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 ›
Tag Archive for ‘Theory (Theorie)’
History’s Trolley Problem
Should history be taught on big scales, or should it focus on the experiences of small groups or even individuals over shorter times?
What’s History For?
Questions on the purpose of history and history traditions are far from new, but they reach us as educators with greater force then ever. Defining…
Presentism: New Historical Thinking in Russia
The present is increasing pressure and shrinks historical time. Presentism aims to comprehend the complexity, in which the past cannot be objectively…
Knowledge Structures and School History
Basil Bernstein’s two modalities of knowledge as “hierarchical” and “horizontal” are useful to help interpret the nature of historical knowledge…
Restitution and Historical Judgment
Germany has started to give back colonial loot to its former owners. But are restitutions a suitable means for dealing with a burdened history?
On the Difficulties of the Term “Lifeworld”
At first glance, “lifeworld” seems to play an important role in history didactics. But what is lifeworld and is the term itself even relevant today?
Post-Truth and Alethic Populism
Ever since its nomination as the word of the year 2016, the concept of “post-truth” continues to agitate public opinion. But what is the solution? About Alethic Populism.