Public history strives to question history in the making and to cast additional light on the present. What can we learn from those who break the law to help fugitives in an act of civic engagement?
The Austrian memory of Nazi era and Holocaust remain connected to the "victim thesis". Austria may often seem unteachable, but several institutions are promoting a critical culture of remembrance.
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When the politician Roman Haider of the party FPÖ (Freedom Party of Austria) caused the interruption of a lecture about political extremism in an Austrian school in spring 2017, a heated debate erupted over the place of politics in school education. The controversy raises important questions over the aims and principles of civic education.
In the age of Trump we must refocus if we are teaching democratic principles in our classes. As teacher educators, we must make sure that students understand these ideas so they are prepared to teach them.
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Since the very beginning, politics has played a significant role in the development of Polish sport. This article focuses on the role of politics in shaping the world view of Polish football fans.
Public historians and history educators both aim at “reaching the world outside the academy”. They face some common dilemmas, part. in Holocaust education. The...
This is a dangerous moment, globally, for the liberal arts, education and research, for democratic values generally, and for history and history education specifically.
The growing prevalence of "Fake News" necessitates enhanced tools of detection and evaluation to handle it, while "Alternative Facts" place...
The attractiveness of the European Union gave, partially, birth to a number of narratives about the nature of the EU, which became pronounced in the 1990s and flourished in the heyday of the EU enlargements.