Living History: Reenacted Prehistory between Research and Popular Performance
Completed Research project
This interdisciplinary project, financed by the Volkswagen Foundation, examines by means of ‘living history’ forms of physical appropriation of history. From the perspective of contemporary history, re-enactments in open-air museums, television documentaries and themed walks, which are supposed to visualise the beginnings of human history, will be considered. The main focus here will be on the analysis of concrete re-enactments, their relationship to scholarship and the concepts, motives and prior knowledge of the re-enactors.
Website on the project: http://www.livinghistory.uni-tuebingen.de