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  • What is a “worthy” test for History?

    Was ist ein “angemessener” Geschichtstest?

    On October 24, 2015, The White House released (on Facebook!) a short speech by President Obama where he addressed growing concerns over the increase in standardized testing in the U.S. President Obama called for “smart, strategic tests” that help kids learn and don’t take the joy out of learning.

    What is a “worthy” test for History?
  • Truthfulness in Politics

    Wahrhaftigkeit in der Politik | La vérité en politique

    Without a doubt: God wants us to be truthful in what we say and do! What does this mean for politics? In a democracy, voters expect, on the one hand, that politicians tell the truth; on the other hand, politicians often weigh up whether a gentler handling of the "absolute truth" would be more humane. The desire for truth poses great challenges for both...

    Truthfulness in Politics
  • The crisis of a learning democracy in times of crisis

    Die lernende Demokratie in der Krise

    Times of crisis are productive times for the humanities. During the oil crisis in 1973, at the very latest, the western world’s certainty about the future began to fade and was gradually replaced by a sense of history that enabled the discipline of history didactics to develop ...

    The crisis of a learning democracy in times of crisis
  • Who We Are: Public Historians as Multiple Personalities?

    Wer wir sind: Public Historians als multiple Persönlichkeiten?

    There is no doubt that, since its inception in the United States, public history has been increasingly professionalized internationally as an academic teaching and research discipline. At German universities, however, its status is still fuzzy. Although ...

    Who We Are: Public Historians as Multiple Personalities?
  • Wrocław re-read…

    Breslau – neu gelesen … | Wrocław ponownie odczytany …

    In the history of various cities, one can observe many examples of turning points that remind us of these cities’ political, cultural, or economic situation. They represent borderline situations that can still be seen today, even after many decades. This can be said about Wrocław in particular.

    Wrocław re-read…
  • A Collaboration Machine. The Index Didacticorum

    Eine Kollaborationsmaschine. Der Index Didacticorum

    Our daily life as researchers is defined by research publications, literature reviews, reports about experiences and discussions, and proposals. That’s self-evident. Right? What is their role for us, in fact? How much do we still read, in order to write? Only very few of us manage to keep ...

    A Collaboration Machine. The Index Didacticorum
  • History, Interculturality and Cognitive Pluriverses

    Geschichte, Interkulturalität und kognitive Pluriversen / Historia, interculturalidad y pluriversos cognitivos

    Contemporary didactic proposals for history teaching in Mexico have been concerned with the proximity between professional historical thought and its teaching, without modifying traditional historical narratives taught in schools. However ...

    History, Interculturality and Cognitive Pluriverses
  • The Irony of Family History as a Source of Identity

    Die Ironie der Ahnenforschung als Identitätsquelle

    Family history research is experiencing an unprecedented surge of interest, facilitated by the vast array of archives now accessible on the Internet, including social media style family tree websites such as ancestry.com that allow family historians to share their research.

    The Irony of Family History as a Source of Identity

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