The right to the city is associated with possession of urban history. Is a public and inclusive historian practice possible to achieve this?
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Urban Images – An Industrial Metropole Reinvents Itself
The reality is that Upper Silesia has managed to overcome and ultimately leave behind outdated stereotypes. This especially holds true for Katowice, which has started to make much progress towards establishing its future.
In the history of various cities, one can observe many examples of turning points that remind us of these cities’ political, cultural, or economic situation. They represent borderline situations that can still be seen today, even after many decades. This can be said about Wrocław in particular.
Stalingrad, and the Politics of Historical Memory in Russia
The past forms a significant part of the collective identity of modern Russians. Just recently Vladimir Putin suggested renaming Volgograd as Stalingrad, the most controversial figure in twentieth-century Russian history.