We are at a crossroads for the spread of public history and we need to consider the possibility that we could all become public historians.
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Students in Brandenburg will soon be able to start studying history without foreign language skills – according to the will of politicians. Presumably, this policy aims to increase the number of students …
Recently, the ASTA (German Students’ Union) of the University of Duisburg-Essen ran a front-page headline, reading “Mandatory attendance, farewell!” (“Adieu, Anwesenheitspflicht”). If one believes ASTA representatives, their victory bears comparison with the enforcement of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen during the French Revolution.
Practice as a fetish? ‘Theory’ (whatever it means) is a didactical magic word in order to provoking professionalization. Most students do not want it and only reluctantly put up with it.