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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. ...
Politisierung des Unterrichts zur US-Geschichte?
In February, Oklahoma state legislators considered a bill declaring an “emergency” in the U.S. history curriculum because of the revised Advanced Placement U.S. History course. An emergency! What was all this about?
Noch einmal: Curricula
In a contribution recently published here, Holger Thünemann called for a more intensive discussion of curricula. The drafting of a new curriculum in Berlin/Brandenburg has sparked a lively debate. To my mind, it seems quite ...
43 Vermisste im mexikanischen Geschichtsunterricht / A la enseñanza de la historia en México le faltan 43
Mexico is experiencing a drawn-out crisis in human rights. The disappearance and subsequent murder of 43 students studying to be rural teachers last September is yet another example of this. At the same time, programs for studying history at the level of basic education and teacher training deny this reality.
Da Vinci entschlüsseln? Eine geschichtskulturelle Affäre
The Da Vinci Code was a work of fiction, but significant public interest in its claim to be drawing on a hidden history of Christianity forced agents of the Catholic Church, and scholars within the academy, to challenge the book’s historical and theological errors. ...
Digital Public History: Einbezug der Öffentlichkeit | Digital Public History: L’importance de la dimension «publique»
Digital History has reshaped the documentation methods of historians, especially their means of accessing and storing history. However, this seismic shift has occurred without any thorough critical discussion of these digital tools and practices ...
Wozu noch Schulbuchkommissionen? | Czy komisje podręcznikowe są jeszcze potrzebne?
In general, textbook commissions reflect the needs of their times. In the past, they quite successfully served their purpose of mediating between politics, research, and teaching. They played a highly relevant role in the international dialogue