Gamification is on everyone’s lips and it’s industry is booming. It is changing the teaching of history in schools and in public. Are there any limits to gamification when teaching history?
Tag Archive for ‘Museum’
Stamps Influence and Mirror Public History
History is everywhere – but it is not always easy to perceive it. A sharpened view is needed as the example of the “stamp” illustrates. Stamps are in fact an ideal window into history.
Who Owns the Museum Narrative?
Who owns the museum narrative? The museum and its management, or the public? Is there only one narrative with the management being responsible for its dissemination?
“Landshut”–History, Up in the Airplane
On October 13, 1977, four Palestinian terrorists hijacked the Lufthansa aircraft “Landshut” on its flight from Palma de Mallorca to Frankfurt am Main.
Photographs and Occupied Cities
Historical photos are a favoured instrument of Public Historians, especially in exhibitions. They evoke emotions and create narrative dimensions for a broad audience.
Highly Controversial: The House of History Austria
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.
A Museum of Fascism where Mussolini Was Born and Buried?
In Italy, narrating the history of fascism outside universities and engaging publically with opposing memories still remains to be done. Perhaps this is why the plan of opening a museum of fascism is arousing strong public debate.
Memory Studies “Boom” in Russia
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 …