The national narrative in Uruguay is much like its landscape, a continuum without abrupt changes. However, the demands of recent history are creating pressure…
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Relativity, Historicity and Historical Studies
Paradoxically, relativity or relativism is often presented in an absolutist manner, as the proposition that nothing is true, and as a credo in which all is to be doubted apart from doubt itself….
Centenary of the Great Russian Revolution of 1917
In Russia, the October Revolution of 1917 is not celebrated for more than a quarter of a century. However, the centennial anniversary of 1917 cannot be circumvented – 1917 and the subsequent events, which are now commonly called the “Great Russian Revolution.”
Moral and Cognitive Dilemmas in History Education
Public historians and history educators both aim at “reaching the world outside the academy”. They face some common dilemmas, part. in Holocaust education. The…
National Day at School?
Are national days good examples of the wide-ranging influence of public history when it comes to building historical beliefs among the majority of the population?
Remembering in Dresden 2017
The bombing of Dresden in 1945 has been interpreted as a barbarian destruction of an “innocent city” – until today. The “Monument” by the Syrian-German artist, M. Halbouni, challenges this remembrance.
How Should The History of One’s Own Country Be Taught?
We can observe great differences in how teachers deal with the history of their own country (“Heimatkunde”) in the classroom. Some of them…
Disturbing Historical Ignorance: Narrative, Doxa, Paradox
The absence of the past is often disconcerting and uncanny but is, nevertheless, inevitable. Reflections on the reasons for historical ignorance.