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  • Cord Arendes: Learning, and Understanding of Public History as Part of the Professional Historical Education at German Universities (3 comments)

    • Comment by bunnenberg on 12. June 2018

      In the meantime, at least two further MA courses in Public History have been established. Since the winter semester 2017/2018 you can study Public History at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, https://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/public-history/index.html.en (accessed June 12, 2018). The MA programme “Public History and Cultural Education”, http://www.uni-regensburg.de/sprache-literatur-kultur/vergleichende-kulturwissenschaft/studium/studiengaenge/master-public-history-und-kulturvermittlung/index.html (accessed June 12, 2018) will start for the first time at the University of Regensburg in the winter semester 2018/2019.

      Comment by bunnenberg on 12. June 2018

      In the meantime, all the positions advertised have been filled.

      Comment by bunnenberg on 12. June 2018

      The text provides a good overview of the current state of “Public History” at German universities. This can be seen, among other things, in the central points of discussion: the location of public history between history and didactics, the structure and infrastructure of the study programmes, the temporal perspective (contemporary history and older epochs / ancient history) and not least the question of the relationship between university and practice. It becomes clear that the public history at german universities is still in the process of being determined. Numerous questions still need to be clarified. But, a central question is: Do we need university programs for public history? The essay rightly answers this question in the affirmative. It is primarily about the reflected action of future Publi Historians.

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