Mexico debates if Spain should apologize for crimes during the Conquista de México. The controversy shows the urgency to write a new history that fights contemporary racism and inequality.
Tag Archive for ‘History Politics (Geschichtspolitik)’
In 2018, a debate arose regarding a monument to the “Trümmerfrauen”, unveiled by the Austrian right-wing Vice-Chancellor H.C. Strache. The core question was whether they deserved a monument at all.
The VHD resolution of 2018 has created a stir. So far, however, the danger that such resolutions, which positively affect specific nationa…
Germany has started to give back colonial loot to its former owners. But are restitutions a suitable means for dealing with a burdened history?
New Zealand’s high autonomy history curriculum fails to provide young people with essential knowledge about the colonial past. Educators should consider the essential knowledge that students deserve to have.
A “VHD-Resolution” adopted by the Association of German Historians General Assembly “on current threats to democracy” attracted attention.
How should governments respond to demands for removing historic monuments and renaming sites of memory? What role could historical…
When the politician Roman Haider of the party FPÖ (Freedom Party of Austria) caused the interruption of a lecture about political extremism in an Austrian school in spring 2017, a heated debate erupted over the place of politics in school education. The controversy raises important questions over the aims and principles of civic education.