For the past two years, a ship in Hamburg has been seen as a symbol of Hamburg’s cosmopolitanism and as a sign of colonial oppression.
Tag Archive for ‘History from Below (Geschichte von unten)’
We seek to understand how and why historical pageantry has waxed and waned since the 1900s and what participation meant to those involved.
Underlying inequalities will remain despite the erasure of historically racist monuments, and perhaps even by virtue of such erasure.
The process of methodological differentiation of historical research and chronicles of city history has reached the limits of what can be said or shown. In Germany, the historical city lexicon exists as an alternative.
The concept of community archivism quickly gained popularity in Poland as one of the branches of public history. It concerns the need to collect, organize and disseminate selected fragments of the past.
If there was a ‘Project Fear’ in the lead-up to this year’s referendum on British membership of the EU (or Brexit), it was orchestrated not by Remain but by Leave. The long-term drip-drip of hysterical newspaper stories on Europe and immigration in general laid fertile ground for a rhetoric of suspicion and resentment.