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  • Public History with Tweets

    Über Public History twittern
    European 1914-1918 auf Twitter

    This article describes the way in which the commemoration of the First World War’s centenary is dealt with on Twitter and observes how Twitter promotes both public activities with the past and the expertise of public historians online.

    Public History with Tweets
  • Borders In the Head: Comparing Mexican and Berlin Wall

    Grenzen im Kopf: Die mexikanische und die Berliner Mauer

    In order to understand previous and contemporary political conflicts through history education in both formal and informal environments, it is imperative to comprehend what has happened and where a certain event has happened.

    Borders In the Head: Comparing Mexican and Berlin Wall
  • Urban Images – An Industrial Metropole Reinvents Itself

    Stadtbilder – Eine Industriemetropole erfindet sich neu

    The reality is that Upper Silesia has managed to overcome and ultimately leave behind outdated stereotypes. This especially holds true for Katowice, which has started to make much progress towards establishing its future.

    Urban Images – An Industrial Metropole Reinvents Itself
  • The Case of the Missing and Misunderstood Era

    Der Fall der vergessenen und missverstandenen Ära

    The American historical period known as the Reconstruction Era is very important but the public knowledge and consciousness of Reconstruction – the period immediately after the Civil War – is at best minimal.

    The Case of the Missing and Misunderstood Era
  • ANZAC and the Right to Dissent

    ANZAC und das (Un)Recht zu widersprechen

    In New Zealand, young people are encouraged to engage in the commemoration of war. They are in an ambivalent position. Whilst they are expected to reinforce the war remembrance, questioning New Zealand’s war record is not an option.

    ANZAC and the Right to Dissent
  • History Educators in a New Era

    Geschichte lehren in einem neuen Zeitalter
    Protesters in Minneapolis holding a sign saying "Nope"

    This is a dangerous moment, globally, for the liberal arts, education and research, for democratic values generally, and for history and history education specifically.

    History Educators in a New Era
  • Helping Students Make History: Community Engaged Learning

    Studierenden helfen, Geschichte zu machen
    Amherst Cemetery Mural, representing an approach to Community Engaged Learning

    This essay examines the importance of community engaged learning through public history to students’ acquisition of historical knowledge and methodological skills...

    Helping Students Make History: Community Engaged Learning
  • Historical Consciousness, Fake News, and the Other

    Historisches Bewusstsein, Fake News und das Andere

    Seldom does a day go past since the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States without reports of "alternative facts" and "fake news". This presents both a problem and an opportunity for history educators.

    Historical Consciousness, Fake News, and the Other
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