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.
Tag Archive for ‘History Politics (Geschichtspolitik)’
History is strongly present in public, be it in historical-political debates or on the occasion of anniversaries. At the same time, it is more and more difficult for the science of history to make its voice heard.
The new coalition agreement was closely examined with a view to so-called future issues. But it is also noteworthy with regard to Public History – and to the historical classification of the present.
An increasing number of television serials about Turkish history such as “Payitaht Abdülhamid” or “Resurrection Ertugrul” have been produced in Turkey in the second decade of the 2000s…
Public history in Russia reveals the state’s desire to monopolize public space associated with the past. This new direction, consequently, cannot find a constructive dialogue with the state, society and professional historians.
As progress, urbanization, economical growth transform China, its official and inofficial versions of history change rapidly, too. Public History in China. If history…
Historic monuments are making the news. The removal of Confederacy leaders’ statues has provoked reaction in the USA. In Australia, at the same time, news that vandals had defaced the Captain Cook statue in Sydney, garnered attention.
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.