public history

Philosophy & History

Call for Proposals: #RecordCovid19: Historicizing Experiences of the Pandemic

We are looking for interesting and innovative proposals for a new book about historical perspectives on the Covid-19 pandemic.

Politics & Society

Iconoclasm: From Post-Socialist Yugoslavia to Black Lives Matter

Against the backdrop of the ongoing protests across the United States and Europe to denounce structural racism, take down its monuments, and call for a critical postcolonial confrontation with history, Gal Kirn draws connections between the present moment and the memory culture of the new states of former Yugoslavia during the 1990s.

Philosophy & History

Coronarchiv: How Public Historians Are Collecting Memories of the Corona Pandemic

German public historians have started an online platform to collect everyday memories of the Corona crisis. Their aim is to make an archive of a wide range of different experiences of the present moment available for future historical research.

Language & Culture

World War II Museums and the Battle for Memory, 75 Years Later

In 2020, can we make a universal claim that the end of the Second World War in Europe was a liberation, a symbol of peace and freedom? A plea for multi-faceted approaches to remembering World War II.

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