When you try to free the Heimat from processes of historical transformation by just insisting on its history, then Heimat becomes a connotation that seeks to preserve something that has never existed.
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The Catholic churches in Poland are not just sacred objects, today they are also places of remembrance. One of many examples is the Zesłańców Sybiru (Chapel of the Siberian-deportees) in Wrocław.
When the historical sciences and history didactics rejected their claim to objectivity, this gave rise to new dynamics and differences. But what about the multiplicity of perspectives?
The absence of the past is often disconcerting and uncanny but is, nevertheless, inevitable. Reflections on the reasons for historical ignorance.
Today’s Facebook kids live in a global village and speak multiple languages. The tide of cosmopolitanism is running in their favour. Yet, the teaching…
Many of the debates we have over public history deal with ‘serious’ topics. Public history has a much wider ambit than this, and sometimes appears in unusual places. One such unusual venue is the martial arts.
For more than a year now, there is a national football museum in Germany, a “Ballfahrtsort”. This new institution of German Public History combines many things that could be considered to be symptomatic for our current times…
State museums are highest-level politico-cultural institutions. Currently, a new conceptual design for the permanent exhibition in the House of the History of Brandenburg-Preußen in Potsdam is being debated.