Presentism: New Historical Thinking in Russia

The present is increasing pressure and shrinks historical time. Presentism aims to comprehend the complexity, in which the past cannot be objectively reconstructed, but can only be constructed anew.

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Quelle: https://public-history-weekly.degruyter.com/7-2019-15/presentism/

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Knowledge Structures and School History

Basil Bernstein's two modalities of knowledge as “hierarchical” and “horizontal” are useful to help interpret the nature of historical knowledge in schools and may still have practical relevance.

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Quelle: https://public-history-weekly.degruyter.com/7-2019-13/knowledge-structures/

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Now we’re done! (It’s time for Feyerabend)

Paul Feyerabend’s essay “Against method” (1975) is rarely mentioned when scientists try to contextualise and justify their research projects. Or at least I have never come across...

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Quelle: https://public-history-weekly.degruyter.com/6-2018-28/time-for-feyerabend/

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“History Types” and Public History

History is made. Public history must therefore deal with the product-oriented practices of historiography. A cornerstone of a research-oriented public history could be the introduction of "history types" as an analytical concept.

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Quelle: https://public-history-weekly.degruyter.com/6-2018-24/history-types-and-public-history/

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The Practical Legacy of Hayden White

Two months ago the controversial and highly influential historical theorist Hayden White passed away. While his work has principally been debated in historical theory circles, his final work suggests ‘practical’ possibilities for public history

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Quelle: https://public-history-weekly.degruyter.com/6-2018-17/the-practical-legacy-of-hayden-white/

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Relativity, Historicity and Historical Studies

Paradoxically, relativity or relativism is often presented in an absolutist manner, as the proposition that nothing is true, and as a credo in which all is to be doubted apart from doubt itself....

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Quelle: https://public-history-weekly.degruyter.com/6-2018-9/relativity-historicity/

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The Didactics of the History of Time

Leaps, travels, concepts, histories, and layers of time - the so-called Temporal Turn reminds us, at least, of the non-naturality of our everyday time practices. Which consequences result from that for history teaching and our research questions?

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Quelle: https://public-history-weekly.degruyter.com/5-2017-2/the-didactics-of-the-layers-of-time/

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