History education and Public History are both challenged to provide guidance on how to deal with the respective Virtual Reality offers in a reflected and critical manner.
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On YouTube’s Wissen2go channel, a journalist explains history and politics to half a million followers. The Russian Revolution is in high range of popularity. Why are there so many viewers and what does this say about teaching history?
This article describes the way in which the commemoration of the First World War’s centenary is dealt with on Twitter and observes how Twitter promotes both public activities with the past and the expertise of public historians online.
Might the experience of living in a communist regime be useful for the general international public? This is our attempt to answer this question.
We can observe great differences in how teachers deal with the history of their own country (“Heimatkunde”) in the classroom. Some of them…
A journal that–all things considered–absolutely cannot earn money? A renowned publishing company that becomes involved as a partner in such an undertaking? A Tower of Babel that aids communication? Transdisciplinarity that was not created by a “predatory community”?
One of the many tasks of Public History is to analyze the extensive offerings of products mediating history in the public domain. The question whether the success of such an understanding of Public History could be measurable has not yet been asked very often – not least …
“Weird History,” [Verrückte Geschichte] otherwise known as “Dr. Guido Knapp,” is a pseudonymous German-speaking Twitter account. Launched only a few years ago, the account has been presenting history-related knowledge and surprising historical facts to wide acclaim, with great public reach, and in a highly amusing fashion.