Reading German newspapers on November 9, often called the “German Day of Fate” on a train offers the opportunity to follow some loose thoughts on Public History and Historical Culture.
The new coalition agreement was closely examined with a view to so-called future issues. But it is also noteworthy with regard to Public History – and to the historical classification of the present.
When you try to free the Heimat from processes of historical transformation by just insisting on its history, then Heimat becomes a connotation that seeks to preserve something that has never existed.
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Unconcerned minds may fall prey to the idea – quite appropriate for a first intuition – that the Reformation jubilee has something to do with historical reassessment.