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?
Questions on the purpose of history and history traditions are far from new, but they reach us as educators with greater force then ever. Defining the purpose of any school subject is a crucial task.
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?
Very few historians actually produce (documentary) films. Producing documentary films provides students – all historians – with skills to engage and communicate with different publics.
The history of food and beverage offers many public history opportunities. It can be used to teach about transportation, exchanges in the early modern period, the industrial revolution, and immigration.
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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In 1991 began the siege of Dubrovnik by the Yugoslav army, controlled by the Serbs. The siege was widely covered by the media. Since 2004 a photo gallery in this city devotes itself exclusively to war photography.
Public history of food encompasses new interests in everyday life, family history, local memories, participatory model, and visitors’ wish to experience the past.
To pass judgement on the 'progress' or 'decline' of a society over time, a big-picture perspective on history is needed. These big-picture frameworks are also important for history teaching.
...to understand the past differently: These are some of the forces of fiction. It also reminds us that reality never speaks for itself; the narrative choices and the language used are not neutral.