In July 2018, the University of Wroclaw hosted its first Public History Summer School at the University of Wroclaw. Was it worth the trip for the 46 participants from 18 countries? The organizers draw their self-critical conclusions.
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?
Who owns the museum narrative? The museum and its management, or the public? Is there only one narrative with the management being responsible for its dissemination?
The Catholic churches in Poland are not just sacred objects, today they are also places of remembrance. One of many examples is the Zesłańców Sybiru (Chapel of the Siberian-deportees) in Wrocław.
Schools can become a means of Public History through the names they are given. This becomes especially evident in post-socialist Poland and its school names.
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.
The concept of community archivism quickly gained popularity in Poland as one of the branches of public history. It concerns the need to collect, organize and disseminate selected fragments of the past.
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In the textbook "Geschichte und Geschehen" the term "mass deportations to Polish camps" is erroneously used in the chapter about the Holocaust. The knowledge of the textbook’s authors, editors and teachers has thus been called into question.
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The reality is that Upper Silesia has managed to overcome and ultimately leave behind outdated stereotypes. This especially holds true for Katowice, which has started to make much progress towards establishing its future.
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