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…
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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.
Curriculum debates: Increasingly, school history has become the focus of public interest, although the fault lines of related debates seem to fall along predictably and often polarised political orientations.
The House of History Austria will be opened in November 2018. It is a museum with a long history, characterised by disputes about the location, the content orientation and the fear of political influence.
If populist politicians celebrate the “voice of the people” in defence of often xenophobic nativist agendas, we need to revisit what the “public” in “public history” means. Let’s unpick our terms.