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Zeit für Wiedergutmachung
On 19 December 2014, more than 100,000 Swiss voters submitted the so-called "Reparation Initiative". The necessary signatures were collected within barely more than half a year. ...
Geschichtsstudium ohne Fremdsprachenkenntnisse und Lesekompetenz?
Students in Brandenburg will soon be able to start studying history without foreign language skills – according to the will of politicians. Presumably, this policy aims to increase the number of students ...
An Interview instead of an Editorial
An Interview with Marko Demantowsky (PHW) by Mareike König (DHI Paris) … We are an international and multilingual journal that addresses the public use of history; our contributors are historians... Read More ›
Lenin und Marx als Symbole der Befreiung?
Are historical representations and collective memories one and the same thing? Why and how do they coincide or differ? Local and national contexts most definitely play an important role in this respect
“Public History” – Aufhebung einer deutschsprachigen Debatte?
The English term "Public History" is, as is so common for borrowed foreign words, discursively relaxing; an argumentative deus ex machina. It appears as an ideal compromise in a long ...
“Es weihnachtet sehr?” Inszenierte Weihnachtsmärkte
There are approximately 1500 Christmas markets in Germany attracting 85 million visitors each year. An increase of 70 percent has been recorded since the year 2000. The sales revenue for 2014 in Germany is estimated ...
100 Jahre “Weihnachtsfrieden”. Sehnsucht nach einem neuen Narrativ
Not all is quiet on the Western Front: The annual unofficial competition for the best Christmas advert in the United Kingdom was decided as long ago as 12 November. Sainsbury’s, the British supermarket chain, stunned its...
Recently, the ASTA (German Students' Union) of the University of Duisburg-Essen ran a front-page headline, reading "Mandatory attendance, farewell!" ("Adieu, Anwesenheitspflicht"). If one believes ASTA representatives, their victory bears comparison with the enforcement of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen during the French Revolution.