We start with a commonplace: “Public history in Russia is a new phenomenon.” Talk about it started 10 years ago.
Tag Archive for ‘Erinnerungskultur (Culture of Remembrance)’
ANZAC and the Right to Dissent
In New Zealand, young people are encouraged to engage in the commemoration of war. They are in an ambivalent position. Whilst they are expected to reinforce the war remembrance, questioning New Zealand’s war record is not an option.
“A historically conscious future” – Indigenous perspectives on war remembrance
Whilst war remembrance in New Zealand is dominated by ANZAC and Gallipoli, there is a growing momentum to commemorate the colonial wars of the 19th century between indigenous Māori and the British/colonial forces. This raises questions about how post-colonial nations such as New Zealand address the difficult features of…
“Public History” – Sublation of a German Debate?
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 …