Could some of Sloterdijk’s disturbing interpretations of French-German relations since 1945 turn out to be right? And should they be worrying to us?
The medieval Mediterraneum is falsely constructed as the border between a ‘Christian Occident’ and an ‘Islamic Orient’. Historical research fails to implement its knowledge in public discourse.
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In the last few years, sound history has developed into a lively field of research within the science of history. Its relationship to public history, however, still seems to be undefined.
Currently, German history didactics is focusing on narrative competence. The resultant normative overload, is not unproblematic – to say the least.
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The VHD resolution of 2018 has created a stir. So far, however, the danger that such resolutions, which positively affect specific national sensitivities, will be imitated, has been overlooked.
Three decades after reunification, Germany is again debating differences between East and West. The Treuhand is a symbol. Historians could help by shaping new perspectives and narratives.
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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.
Should yet another monument in Berlin commemorate the Polish victims of the Second World War; in this case Polish citizens who suffered and died during the last war at the hands of German occupants?
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.
As part of marketing strategies, multinational corporations do not forego staging their history. It is permanently available on the company's own websites as an individual unique selling proposition.