This article describes the process of forgetting and rediscovering as a cultural dimension of regional transformation in Germany after 1990.
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Support and Censorship: Research on Minorities in the GDR
In dealing with the Sorbian minority, the GDR regime strived early on for interpretive sovereignty over collective memory and oblivion.
Vae, puto deus fio. How to make a Bad Emperor
How did the images and possible deification of recently deceased Roman emperors come into being? How were they forgotten?
Against Systematic Forgetting – For More Equal Rights
How to write about forgetting in times of war? Angelika Schaser argues for working against forgetting in all fields of historical scholarship.
“…that other cultures, other people also existed”. An Interview
We invited Hermann Parzinger to discuss his book, which illumines public history from a special perspective.
Forget about Johannes Meier!
There is no reason to remember Johannes Meier. No one tries to answer any historical question by taking him as an example. Or do they?
The Dark Side of the Moon. Cultural Oblivion
With contribution by Thomas Hellmuth Monthly Editorial: May 2022 Abstract: The theme of this month’s issue of Public History Weekly and, subsequently, this editorial, is that which no longer exists… Read More ›
Missing Pictures? Towards an Alternative Visual History of 1989
Abstract: Like any revolution, the toppling of Communist rule across Eastern Europe lasts in memories through iconic images. Yet the camera does not capture in a uniform way revolutions and… Read More ›