Recent Submissions

  • Sprachverwirrung. Was ist ein geschichtsdidaktisches Medium? 

    Pallaske, Christoph (C. Pallaske, Sprachverwirrung. Was ist ein geschichtsdidaktisches Medium?, «Public history weekly», 2, 2014, n. 25, 2014)
    Medien gelten als unangefochtene Kategorie bei der Planung von Geschichtsunterricht und in der geschichtsdidaktischen Handbuchliteratur. Kaum ein anderes Feld wird in der geschichtsdidaktischen Forschung so intensiv beackert. ...
  • What is the Public of Public History? Between the Public Sphere and Public Agency 

    Apostolopoulos, Petros <North Carolina State University, USA> (P. Apostolopoulos, What is the Public of Public History? Between the Public Sphere and Public Agency, «Magazén», 2, 2021, n. 2, pp. 311-328, 2021)
    Public history constitutes a historical field, it includes several related journals, membership organisations, research centres, undergraduate and graduate programs all over the world. Most importantly, Public History has ...
  • The Use of Serious Games as an Educational and Dissemination Tool for Archaeological Heritage Potential and Challenges for the Future 

    Mariotti, Samanta <Università di Siena> (S. Mariotti, The Use of Serious Games as an Educational and Dissemination Tool for Archaeological Heritage Potential and Challenges for the Future, «Magazén», 2, 2021, n. 1, pp. 119-13, 2021)
    In the last decades, digital technologies have pervaded every aspect of the production of archaeological knowledge and they have been massively used to communicate the past. This contribution analyses the potential and ...
  • New Field, Old Practices: Promises and Challenges of Public History 

    Cauvin, Thomas <Université du Luxembourg> (T. Cauvin, New Field, Old Practices: Promises and Challenges of Public History, «Magazén», 2, 2021, n. 1, pp. 13-44, 2021)
    Although public history is becoming increasingly international, the field remains difficult to define and subject to some criticism. Based on sometimes longestablished public practices, public history displays new approaches ...
  • Citizen Humanities as a Fusion of Digital and Public Humanities? 

    Heinisch, Barbara <Universität Wien, Österreich> (B. Heinisch, Citizen Humanities as a Fusion of Digital and Public Humanities?, «Magazén», 1, 2020, n.2, pp. 143-180, 2020)
    Digital and public humanities have gained a foothold in academia, but very little is known about citizen humanities, which is referring to the engagement of the general public in scholarly research. Although the term is ...
  • A New Venture and a Commitment to Disciplinary Fusion in the Domain of Digital and Public Humanities 

    Fischer, Franz <Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia>; Mantoan, Diego <Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia>; Tramelli, Barbara <Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia> (F. Fischer, D. Mantoan, B. Tramelli, A New Venture and a Commitment to Disciplinary Fusion in the Domain of Digital and Public Humanities, «Magazén», 1, 2020, n. 1, pp. 7-16, 2020)
    On 5 June 2019, Ca’ Foscari University launched the Venice Centre for Digital and Public Humanities (VeDPH) in order to take a proactive role in the digital transformation of society and of the academic landscape. With the ...
  • “Per Brettspiel in die Vergangenheit”. Historische Realität in Spielwelten 

    Bühl-Gramer, Charlotte (C. Bühl-Gramer, “Per Brettspiel in die Vergangenheit”. Historische Realität in Spielwelten, «Public history weekly», 2, 2014, n. 25, 2014)
    Computerspiele als Vermittlungsinstanzen von Geschichte und Medien der Geschichtskultur sind Untersuchungsfelder, mit denen sich die Geschichtsdidaktik schon seit Längerem befasst. Die Geschichtswissenschaft hat dieses ...
  • Kriegsspiel mit Herz? Computer Games zum Ersten Weltkrieg 

    Fenn, Monika (M. Fenn, Kriegsspiel mit Herz? Computer Games zum Ersten Weltkrieg, «Public history weekly», 2, 2014, n. 26, 2014)
    “Wollten Sie auch immer schon einmal pestverseuchte Kühe auf Ihre Gegner werfen?”1 Diesen provokanten Titel trägt eine Publikation zu Computer Games mit historischem Bezug. Er verweist auf das gezielte Töten, das Kriegsspiele, ...
  • Der Einbürgerungstest. Geschichte als Eintrittskarte? 

