PHW interviewed Marcel Perren, the director of tourism in Lucerne, a well-known tourist destination in Switzerland.
National swiss history means the ideological, political and institutional points of reference which created an Alpine model of tourism.
Different actors also negotiate the historicity of anti-tank obstacles through their different aesthetic practices.
The Suvorov Cross, raised in 1899 in memory of the fallen Russian soldiers crossing the Alps in 1799, remains one of the iconic tourist places.
Has Europe become a self-blocking illusion or does it grow with its conflicts? And how does one deal with all these issues in the classroom?
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?
It is the history-related beliefs of teachers that make the difference. The communication of history in public as well is less influenced by scientific findings than by the beliefs of the people involved.
Sports history is an ideal vehicle for historical and socially relevant questions. As a cultural heritage, however, it endures a wallflower existence, at least in Switzerland.
A 1998 controversy about World War 2 led Switzerland to the creation of a unique oral history project called Archimob. Founded before widespread digitalization, the question is: What is left of it?
History is strongly present in public, be it in historical-political debates or on the occasion of anniversaries. At the same time, it is more and more difficult for the science of history to make its voice heard.
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