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.
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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.
July 2, 2015 marked the centennial of the death of dictator Porfirio Díaz, who governed Mexico from 1876 to 1910, when he was overthrown by the Mexican Revolution. Public opinion took advantage of the occasion to debate again his significance in Mexican history. But the historical significance of Porfirio …
Memory Studies. Thirty years ago, Russian historiography was in the grip of the state’s regulation of the Communist ideology and seriously lagged behind the development of Western European and North American historical thinking. All attempts by some historians to move beyond the Marxist-Leninist …
What should Brazilian students learn, about History, at school? Who has the responsibility to decide on it? Brazil, Sept 15: BNCC – the proposal of a novel curriculum causes dispute.