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Weshalb Public History?
Reading German newspapers on November 9, often called the “German Day of Fate” on a train offers the opportunity to follow some loose thoughts on Public History and Historical Culture.
Drachen in der Geschichtskultur
Historical culture has shifted towards fantasy. A fitting example is that toy manufacturers, such as Lego and Playmobil, have started to implement dragons into their worlds.
Schwarzes Leid als profitabler Kunstgegenstand
Luke Willis Thompson's "autoportrait" has gained a nomination for this year's prestigious Turner Prize - and sparked fierce accusations of profiteering off of black suffering.
Vergangenheit, Gegenwart, Zukunft: Steampunk als Bricolage
What would the world look like if Victorian technology had been used for products similar to today's? Steampunk imagines such alternative historical ideas: between retro and science fiction.
Gamification als Zaubermittel für Geschichtsvermittlung?
Gamification is on everyone’s lips and it's industry is booming. It is changing the teaching of history in schools and in public. Are there any limits to gamification when teaching history?
Bières, Brasseries, et Histoire Publique | Brauereigeschichte als gemeinschaftliche Erfahrung
The history of food and beverage offers many public history opportunities. It can be used to teach about transportation, exchanges in the early modern period, the industrial revolution, and immigration.
Public history idzie do szkoły letniej | Public History besucht eine Summer School
In July 2018, the University of Wroclaw hosted its first Public History Summer School at the University of Wroclaw. Was it worth the trip for the 46 participants from 18 countries? The organizers draw their self-critical conclusions.