Doing Selfies in Auschwitz?

Tourists for decades have taken photos in former concentration camps, even in Auschwitz. The emergence of selfies, however, transforms our perspective on historic sites.

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Quelle: https://public-history-weekly.degruyter.com/7-2019-25/selfies-auschwitz/

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From A to Z. Crowdsourcing Historical City Lexica

The process of methodological differentiation of historical research and chronicles of city history has reached the limits of what can be said or shown. In Germany, the historical city lexicon exists as an alternative.

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Quelle: https://public-history-weekly.degruyter.com/7-2019-5/historical-city-lexicon/

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Sports History as Threatened Public History

Sports history is an ideal vehicle for historical and socially relevant questions. As a cultural heritage, however, it endures a wallflower existence, at least in Switzerland.

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Quelle: https://public-history-weekly.degruyter.com/7-2019-4/sports-history/

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Gamification as a Miracle Cure for Public History?

Gamification is on everyone’s lips and it's industry is booming. It is changing the teaching of history in schools and in public. Are there any limits to gamification when teaching history?

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Quelle: https://public-history-weekly.degruyter.com/6-2017-37/gamification-cure-public-history/

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Public History to Oblivion: Archimob

A 1998 controversy about World War 2 led Switzerland to the creation of a unique oral history project called Archimob. Founded before widespread digitalization, the question is: What is left of it?

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Quelle: https://public-history-weekly.degruyter.com/6-2018-35/archimob/

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On Listening I: The Interpersonal

The forest has been a favourite retreat for Germans for centuries. It has also been romantically transfigured by the poets and thinkers of this country. It is usually far away from the hustle...

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Quelle: https://public-history-weekly.degruyter.com/6-2018-27/listening-interpersonal/

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(Pre-)Scientific Information Retrieval and Wikipedia

Search engines often used for (pre)scientific information retrieval. Wikipedia is a common encyclopedia with more or less suitable articles. Whoever teaches students should emphasize to check such sources carefully.

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Quelle: https://public-history-weekly.degruyter.com/6-2018-26/information-retrieval/

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“Of Monsters and Men” – Shoah in Digital Games

D-Day 1944, charging out of the landing-craft right into the chaotic hell of Omaha Beach. After only a few metres the screen goes dark, I have been shot – and not for the last time. Digital Games.

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Quelle: https://public-history-weekly.degruyter.com/6-2018-23/shoah-in-digital-games/

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The Digital Archive: An In-school Place of Learning

Digitisation projects in the humanities have democratised access to sources in recent years. Museums, libraries and archives place their holdings of texts, films and images on the scanner...

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Quelle: https://public-history-weekly.degruyter.com/6-2018-22/digital-archive-school/

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Virtual Time Travels? Public History and Virtual Reality

History education and Public History are both challenged to provide guidance on how to deal with the respective Virtual Reality offers in a reflected and critical manner.

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Quelle: https://public-history-weekly.degruyter.com/6-2018-3/public-history-and-virtual-reality/

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