A 1998 controversy about World War 2 led Switzerland to the creation of a unique oral history project called Archimob. Founded before widespread digitalization, the question is: What is left of it?
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History Boom versus Crisis of the Science of History
History is strongly present in public, be it in historical-political debates or on the occasion of anniversaries. At the same time, it is more and more difficult for the science of history to make its voice heard.
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.
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?
Teaching History in Order to Develop Critical Thinking?
Students do not simply develop an adequate understanding of “critical thinking” “in a natural way”, neither if they are taught history or another subject.
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…
Competition: The Power of Contemporary Witnesses
In public debates the input of historians seems to play a subordinate role. Instead, the contemporary witnesses are more important, because they are those who can talk about “what it was really like”.
“Reenactment” – Dangerous Fun?
Reenactment – namely the restaging of historical events in the most authentic way possible – fascinates people! Organizers regularly announce record-breaking numbers of visitors.