all the time. But framing these as dichotomies, ...

    Teaching Historical Thinking: Dilemmas not Dichotomies!
  • Big History: Can life go on without a meta-narrative?

    Big History: Gibt es ein Leben ohne Meta-Narrative?

    There is something attractive about ‘Big History’, David Christian’s approach to teaching the past. If World History is understood as an attempt to know the past beyond national categories, Big History seeks to understand the past at time scales that stretch from the human to the cosmic...

    Big History: Can life go on without a meta-narrative?
  • Internationalizing Public History

    Die Internationalisierung der Public History | L’internationalisation de l’Histoire Publique

    Today, public history is a global discipline, which considers the presence of the past—and the construction of history—outside academic settings. The practice of history has always been “public” ...

    Internationalizing Public History
  • Between Memory Recall and Historical Consciousness: Implications for Education

    Zwischen Erinnerung und Geschichtsbewusstsein: Folgerungen für den Unterricht | Entre la mémoire et la conscience historique: quelques implications pour l’éducation

    Between Memory Recall and Historical Consciousness: Implications for Education
  • “Race” — a necessary category?

    “Rasse” – eine notwendige Kategorie?

    Ever since National Socialism used the term “Rasse” in a biologistic and inhumane manner and forced it into culture, it has no longer been possible for German speakers to use the term in a neutral, or uncharged, fashion.

    “Race” — a necessary category?
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