The History-Mad, Dredge-Armed “Fun Guerrilla.” An Interview



“Weird History,” [Verrückte Geschichte] otherwise known as “Dr. Guido Knapp,” is a pseudonymous German-speaking Twitter account. Launched only a few years ago, the account has been presenting history-related knowledge and surprising historical facts to wide acclaim, with great public reach, and in a highly amusing fashion. “Weird History” is a prime example of frequently invoked “Digital Public History.” Reason enough for Public History Weekly to explore this mysterious and yet public phenomenon.


In what follows, we hear a surprisingly young man comment on an astonishingly mature and innovative project.