    Gautschi, Peter (P. Gautschi, Der Einbürgerungstest. Geschichte als Eintrittskarte?, «Public history weekly», 2, 2014, n. 27, 2014)
    Welche Erzählungen über die Vergangenheit eine Gesellschaft bewahren will, zeigt sich bei den Tests zur Erlangung von Staatsbürgerschaft. Menschen, die sich für eine neue Staatsbürgerschaft bewerben, müssen in verschiedenen ...
  • Audiovision(s)! “TV makes History“ 

    Handro, Saskia (S. Handro, Audiovision(s)! “TV makes History“, «Public history weekly», 2, 2014, n. 29, 2014)
    It is a well-known fact that from the second half of the 20th century mass media have been influencing our perception of past and present. However, what consequences does this manipulative capacity of the media have for ...
  • Thinking about Competency-oriented Learning. New Realism or ‘Old’ Pragmatics? 

    Hellmuth, Thomas (T. Hellmuth, Thinking about Competency-oriented Learning. New Realism or ‘Old’ Pragmatics?, «Public history weekly», 2, 2014, n. 30, 2014)
    Over the last few years, different competency models have prevailed and are now competing against each other. However, competency orientation is not fundamentally questioned, even though it tends – provocatively worded – ...
  • Stalingrad, and the Politics of Historical Memory in Russia 

    Khodnev, Alexander S. (A. S. Khodnev, Stalingrad, and the Politics of Historical Memory in Russia, «Public history weekly», 2, 2014, n. 31, 2014)
    The past forms a significant part of the collective identity of modern Russians. The most controversial figure in twentieth-century Russian history is Joseph Stalin. The assessment of his era divides Russian society no ...
  • “Race” — a necessary category? 

    Kühberger, Christoph (C. Kühberger, “Race” — a necessary category?, «Public history weekly», 2, 2014, n. 32, 2014)
    Ever since National Socialism used the term “Rasse” in a biologistic and inhumane manner and forced it into culture, it has no longer been possible for German speakers to use the term in a neutral, or uncharged, fashion. ...
  • Between Memory Recall and Historical Consciousness: Implications for Education 

    Lévesque, Stéphane (S. Lévesque, Between Memory Recall and Historical Consciousness: Implications for Education, «Public history weekly», 2, 2014, n. 33, 2014)
    “Honestly, I don’t recall anything. But I think there were lots of troubles between French and English Canadians… ” says one 17 year old student when asked to recount the history of Canada. Like many of her counterparts, ...
  • Big History: Can life go on without a meta-narrative? 

    Parkes, Robert (R. Parkes, Big History: Can life go on without a meta-narrative?, «Public history weekly», 2, 2014, n. 35, 2014)
    There is something attractive about ‘Big History’, David Christian’s approach to teaching the past. If World History is understood as an attempt to know the past beyond national categories, Big History seeks to understand ...
  • Teaching Historical Thinking: Dilemmas not Dichotomies! 

    Martin, Daisy (D. Martin, Teaching Historical Thinking: Dilemmas not Dichotomies!, «Public history weekly», 2, 2014, n. 36, 2014)
    Breadth versus depth, content versus skills, inquiry versus memorization, textbooks versus primary sources; history educators in the U.S. hear dichotomies like these all the time. But framing these as dichotomies, as ...
  • Youth, Resistance, and Public Uses of History in Mexico 

    Plá, Sebastián (S. Plá, Youth, Resistance, and Public Uses of History in Mexico, «Public history weekly», 2, 2014, n. 37, 2014)
    Conventional wisdom on the teaching of history in Mexico holds that the problem of learning is that today’s young people only think about the present and that they are incapable of assessing the past and the future. To ...
  • The science of history turns – even in school? 

    Sauer, Michael (M. Sauer, The science of history turns – even in school?, «Public history weekly», 2, 2014, n. 38, 2014)
    In the historical sciences, one turn follows another: from the rather old linguistic turn to the postcolonial or global turn, the visual or iconic turn to the spatial, acoustic, and material turn. But how does history ...
  • What heritage day? 

    Siebörger, Rob (R. Siebörger, What heritage day?, «Public history weekly», 2, 2014, n. 39, 2014)
    24 September is annually “Heritage Day” in South Africa. A Cape Town cartoonist conveyed greetings for the day in a cartoon he entitled “When the rainbow nation becomes the boerewors Nation.” It very effectively introduces ...
  • Do curricula inspire historical thinking? 

    Thünemann, Holger (H. Thünemann, Do curricula inspire historical thinking?, «Public history weekly», 2, 2014, n. 40, 2014)
    In recent years, German-speaking history didactics has once again focused on curricula and syllabuses (after a lengthy lull in the 1990s). The Swiss “Lehrplan 21” project has demonstrated how controversial curricular issues ...

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