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Marko Demantowsky: Preface

The state-guaranteed and worldwide existing giant institution school is one of the most successful projects of modernity, especially in its form as a free compulsory event for all. Behind the gradual emergence of this immensely expensive governmental project since the 18th century were interests and of course also an ecclesiastical and military tradition. The fact […]

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Marko Demantowsky: What is Public History

Preliminaries | Context | Toward a definition | Fundamental constellation | Basic vs. master narratives | Basic narratives | Narrational differences | Four analytical aspects | The pivotal role of “recognition” | Definition | Quality criterion | Research systematics | Outlook How we communicate is not self-evident. Neither at a meeting of colleagues from different […]

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Rob Siebörger: Public history and the school curriculum: Two South African case studies

Case study provides an opportunity both to explore historical incidents or topics and to discuss the inherent questions that they raise. In considering the challenges faced by teachers and students in the public history content of prescribed school history curricula, it seems appropriate to select the most obvious cases to investigate. South Africans who went […]

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Cord Arendes: Learning, and Understanding of Public History as Part of the Professional Historical Education at German Universities

Introduction and Outline Today Public History may be viewed as a particularly promising area of academic teaching and research at German universities within the science of history. Progress and form of its institutionalization have so far mostly followed the US American model.[1] Certainly, Public History has been established internationally as an academic research and teaching […]

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Christoph Kühberger: The Private Use of Public History and its Effects on the Classroom

Introduction In the German-speaking countries, the paradigm of historical consciousness as differentiated since the 1970s by Jeismann, Pandel, Borries et al.[1] has resulted in a tendency to view historical culture as the “practically effective articulation of historical consciousness in a society” (Jörn Rüsen). Historical thinking and learning must therefore also take into account this level […]

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Daisy Martin: Teaching, Learning, and Understanding of Public History in Schools as Challenge for Students and Teachers

Commentary History is a part of everyday life. We consume stories about the past in films, musicals, and lectures. We read historical fiction, create and consume memes, visit historical sites and museums, play historical games, and preserve and investigate family history. We seek out information to contextualize and understand the present. This everyday public history […]

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Mario Carretero: Imagining the Nation throughout School History Master Narratives

Questions regarding how people construct historical narratives in current societies have taken center stage in recent public and academic discussions, particularly since the seminal work on nations as “imagined communities”.[1] The master narrative has been developed as a unit of analysis in current social scientific and historical thought. Heller describes master narratives as general interpretation […]

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Marco Zerwas: The German Federal President History Competition. A Public History Occasion

Exploring the past: New audiences and expeditions The German History Competition In Germany, there is a veritable landscae of student competitions that allows students, to show their ability of independent working and learning, to compete, and not least to get a sustainable position in their personal vita. Besides Olympiads in the STEM-subjects there are ‘speech […]

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Robert J. Parkes: Public historians in the classroom

Commentary This article explores school history as a site of public history. It will start with some observations of the important points raised by Zerwas and Carretero in this volume, about school history and its relationship to public history, and then consider these ideas in the context of an example from Australia, my own national […]

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Peter Gautschi: History Teaching in the Focus of the Swiss People’s Party – The Way Policies Take Influence on Schools, too

Introduction The textbook “Hinschauen und Nachfragen – Die Schweiz und die Zeit des Nationalsozialismus im Licht aktueller Fragen“ (Looking losely and questioning – switzerland and the National Socialist era in the light of current questions)[1] already attracted great attention in the Swiss media landscape when published as the following brief summary of headlines makes clear: […]

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