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  • How We Talk About Our History

    Wie wir über unsere Geschichte sprechen | La façon dont nous parlons de notre histoire

    While the German President, Joachim Gauck, is giving Turkey unsolicited suggestions about how to deal with the Armenian genocide, the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, in her speech on the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Dachau concentration camp

    How We Talk About Our History
  • Rhodes must fall! Anatomy of a Protest

    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.

    Rhodes must fall! Anatomy of a Protest
  • Iconoclasm Backwards. A Lost Memorial Site

    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. ...

    Iconoclasm Backwards. A Lost Memorial Site
  • Politicizing AP U.S. History? (APUSH)

    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?

    Politicizing AP U.S. History? (APUSH)
  • Once again: Curricula

    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 ...

    Once again: Curricula
  • 43 Are Missing from the Teaching of History in Mexico

    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.

    43 Are Missing from the Teaching of History in Mexico
  • 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

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