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  • Decoding Da Vinci? A Public History Affair

    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.  ...

    Decoding Da Vinci? A Public History Affair
  • Digital Public History: Bringing the Public Back In

    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 ...

    Digital Public History: Bringing the Public Back In
  • Why We Still Need Textbook Commissions?

    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

    Why We Still Need Textbook Commissions?
  • Why Historical Narrative Matters?

    Was macht historische Narrative bedeutsam? | Quelle est l’importance des récits historiques?

    Imagine you are in school and asked to write down, in a page or two, the history of your country, your nation or your homeland (patria) as you know it. While this task may sound trivial, it tells us some important facets of people’s ability to use knowledge of the past ...

    Why Historical Narrative Matters?
  • Hitler: Personalisation in Historical Representation and No End

    Hitler: Personalisierung in der historischen Darstellung und kein Ende

    Who exactly acts in the past and in history? Is it solely the rulers or is Bert Brecht’s literary critique in his poem "Questions from a worker who reads" as necessary today as it was in 1935? It seems that in the classroom a reductive and a balanced  ...

    Hitler: Personalisation in Historical Representation and No End
  • War in Russian history is more than just a war

    Krieg in der russischen Geschichte ist mehr als nur ein Krieg / Война для Российской истории больше, чем просто война

    In a recent discussion with history teachers about the present challenges of teaching history at school, I found that they did not describe the main burden as the increasing administrative burden and the number of reports they were being ...

    War in Russian history is more than just a war
  • Populism: A political combat term?

    Populismus: Ein politischer Kampfbegriff?

    An over-used concept would very well qualify as the "non-word" of the year: populism. For some time all political movements and politicians diverging from the – however it is defined – political "middle" are condemned as "populist". ...

    Populism: A political combat term?
  • Alle Jahre wieder. Lehrplanrevision in Berlin und Brandenburg

    In Berlin und Brandenburg sollen die Rahmenlehrpläne “modernisiert” und “entschlackt”[1] werden, das Resultat ist eine Abschaffung des Fachs Geschichte in den Klassen 5 und 6 und eine oktroyierte Methodenmonomanie im... Read More ›

    Alle Jahre wieder. Lehrplanrevision in Berlin und Brandenburg

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