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  • Historia Magistra Vitae? The Banality of Easy Answers

    Historia magistra vitae? Die Banalität des Kurzschlusses

    The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) caused a debate. Alexander Demandt’s hypothesis: the fall of the Roman Empire provides immediate historical lessons for today’s migrant crisis which must no longer be ignored.

    Historia Magistra Vitae? The Banality of Easy Answers
  • History Teaching in the Cinema and Holocaust Education

    Geschichtsunterricht im Kinofilm und Holocaust Education

    School as the subject of a movie – there are numerous films, ranging from comedies to social dramas, about school, teacher-student relationships, committed and unsuccessful teachers and their teaching methods. The French film ‘Les héritiers’ (English title: Once in a Life Time) came to...

    History Teaching in the Cinema and Holocaust Education
  • Defining History as a School Subject

    Geschichte als Schulfach definieren

    History curriculum documents for schools often contain a statement providing a description or definition of the nature of the subject. Recent developments in South Africa draw attention to the need to provide a justification for the vision and purpose of History as a school subject.

    Defining History as a School Subject
  • The History-Mad, Dredge-Armed “Fun Guerrilla.” An Interview

    Historische “Spaßguerilla” mit Schleppnetz. Ein Interview

    “Weird History,” [Verrückte Geschichte] otherwise known as “Dr. Guido Knapp,” is a pseudonymous German-speaking Twitter account. Launched only a few years ago, the account has been presenting history-related knowledge and surprising historical facts to wide acclaim, with great public reach, and in a highly amusing fashion.

    The History-Mad, Dredge-Armed “Fun Guerrilla.” An Interview
  • 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?

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