How Policy Change Affects Memory Politics

History Politics as kind of siege mentality, when the state sees any criticism of its past as support for the enemy. See e.g. Sandarmokh.

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Quelle: https://public-history-weekly.degruyter.com/7-2019-28/sandarmokh/

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Civic Public Space as Conflictual Space

Lévesque agrees with Nora’s explanation for the repeated attacks against monumental figures all over the world: the “general politization of history”.

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Quelle: https://public-history-weekly.degruyter.com/7-2019-23/public-space-conflicts-politization-history/

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Apologies for History

Mexico debates if Spain should apologize for crimes during the Conquista de México. The controversy shows the urgency to write a new history that fights contemporary racism and inequality.

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Quelle: https://public-history-weekly.degruyter.com/7-2019-18/conquista-de-mexico/

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Who owns the “Trümmerfrauen”?

In 2018, a debate arose regarding a monument to the “Trümmerfrauen”, unveiled by the Austrian right-wing Vice-Chancellor H.C. Strache. The core question was whether they deserved a monument at all.

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Quelle: https://public-history-weekly.degruyter.com/7-2019-17/trummerfrauen/

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The 2018 VHD Resolution and the Pyrenees

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.

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Quelle: https://public-history-weekly.degruyter.com/7-2019-12/vhd-resolution-2/

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Difficult Histories: Optional or Essential?

New Zealand’s high autonomy history curriculum fails to provide young people with essential knowledge about the colonial past. Educators should consider the essential knowledge that students deserve to have.

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Quelle: https://public-history-weekly.degruyter.com/6-2018-34/difficult-histories-maori-optional-essential/

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Historians and Politics. Quarrel Over a Current Resolution

A resolution adopted by venerable Association of German Historians (VHD) General Assembly with a large majority “on current threats to democracy” attracted considerable attention. On the much-debated VHD-resolution.

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Quelle: https://public-history-weekly.degruyter.com/6-2018-31/vhd-resolution/

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Removing the “Past”: Debates Over Official Sites of Memory

How should governments respond to demands for removing historic monuments and renaming sites of memory? What role could historical consciousness play with respect...

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Quelle: https://public-history-weekly.degruyter.com/6-2018-29/removing-past-official-memory/

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Political Aberrations

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.

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Quelle: https://public-history-weekly.degruyter.com/6-2018-16/political-aberrations/

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